ABC Best Books Catalog Orders Due August 31

    The order deadline for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is August 31. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

    Wi12 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

    The American Booksellers Association is currently accepting applications from booksellers for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2017 Winter Institute.

    Registration Underway for Workshops on Principles of Bookstore Finance

    ABA is offering the full-day workshop “Principles of Bookstore Finance” on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, prior to the New Atlantic and Northern California independent booksellers association trade shows, respectively.

    Milkweed Books to Celebrate Grand Opening September 20

    Milkweed Books, a nonprofit bookstore owned and operated by independent publisher Milkweed Editions, is nearly ready for its debut at Open Book, the nonprofit literary arts center in Minneapolis.

    Four-Eyed Frog Books Becomes Community-Owned

    Twenty-three community members in the small Northern California town of Gualala recently became the owners of Four-Eyed Frog Books. The new shareholders are a diverse group, but all have a passion for keeping the bookstore open and thriving.

    Phoenix Books Rutland Serves as Community Resource for Syrian Refugee Resettlement Plan

    Following a controversial proposal by Rutland, Vermont’s mayor to accept up to 100 Syrian refugees, Will Notte, senior bookseller at Phoenix Books Rutland and president of the city’s Board of Aldermen, created a book display to educate residents about the country and its people.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Atef Abu Saif

    Atef Abu Saif is the author of The Drone Eats With Me: A Gaza Diary, a Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut. Mary Fran Buckley of Eight Cousins said Abu Saif’s account is “testimony that must be heard.”

    Bookseller’s Debut Novel Publishes Next Month

    Kea Wilson of Left Bank Books talks about her writing career and the inspiration for We Eat Our Own, her debut novel based on a controversial 1980 Italian horror exploitation film.

    Banned in Boston: The Sad Case of the Dunster House Bookshop

    In his latest column on the history of the fight for free speech, ABFE Director Chris Finan looks at the case against a bookseller that finally led the Massachusetts legislature to change the state’s obscenity law.

    IndieCommerce: Website Security, SIBA16 Meetings & More

    The August 24 IndieCommunication newsletter features updates on a move to HTTPS everywhere, one-on-one meetings at the SIBA trade show, a schedule change for ACH transfers, and other news.

    Small Press Profile: Creston Books

    Creston Books, a small children’s book publisher in Berkeley, California, produces quality picture books and middle grade titles, at least a third of which are by debut authors.

    Around Indies

    Page & Palette’s Karin Wilson elected mayor; Dog Ear Books coming to Arkansas; Bridgeside Books owner to open Bridgeside Home; Half Price Books branch arrives in Decatur

    BTW News Briefs

    George by Alex Gino receives NAIBA’s Carla Cohen Free Speech Award; 2016 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners announced; Marilynne Robinson wins 2016 Holbrooke Award

    Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

    All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.