Scenes from Children's Institute
    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

    This week, more than 300 independent booksellers traveled to New Orleans for ABA’s sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, an event that has become a favorite on the industry calendar.

    Gavel
    Posted on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    In a major victory for sales tax fairness, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in a case that will redefine the legal obligation of online retailers regarding sales tax collection, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg

    Robert Sindelar
    Posted on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Here, Sindelar shares his thoughts on the reimagined BookExpo as well as initiatives to help indie booksellers capitalize on pre-orders and to bring the Batch invoicing system to the U.S.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    At the ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, Chelsea Clinton shared her thoughts with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of D.C.’s Politics and Prose, on the importance of children’s literature and writing books that teach kids about activism.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

    As part of her talk, Mallika Chopra, author of the forthcoming children’s book Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More, led booksellers in a guided meditation exercise.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Sales in the children’s and YA category have grown faster than the overall print book market in the U.S., according to data presented at Children’s Institute by NPD Book Client Development Specialist Allison Risbridger.

    Ticking clock
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Booksellers have until June 30 to apply for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute via a form on BookWeb.

    ABACUS-17 logo
    Posted on Monday, Jun 18, 2018

    American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Bookseller nominations for the program, supported by $250,000 of author James Patterson’s personal funds, will be accepted until September 30.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 2.7 percent in April 2018 compared to April 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of June 13, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up more than 5 percent over 2017.

    Posted on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Kid Lit creates immigration petition; Obama posts reading list; Her Body and Other Parties to become TV series; Australian Booksellers Association CEO to leave; IBC hires new executive director; Ingram signs distribution agreement with Penn Press; University of Virginia Press partners with University of Delaware Press; PRH sells Smashing Ideas; Personnel changes at Basic Books, HMH, Atria; Brooklyn Book Festival announces lineup; WNDB internship grant award, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal, Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, International Dublin Literary Award winners announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist announced

    Stethoscope
    By David Grogan on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rule that will expand access to association health plans (AHPs). AHPs would allow small businesses to band together through a trade association to purchase health insurance across state lines.

    Shop local
    By Maria Peroni on Monday, Jun 18, 2018

    The recent study Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon demonstrates the significant economic benefit that supporting independent businesses has on local communities.

    By Maria Peroni on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    Earlier this month, the Senate passed a bill that will allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to raise its cap for 7(a) general business loans by 15 percent.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    Gregory Day of BookPeople calls Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation “one of the most existentially satisfying reads in recent memory.”

    Posted on Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Ely Watson of A Room of One’s Own called Convenience Store Woman “a strong commentary on obsessive work culture” and praised its “calculated, removed prose and unique narrative and characters.”

    Posted on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    The July Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 17, 2018.

    Miriam Chan, owner of The Lev
    Posted on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

    The Lev pops up in L.A.; Poetic Justice Books & Arts opens in Florida; Briars & Brambles to open in New York; A New Chapter opens in West Virginia; Solid State, Storybrooke Café, Let’s Play Books grow offerings; Winchester Book Gallery on the move; Violet Valley serves as “a beacon of hope and pride and love”; Staff changes at {pages}; Quail Ridge Books wins local awards; Downtown Books finds success with nonprofit partnerships; Local news profiles Klindt’s

    Title: Around Indies