In a letter released this week, authors Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are calling on their fellow authors to show their support for Indies First by signing up to be booksellers at their favorite independent bookstores on November 29, Small Business Saturday.
The newest addition to the list of keynote presenters for the 10th anniversary of the Winter Institute is Azar Nafisi, author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, the winner of the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for nonfiction.
The workshop “Introduction to Retail Bookselling,” on Sunday, February 8, just prior to the opening of Winter Institute 2015, will provide new and prospective booksellers with a crash course in critical aspects of bookstore ownership and management.
Award-winning author A.S. King delivered these inspiring remarks at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference on Sunday, September 21. King’s latest novel for young adults, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, will be published next month.
With the recent release of the paperback edition of Stephen Jimenez’s controversial The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, ABFFE President Chris Finan reflects on the failed efforts to force 23 bookstores to cancel their events for the book last year and announces plans for an ABFFE program at Winter Institute.
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and five independent bookstores are among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in federal court this week challenging a new Arizona criminal law that bans nude images.
ABA is urging its member bookstores to help the #efairnessnow social media campaign go viral by posting campaign images on their Facebook and Twitter feeds, or, as Harvard Book Store in Cambridge did, create and post their own #efairnessnow image.
On September 17, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal published a letter calling for e-fairness from Richard Howorth, the owner of Square Books. The letter was written in response to an article that noted Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue.
Kendall Kulper is the author of Salt & Storm, a Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices pick for young adults. “With achingly beautiful prose, Kulper has crafted an intricately knotted story of love and revenge, legacy and sacrifice, destiny and freedom,” said Summer Laurie of Books Inc.
Maria’s Bookshop celebrates 30th anniversary; Broadway Books finds new co-owner; Scuppernong Books adds new owners; Left Bank Books voted Best Bookstore; Literati Bookstore expands, adds coffee shop; King City Books opens for business
Authors United to ask Justice Department for Amazon inquiry; Women’s National Book Association selects Great Group Reads; NCAC announces winners of Cameron Post Essay Contest; Penguin Random House in partnership with Universal Pictures