On Thursday, July 17, in a letter sent to every member of the U.S. Senate, Advocates for Independent Business urged congressional support for the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act, which was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, July 15.
ABA will again award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the ABA Winter Institute to the owner or an employee of a bookstore that submits its financial data to the ABACUS Survey. The deadline for submissions to ABACUS-13 is July 31.
Last week, Island Books of Mercer Island, Washington, became the first IndieCommerce store to go live on the Drupal 7 platform, and the IndieCommerce team now wants to hear from all IndieCommerce stores in either Group 1 or 2 that are ready to request a migration to Drupal 7.
In response to the removal of Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a high school reading list, Browseabout Books is giving away copies, which have been donated by community members, book industry partners, and readers of AfterEllen.
Last week, the EU Commission launched a preliminary investigation of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association’s antitrust complaint against Amazon, and France’s “Anti-Amazon” law went into effect.
Urban Expositions invites ABA members to attend its gift shows in various parts of the country this summer free of charge. Upcoming in July and August are regional shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston.
In the debut memoir Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter, “Maria Venegas tells the story of her complicated relationship with her estranged father with an honesty and tough vulnerability that is compelling and moving,” said Adrian Newell of Warwick’s in La Jolla, California.