Glasses, calculator, and pen
    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    This October, the American Booksellers Association will bring its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar to Minneapolis and Denver. Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend.

    The Bookery Manchester
    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

    The second quarter of 2018 saw 19 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    The Greeting Card Association, a member organization comprised of greeting card publishers, has created a survey to gain insight from independent booksellers about potential partnerships.

    Local Policy Action Toolkit
    By David Grogan on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    The toolkit offers independent business owners and retailers tips for engaging with their city officials and advocating for policies that strengthen and grow local businesses.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Jul 16, 2018

    Booksellers who signed up for the #HarperCollinsLovesIndies program this year got the chance to create live videos for Facebook followers on selected Saturdays throughout the year.

    Posted on Monday, Jul 16, 2018

    Stores will now use unique discount codes to purchase devices at the same discount and with the same affiliation terms as before.

    Posted on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

    New CBC diversity award plans fall launch; Noodlephant illustrator pens blog post on Ci6; Amazon Prime Day encounters problems; Casemate to distribute Gremese Editore; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Pineapple Press; HMH to close Eamon Dolan Books; CEO to leave Bonnier Zaffre; Promotions at HC Children’s Books; Quarto appoints Andy Cumming; Penny Candy Books visiting indies; Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Pinckley Prizes for Fiction winners announced

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Jul 16, 2018

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 0.5 percent in May 2018 compared to May 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of July 9, 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.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
    BTW signup ad
    Title: BTW signup ad
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    The self-guided online course from Sarah Benoit of JB Media Group offers strategies and best practices to take control over and enhance store websites, improve online presence, and attract and engage more customers.

    By Emily Behnke on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

    Bookseller panelists at Children’s Institute discussed the different ways independent bookstores can make a greater effort to engage with and provide resources for their local underserved communities.

    By Emily Behnke on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz of Two Cats Communications discussed what analytics are, how to activate them, and whether or not booksellers should consider them a priority.

    IndieCommerce logo on computer screen
    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    The August 2 webinar will instruct attendees how to sell non-book inventory online, interpret admin-only data, adjust the search algorithm, and more.

    The Incendiaries by RO Kwon
    By Liz Button on Monday, Jul 16, 2018

    John Francisconi, manager of Bank Square Books, said R.O. Kwon’s debut novel, The Incendiaries, “knocked me sideways.”

    Posted on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    Gabriela Alemán’s debut, Poso Wells, is “poised to have a longstanding impression on readers for years to come,” said Rebecca George of Volumes Bookcafe.

    A photo of Dundee Book Company, a small mobile bookstore.
    By Emily Behnke on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    Ted Wheeler shared the ways that Dundee Book Company, a mobile bookstore cart he owns with his wife, Nicole Wheeler, is impacting his neighborhood in Omaha. 

    Posted on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

    Opening receptions for Finley’s Fiction, That Book Store, and The Brain Lair; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Bards Alley celebrates first year; Books & Books event features indie publishers; Scout & Morgan celebrates Find Waldo Local; and more.

    Title: Around Indies