Wi10 Contest Extended: Fun, Energetic T-Shirt Designs Wanted

ABA’s design contest celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Winter Institute will continue to accept entries from member booksellers until next Friday, September 5.

Discounted Membership for Used Bookstores Ends September 30

A special promotion underway through September 30 allows used bookstores to join ABA for just $100, half the regular used bookstore rate. The discounted membership term extends until January 31, 2016.

The September ’14 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

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

Napa Bookstores Clean Up, Assess Damage Following Earthquake

Copperfield’s Books’ Napa branch and Napa Bookmine are on the mend after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked both stores and sent hundreds of books tumbling to their floors. 

A Bookseller Commentary: Another Book Banned in Another High School

Randy Smith, co-owner, with Ann Baumgartle, of Indiana’s Destinations Booksellers, explains in a letter to the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression why he thinks it is important to fight censorship and what he’s doing about it.

An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Jennifer Longo

Jennifer Longo is the author of Six Feet Over It, a Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices pick for young adults.

Magic Tree Honored for Dedication to the Community

The Magic Tree Bookstore was recently honored with a proclamation from Oak Park, Illinois, which recognized the 30-year-old indie for its service to the community and for introducing children to a lifelong love of reading.

Around Indies

Kickstarter campaign underway for new bookstore in D.C.; Giovanni’s Room to reopen in September; Dee Robinson of Village Books to retire

BTW News Briefs

Mitch Kaplan to announce National Book Award finalists on NPR; Winners of the American Poets Prizes revealed; Corporate communications changes announced at Penguin Random House; Ingram adds two distribution clients