On June 27, ALA announced the winners of the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction: All the Light We Cannot See and Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, both titles with strong support from indie booksellers from the very start.
ABA will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend Winter Institute 11 to the owner or an employee of a bookstore that submits its 2014 financial data to the ABACUS-14 survey before the July 1 deadline.
“Home Sweet Home,” a new study from Civic Economics for Independent We Stand and the North American Retail Hardware Association, shows that purchasing through locally owned home improvement stores generates twice as much local economic activity than shopping at a chain store.
In the first installment of a series on ABA’s staff and their roles in supporting indie booksellers, the Membership and Marketing team talks about its work in providing information and resources to members, developing indie-focused marketing campaigns, and meeting booksellers at ABA events.
ABFE Director Chris Finan expresses his personal belief that the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden should be dropped, allowing him to be tried for stealing government documents or another lesser crime.
Nobrow Press, a London-based graphic novel publisher, produces unique, sustainably printed graphic novels, comics, and picture books by illustrators from the U.S., the U.K., and other European countries.
On Monday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness, a coalition of small business owners, local retailers, and Main Street supporters, will be hosting a conference call to discuss the Remote Transaction Parity Act.
At its annual conference in Brussels earlier this month, the European & International Booksellers Federation reaffirmed its “absolute” belief in and support for freedom of speech, of publishing, and of bookselling.
Neil Van Uum, the owner of The Booksellers at Laurelwood and The Booksellers on Fountain Square, will open The Booksellers at Austin Landing in early September. The store is located in a new shopping development in Dayton, Ohio, and will feature a wide selection of children’s books and a café with a drive-through window.
2015 Andrew Carnegie fiction, nonfiction medal winners to be announced on Saturday; ReadingGroupGuides.com launches 2015 Book Group Survey; Inkshares allows stores to create their own imprints; We Need Diverse Books welcomes new members to Advisory Board, Executive Committee; 2015 New England Society in the City of New York Book Award winners announced