Titles Announced for 2014 ABC Best Books Catalog: Order Deadline September 1

Presented here by category are the more than 200 titles featured in this year’s ABC Best Books for Children Catalog.

ABA to Offer “Nuts & Bolts of Finance” & More at NAIBA, SIBA Shows

The 2014 fall trade show season kicks off on Friday, September 19, with events in the New Atlantic and Southern regions, and ABA will be at both to present new educational programming and to meet booksellers on the trade show floor.

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.

SIBA Seeks Volunteers for Overnight Hospitality Program at Wi10

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is looking for hosts for SHOP (the Southern Hospitality Overnight Program), an effort to provide travel alternatives for booksellers from other parts of the country who are planning to attend the 2015 Winter Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.

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.

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Five e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include literary fiction, young adult, cooking and entertaining, and garden maintenance. 

Around Indies

Kickstarter campaign underway for new bookstore in D.C.; Giovanni’s Room to reopen in September; The Bookworm plans to relocate; Laurel Book Store to move to downtown Oakland

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