The American Booksellers Association and the American Booksellers for Free Expression have joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in condemning this week’s terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Christopher Scotton, the debut author of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, talks about what inspired him to write a novel, the real-life experiences he brought to the story, and how he learned about the people and places of the book’s setting, the Appalachian Mountains.
As 2014 draws to a close, the many favorite titles that independent booksellers enthusiastically hand-sold and helped book buyers discover during the year are appearing across the year-end Indie Bestseller Lists.
Two important Winter Institute deadlines are drawing near: December 31 is the last day for booksellers to cancel their conference registration and still receive a refund; January 9 is the deadline to secure the special ABA rate for accommodations at the overflow hotel, the Renaissance Asheville.
The second annual Indies First on Small Business Saturday marked the kickoff of the holiday shopping season for Main Street businesses, and with more than 420 bookstores hosting 1,200-plus author volunteers on Saturday, November 29, independent booksellers across the nation were celebrating in full swing.
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