Amazon’s plans to open new physical bookstore locations throughout the U.S. are “modest,” according to the New York Times, despite earlier media reports that Amazon was looking to open up to 400 bricks-and-mortar storefronts.
The IndieBound Refresher pack, which was created at the request of booksellers looking to re-familiarize themselves with the IndieBound program, contains bookmarks, decals, rally cards, and pins that promote the power of shopping local.
This week, Independent Bookstore Day announced that author Lauren Groff will serve as the 2016 Author Ambassador for the April 30 event. Merchandise orders for booksellers planning to participate are due February 1.
Award-winning author and literacy advocate Kwame Alexander delivered an enthusiastic and inspiring breakfast keynote on his life as a writer, bookseller, and publisher on the final day of Winter Institute 2016.
While more consumers are choosing to shop locally to support their communities, a number of challenges remain for local economies, as presenters will discuss during three education sessions on localism at Winter Institute 11.
The IndieBound Refresher pack, created at the request of booksellers looking to re-familiarize themselves with the IndieBound program and its adaptable designs, contains bookmarks, decals, rally cards, and pins that promote the power of shopping local.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.