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11 Sep
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69 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to 2020 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee, four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block, and transportation costs up to $400. 

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10 Sep

Quarto Offering Indie Bookstore Display Kits for National Coming Out Day on October 11

More than 100 bookstores and organizations from across the country have already signed up to receive the kits, which include a downloadable sign, pins inspired by the book Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? and a free chapter to download, and more.

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11 Sep

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First 2019 Offer a Range of Deals

As part of the seventh annual celebration of Indies First, 49 publishers have signed on to offer indie booksellers special terms, including traditional publishers as well as university presses. 

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03 Sep

Check Out the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club’s Six Picks for Fall

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim has chosen the six titles book clubs should be reading and discussing this fall.

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04 Sep

Titles Announced for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers have until Friday, September 6, to order the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to land in stores later this month.

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04 Sep
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New “Counterspeak” Episode Out Now

This installment features an interview with American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher, who is retiring from ABA at the end of the year.

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04 Sep

Application Process Ongoing for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

The award recognizes the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved store operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, and more. 

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04 Sep

Reminder: Nominations Open for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus

Author James Patterson will select winners from bookstores across the U.S. to receive bonuses this holiday season. The grant application asks one question: “Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?” 

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03 Sep
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Politics & Prose Sells Nearly 17,000 Books at 2019 National Book Festival

According to Bradley Graham, who co-owns Politics & Prose with his wife, Lissa Muscatine, the pop-up store offered titles from the more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators featured at the festival.

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03 Sep

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The annual scholarship program will send one bookseller to ABA’s Winter Institute and their region’s 2020 fall trade show, and provide a stipend to start a community outreach program.

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