Staff at Inklings Bookshop is asking the bookselling community to help raise money for their coworker Mimi Applebaum’s heart transplant by donating signed books and other items for an auction to take place on Independent Bookstore Day.
More than 150 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York City for the 12th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Booksellers are invited to use a special discount code for online ticket orders and to share the code with their customers.
The American Booksellers Association has joined with other book industry groups and publishers to sign a petition calling on Congress and the White House to end the embargo against Cuba as it relates to books and educational materials.
Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride talks about the Prizes’ 100th anniversary and how getting involved in the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative can help booksellers sell more books and connect with customers.
After a pipe burst at The Drama Book Shop and damaged a good portion of its inventory, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda encouraged his more than 269,000 Twitter followers to support the store: the result has been record sales and widespread media attention for the store.
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.