Bookstores across the country have organized many fun activities and promotions this season, ranging from traditional gift-wrapping programs benefitting local charities to Duck’s Cottage’s holiday-themed “Coloring and Cocktails” event.
Katherine Hannigan and Luis Alberto Urrea, authors whose earlier work has been highlighted in the Indie Next List’s new Revisit & Rediscover feature, will make appearances at the first-ever Backlist Book Swap at Winter Institute.
Authors Lauren Groff and Elizabeth Alexander, whose recent books have been number one picks on this year’s Indie Next Lists, were also honored to have their titles named favorites by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, respectively.
A Wi11 education session led by Total Computing Solutions’ Jim Hammons will review data security and PCI compliance standards to show booksellers how they can better protect their customers’ credit card data and their own businesses from liability.
Aaron Cance, a former bookseller at The King’s English in Salt Lake City, Utah, is opening a bookstore next week in nearby Sandy. The Printed Garden will offer a mix of new and gently used, out-of-print, and signed and rare books.
Groups representing booksellers and authors joined in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 2, to urge the court to review a lower court decision that found Apple violated antitrust law by conspiring to influence e-book pricing.
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has launched a year-end fundraising campaign with the hopes of raising $10,000 to continue its work providing emergency financial assistance to booksellers in times of crisis.
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.