Ingram donating to booksellers, libraries post-Florence; Independent We Stand announces annual Indie Awards; IPG sets up new print facility; NCAC director pens op-ed; Penguin Young Readers and Scholastic to launch new imprints; Staff changes at Holt, Melville House, Ecco, Ingram, Penguin’s Viking Children’s Books, S&S; SPD, CLMP create Indie Bookseller Council; 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced; Kirkus Prize finalists announced; Isabel Allende to receive National Book Award for lifetime achievement; National Book Foundation announces 2018 “5 Under 35” list
The October 4 roundtable on using social media to increase customers and drive sales, part of a series of educational roundtables held every other Thursday, will feature four experienced bookseller panelists.
Booksellers have just a few more days to submit their favorite adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across a range of categories, including photography/art, cooking, visual travel, novelty, stocking stuffers, and more.
Cindy Hulsey of Magic City Books dies at 58; Bookie's New and Used Books celebrates opening of second location; The Next Chapter Cafe to open in Northshire Bookstore's restaurant space; Empire Books to get new name; Second Star to the Right to move; The Learned Owl Bookshop celebrates 50th anniversary; Firestorm Books & Coffee files an appeal against the City of Asheville; and more.
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.