Booksellers boycott Amazon’s AbeBooks; W.H. Smith was B&N’s rumored buyer; Abrams to distribute Cernunnos; Hopkins to distribute Northeastern University Press; Promotions at Penguin Press, Barefoot Books, Tom Doherty Associates, Open Road: USPS proposes rate increases; LSC Communications to acquire Quad/Graphics; Nominations open for CILIP Book Awards; SIBA Book Prize, Cundill History Prize finalists announced; World Fantasy Award, National Translation Award, PEN America Literary Award winners announced
Changing Hands co-owner Cindy Dach wanted to help the stores’ booksellers learn skills that could be used in both the industry and beyond, so she launched a series of educational sessions on a range of topics.
The company’s request for proposals, which kicked off the search for a second location last year, led to a bidding war among 238 cities and regions, though the proposals have largely been kept under wraps.
These events “are critical opportunities to celebrate our common humanity, erasing fear and hatred — and we must continue them no matter who tries to shout us down,” said Cellar Door’s Linda Sherman-Nurick.
Just in time for Indies First on Small Business Saturday, Libro.fm has announced details about how it will be celebrating indie bookstores, as well as the November 2018 Audiobook Bestseller List, based on sales through hundreds of independent bookstore locations.
Change in ownership at Reading Rock Books; River Dog Book Company to open bookmobile; The Homer Bookstore to celebrate anniversary; Tom Braun of Wild Rumpus dies; Blue Manatee, Joseph-Beth Booksellers among best bookstores in Cincinnati; Porter Square Books announces winners of 2019 Writers in Residence program
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