The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors share their top goals — whether big, small, serious, fun, or somewhere in between — to help inspire other booksellers to set their own resolutions.
The Children’s Book Council is calling on booksellers, librarians, and teachers to sign up to be an official event host during the 100th anniversary celebration, which will take place from April 29 to May 5.
Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.
Printing delays reported this holiday season; Book sales up in 2018; PartnerShip releases white paper on rate increases; PW announces Persons of the Year; Obama announces 2018 book picks; Abrams now distributing Overlook Press; Binc and Sourcebooks offering new scholarship opportunity; Personnel changes at McGraw-Hill, Sourcebooks, Candlewick; PBS News Hour-NYT book club chooses Heart for January
Spark Books opens; The King’s English to open new location; Carmichael’s under new ownership; Highland Books on the moves; Novel Books recognized; Books & Mortar, Jake’s Place, Third Place Books make local news; 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.