BTW - Week of February 27, 2019

27 Feb

Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2019 in Pittsburgh this June may now register for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

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27 Feb
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Children’s Institute Nearing Capacity: Register Now

Registration is filling up fast for the American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute, which will be held June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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25 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Tayari Jones as 2019 Author Ambassador

The fifth annual event will be celebrated at more than 575 participating independent bookstores across the country on Saturday, April 27.

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22 Feb

MIBA Brings Back Indie Bookstore Roadmap for 2019 Bookstore Day

This year’s map will encourage customers to post pictures of themselves in a featured bookstore.

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27 Feb
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Voting Begins March 1 for Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Children and teens will choose the winners by voting online and in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the country; the voting period ends June 2.

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27 Feb

Applications Due March 5 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2019 scholarship program was revised this year to support booksellers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals.

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27 Feb

Nominees for 2019 Pannell Awards Announced

The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2019 Pannell Awards include 28 general bookstores and 11 children’s specialty bookstores.

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21 Feb

Recipients Announced for 2019 Bookselling Without Borders Fellowships

More than 200 booksellers applied for the 2019 scholarships over just two weeks, representing 145 bookstores in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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27 Feb

March 1 Deadline Approaching for 2019 Find Waldo Local Celebration

Registration will be capped at 250 ABA member stores for the July event, which serves as a campaign to promote the value of shopping locally.

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27 Feb

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Offers Up to $50,000

Booksellers can enter the contest by writing a short profile that highlights their bookstore’s unique story; entries will be accepted through March 25.

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27 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Ingram to consolidate distribution in England; BookBrowse publishes report on book clubs; MIT Press to distribute no place press; Personnel changes at S&S Speakers Bureau, Hachette Book Group, Random House Sales Group, Chronicle, Riverhead, Association of American Publishers; PEN America Literary Award winners honored; Nebula Prize finalists, Lukas Prize shortlist announced

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27 Feb
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ABA Announces Promotions for Sydney Jarrard and Daniel O’Brien

The American Booksellers Association has announced the promotion of key staff members on the association’s content and membership teams.

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27 Feb

Petition Process Continues for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot.

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26 Feb

Cricket Book Shop Celebrates 50th Year as ABA Member

Cricket Book Shop, which sells new books and gifts, opened on July 30, 1969, in Ashton, Maryland. That same year, the bookstore joined the American Booksellers Association.

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26 Feb
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ABFE Free Speech Report: Debate Over Who to Ban, and Not Over Ideas, Is a Bad Idea

“There is plenty of debate in this country. But all too often, on social media at least, it is over what speech is appropriate and not over what is actually being said,” writes ABFE Director David Grogan.

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27 Feb
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Special Edition Episode of “Counterspeak” Features the Open Discussion Project

The episode features audio from the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute education session “Bookstores Launch the Open Discussion Project.” 

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26 Feb
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Wi14 Education Idea Exchange: Marketing to Genre Readers

Booksellers at the American Booksellers Association’s recent Winter Institute discussed marketing, merchandising, events, and more during a roundtable focused on genre titles. 

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27 Feb

Wi14 Education: Dealing With Difficult People

The education session at Winter Institute focused on tips for identifying and navigating distressing situations or instances of harassment in the context of the bookstore.

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27 Feb
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IndieCommerce Stores Invited to Sign Up for Two Webinars

The March 7 live demonstration will look at wish lists and gift registries; on March 21, the demo will cover custom order confirmation e-mails and invoices.

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26 Feb
Believe by Robert Sabuda

“Believe” Author Robert Sabuda on the Art (and Sale) of Pop-Up Books

Sabuda, author the forthcoming Candlewick title Believe: A Pop-Up Book of Possibilities, was one of the more than 140 authors who met with booksellers at the Author Reception at Winter Institute 14.

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27 Feb

The March ’19 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The March Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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27 Feb

Libro.fm Partners With #OnceYouGoBlackOut for Black History Month

The #OnceYouGoBlackOut initiative, launched by a team of book-loving Instagram users, focuses on celebrating little-known titles by black authors.

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26 Feb
A look inside Elliott Bay Book Company.

Elliott Bay Partners With Local School to Host 100 Students on Field Trip

A local high school teacher, Adam Gish, wanted to share his love of reading and bookstores with his students in a new way: a school field trip. 

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27 Feb

Around Indies

Main Street Reads to open; Story on the Square, Malaprop's satellite open; EyeSeeMee, Second Star to the Right relocate; Snowbound celebrates 35 years; Birchbark, River Bend, City of Asylum, The Book Catapult, Politics and Prose, Hooray for Books, Old Town featured in local news

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