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
“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.
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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