On Monday, May 6, the American Booksellers Association e-mailed indie bookstore members to address the recent announcement that Baker & Taylor would be exiting the wholesale distribution of books to retailers.
ABA has posted detailed information about the organization’s search for its new CEO. The document was created by ABA’s CEO search committee in consultation with the outside search firm of Isaacson, Miller.
Retailers and entrepreneurs are taking to social media to celebrate this year’s National Small Business Week, which runs from May 5 to May 11 and celebrates small businesses’ impact on the U.S. economy and culture.
Just Kids wins One Book, One New York; PRH Grupo Editorial acquires Ediciones Salamandra; Chronicle Books to launch Chronicle Audio; Obama recommends three books; Highlights for Children sells imprints to Kane Press; Personnel changes at S&S, IPG, Dutton, DK; Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize winner announced; Chautauqua Prize shortlist announced; Orwell Prize longlists announced
At “Carrying Your Digital Marketing Campaigns Across Multiple Platforms,” booksellers will hear from four guest booksellers about how they manage and execute digital marketing campaigns at their stores.
“We have two bestseller displays in the windows based on the Indie Bestseller lists, and find that the books from the Indie Next List slowly gravitate to the bestseller window displays,” said Janet Bibeau of The Storybook Cove.
Shakespeare & Co. to open new location; Linda’s Story Time sold, renamed Turning the Page; Old Town Books pop-up goes permanent; Northshire welcomes new café; Carmichael’s, The Lit. Bar, Jane Addams, Literati, Uncle Bobbie’s, MahogonyBooks, Sankofa, Pyramid, Wild Geese, The Bookshop, Raven Book Store, Greedy Reads featured in local news; New Dominion hosts Rose Garden Party; The Novel Neighbor hosts OMG Bookfest; BookPeople to host Summer Reading Splash; 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.