Booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in a quidditch match at Ci7, where they will be coached by Pittsburgh’s Steel City Quidditch Club. Registration for bookstore tours is still open as well.
For the store’s first meeting, attendees discussed Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl, an anthology with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, and Tayari Jones, among other prominent women writers of color.
PRH to acquire F+W publishing assets; Harlequin Studios launched; S&S to distribute Mrs Wordsmith, Tanglewood; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Harper, Little, Brown; CLMP Firecracker Awards, PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, Women’s Prize for Fiction winners announced; Orwell Prize shortlist announced
By filling out the ABACUS survey, booksellers will receive a full benchmarking report, a customized bookstore performance report, and a range of online tools that provide a variety of specific analyses.
Righton, Sag Harbor, Wilson Book Gallery, Canvasback now open; Love’s Sweet Arrow, Bodacious to open; Reads and Company celebrates grand opening; Three Lives opens sidewalk shop; Redbery expands; Pegasus, Book Soup, Monkey See, Writer’s Block, River Dog celebrate anniversaries; Lit. Bar owner manages Sonia Sotomayor signing; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Book Group Ambassador Program; Tattered Cover launches Big Summer Read; Bookends & Beginnings, Mil Mundos, E. Shaver, Avid, A Cappella, Well-Read Moose, Auntie’s, Paulina Springs featured in local news, and more.
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