In the dozens of conversations I’ve had with friends and family about where my work travels are taking me next, I’ve been hearing the same refrain: “Pittsburgh is awesome!” See you there in seven days!
For many first-timers — or even seventh-timers — the event can be an overwhelming maze of education sessions, publisher talks, author signings, and networking opportunities. Here are some tips that can help.
“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.
Although book distributor Readerlink was reported to be planning a rival offer for the company, B&N did not receive a new bid as of the third-party deadline for its agreement with Elliott Management Corp.
Ingram considers West Coast fulfillment options; Harry Potter augmented reality game set for launch; Joy Harjo named U.S. Poet Laureate; Patterson and Follett partner for “All Books for All Kids”; Lerner Publishing to distribute Zest Books; Personnel changes at Longleaf Services, Crown and Tim Duggan Books; Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award, and International Dublin Literary Award winners announced
The third volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after their utility company threatened to turn off the heat in their house.
Turning the Page, Semicolon now open; McNally Jackson to open new location; Busboys and Poets features new bookstore section; Three Lives & Company reopens; Snowbound, Neighborhood Reads, Solid State celebrate anniversaries; The Bookloft relocates; Staff news at Bookmarks, Joseph-Beth; Ray Hillenbrand dies at 84; Merritt, Pagination, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives, Interabang, and Half Price featured in local news.
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.