The Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland has debuted a green bookselling manifesto, while the American Booksellers Association is wrapping up a bookseller survey on environmental sustainability.
In the first of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will focus on Independent Bookstore Day and how regional businesses put together bookstore crawls and passports.
Quad, LSC call off deal; Harlequin reorganizes; PRH buys F+W Books; Workman to distribute Familius; ComicHub to supply graphic novel, comics sales data to NPD BookScan; WNDB launches fundraiser; Man Booker Prize longlist announced; Will Eisner Comic Industry Award winners announced; Dayton Literary Peace Prize names winner of distinguished achievement award; NEIBA announces book award finalists; Church of the Graveyard Saints chosen for Four Corners/One Book program
House of Books, Writers’ Workshoppe under new ownership; Hooray for Books reopens; Square, Chapters, Bridgeside celebrate anniversaries; Midtown Reader bookseller to compete on Jeopardy; Books & Books, Silver Unicorn, Curious Iguana, Turning the Page, Round Table, Book Exchange and Bible Bookstore, M. Judson, Gibson’s, Toadstool, White Birch, Innisfree, Water Street, Monkey See Monkey Do, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives 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.