This new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose creativity and ideas have helped improve their bookstore’s operations and/or foster relationships within the local community.
Shipments to ship-to locations within the continental U.S. that have standard ground shipping times of three business days or greater from Macmillan’s Gordonsville warehouse will be made by two-day air.
Authors file second suit against Cengage; Coalition for Books launches in New Zealand; Libro.fm expands ALC program; IPG, Ingram announce distribution deals with new publishers; Personnel changes at Scholastic, Flatiron, Welbeck, Equinox Books; We Need Diverse Books summer fundraiser ongoing; Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year longlist announced; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, Massachusetts Book Award winners announced
The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced Tuesday that religious books, including Bibles, will be excluded from the Trump administration’s 10 percent tariff on goods imported from China, while tariffs on children’s books will be delayed to December 15.
The session offered booksellers the opportunity to learn best practices for hosting events in-store and off-site, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues.
“Like most of us in bookselling,” says Ariana Paliobagis of Country Bookshelf, “we come to this business not from a business background, but from a love of books and a love of community, so there’s a lot about running a business that we can still learn.”
Sandcastle Tales opens; Erin Rivera takes over Frugal Frigate; Book + Bottle, Madison Street to open; Sweetwood, Adventure Bound, Ivy move; Narrow Gauge celebrates first year; Branches Books and Gifts named Business of the Year; Drew Sieplinga featured on The Moth; Main Street Books, Brewster, Third Street, The Bookstore, Love’s Sweet Arrow, Nantucket Bookworks, Wild Detectives, Porter Square, Northshire, Jane Addams, Old Town, Birchbark, Books Are Magic, Turnrow, Literati 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.