More than 100 bookstores and organizations from across the country have already signed up to receive the kits, which include a downloadable sign, pins inspired by the book Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? and a free chapter to download, and more.
Indie booksellers across the country took to social media to entice customers to their stores on the official September 10 release date of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
Reed reboots BookExpo again; NYT reports on Amazon delivery driver crashes; Random House’s Susan Kamil dies; Oasis Family Media launches Paperback Classics; Abrams to publish Magic Cat in North America; Personnel changes at Shelf Awareness, Parallax Press, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, Simon & Schuster; National Translation Awards longlists announced; American Poets Prizes winners announced
Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies.
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.