Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.
The sign-up form asks participants to supply a photo and to reflect on their career in the bookselling industry, identify what they love about their jobs, and share significant or funny memories from their time in the business.
As part of the “Tell Me Everything” series from online news and debate website The Tylt, editor-at-large Jessie Blaeser visited Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, to find out why people love independent businesses.
U.K.’s Publishers Association revises statement on U.S. tariffs; Square to change standard processing rate; Today Show to announce Nicest Places contest winner; Sourcebooks creates international sales program; Mango acquires Conari; Arcadia launches internship program; Abrams to launch LGBTQIA graphic novel imprint; Europa, Iperborea to co-publish Passenger series; Personnel changes at Ingram, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Penguin Random House, Little Bee Books; National Book Foundation announces Literature for Justice selections; Goldsmiths Prize, Stephan Russo Books Prize for Social Justice shortlist announced; New England Book Award winners announced
Here’s a preview of the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier, which includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 35 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.
Otter Lane, Enchanted Chapters, High Five now open; Loyalty, Elliott Bay open new locations; Book Nook, Left Bank mark 50 years; Hearthside, Page 2 move; Midtown Scholar wraps up festival; Orinda owner to speak at event; The Mysterious Bookshop, Next Page, River Lights, Prairie Lights, Crazy Wisdom, Literati, La Playa, Warwick’s, Bluestocking, The Book Catapult, Bay Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Run for Cover, Little Shop of Stories, Brave + Kind, The Story Shop 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.