Headen will receive a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes funds to attend ABA’s 2020 Winter Institute and her regional trade show, plus a stipend of up to $1,000 to fund a community outreach project.
The 2019 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community is given to an individual or organization for a lifetime of achievement in expanding the audience for books and reading.
Children’s Book Week 2020 plans announced; UPS, FedEx rate increases announced; HMH announces new imprint; Casemate Group to distribute seven new publishers; BookTube episode two now streaming; Personnel changes at Poetry Society of America, HarperCollins, Henry Holt; New York Times 10 Best Books of 2019 announced; RNA Industry Award winners announced
Islander now open; Old Town, Half Price, Greedy Reads to open; Napa Bookmine, Interabang to reopen; Roebling Point plans move; Montclair, Loganberry celebrate anniversaries; Zenith to celebrate Jólabókaflóð; Staff changes at Books Are Magic; Three Lives, AFK, From My Shelf, Park Road, Anderson’s, Wishing Tree, Page 2, Novel Bay, Fact & Fiction featured in local news; New Dominion prepares for holiday season.
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.