Independent booksellers across the country hosted celebrations for this year’s Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 30, with the typical fun festivities, sales and discounts, and author events to kick off the holiday shopping season.
This week, the Washington Post will begin publishing the weekly adult National Indie Bestseller lists on the Washington Post website and in the “Outlook” section of the Sunday printed edition of the newspaper.
Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 6, 2020.
Real People Monday breaks Libro.fm records; NYT studies Amazon’s effect on Baltimore; Nominations open for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Quarto to reactivate Frances Lincoln, Aurum Press; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Scribner, Workman; CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards, FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards winners announced; Wingate Prize longlist announced
In this installment, author David Kirby talks about the status of free speech in America and about his book When They Come For You: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties — and How to Take Them Back.
San Marco reopens; Flintridge, Katy Budget to move; Penn Book Center changes name; Vermont Book Shop celebrates 70th; Casa Camino collecting pajamas; Dolphin, Raven Book Store, Our Daily Nada, Winchester, Bookmiser, Main Street Books, Merritt, Toadstool, Wicked Good Books, The Bookstore of Gloucester, The Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Walden Pond, Pegasus 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.