Registration is open through January 10 for a range of special events, including an employee manual workshop, appointments with publishers, advanced education sessions, a bookselling boot camp, and more.
Last call for PW bookstore, rep award nominations; Peterson’s acquires B.E.S. Publishing; Bloomsbury acquires Oberon Books; Dav Pilkey named PW’s Person of the Year; Malcolm Margolin wins Jack D. Rittenhouse Award; Nancy Olson Bookseller Award winners named; PEN Translates awards announced
Thank You, The Bookstore open; Little City, Loyalty, McNally Jackson to open new locations; Book ’n’ Brush marks 50 years; South Main Book Co., Linden Tree under new ownership; BookBar nonprofit announces board; Still North, Curious Reader, Book Moon, This House of Books, Parnassus, and Seattle member stores 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.