“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”
PartnerShip highlights how to save on shipping; KKR acquires OverDrive; S&S to distribute Oneworld Publications: Mango Publishing acquires Yellow Pear Press; Sourcebooks acquires Dawn Publications; The Experiment acquires Appletree Press; Sonny Mehta dies; Boris Kachka joins LA Times; Binc to honor SIBA’s Wanda Jewell; PNBA office on the move; Western Writers of America launches contest; PW and BookBrunch debut the Selfies book awards; RWA cancels RITA award; SIBA Okra Picks, PNBA Book Awards, Otherwise Awards, GINT Prize, Costa Book Award category winners announced
Booksellers attending the 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore later this month have a number of opportunities to learn more about ABA’s e-commerce platforms for indie bookstores, IndieCommerce and IndieLite.
Madison Street to open; words! goes co-op; Cupboard Maker Books holiday pop-up to stay; Brookline Booksmith to expand; Books of Wonder to stay through February; Liberty Bay Poulsbo sold; Chevalier’s celebrates 80 years; Let’s Play launches book festival; Casa Camino Real, Zenith, Brazos, Pressed, Collected Works, Magic City, Rough Draft, Still North, Fact & Fiction, Book Exchange, Tombolo, Downbound, Delaware Art Museum, Thank You, Left Bank, Green Toad, Off the Beaten Path, Trident, Brookline, Harvard, Paperback Exchange, Run for Cover, Mysterious Galaxy, Book Catapult, Back of Beyond, City Lights, Tattered Cover 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.