Black bookstores faced a tremendous amount of legal persecution, but were booming by the end of the 1960s; since then, they have experienced resurgences and recessions coinciding with social movements.
The authors recently collaborated on a book for young people that aims to shine a light on the many forms of racism as well as ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives.
Carnegie Medal winners announced; Lee and Low releases annual diversity survey; Bywater Books to launch Amble Press; Latest Panorama Picks announced; February named National Romance Reading Month; Digital Book World bans Macmillan; Kim Gray joins S&S; Matthew Patin joins Texas Book Festival; Obama’s Becoming wins Grammy; PEN America announces award winners; Costa Book of the Year named
“Shapland’s book intertwines her experience of archiving Carson McCullers’ personal effects with a fresh understanding of McCullers’ life as a lesbian,” said Mimi Hannan of La Playa Books in San Diego.
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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.