Bologna Book Fair postponed; Voting underway for America’s Main Streets contest; Children’s Book Week poster unveiled; Signup open for Suppressed: The Fight to Vote screenings; Ryan Raffaelli writes article on “Reinventing Retail”; Libro.fm offering free audiobooks for Bookstore Day; Washington Senate passes consumer data privacy bill; Flatiron to launch new imprint; Hachette to distribute National Geographic Partners; Random House Children’s Books to separate Schwartz & Wade; Latinx in Publishing launches mentorship program; Nigel Newton gets lifetime achievement award; Diamond Dagger, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award winners announced; Finalists named for Helen Bernstein award; Shortlists out for Anthony Lukas Prize, Folio awards; Longlists out for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenway medals.
In this session, panelists discussed how to decide if a podcast makes sense for a bookstore, different philosophies regarding the creation of content, and the best recording equipment and editing software.
Village Books, TidePool BookShop, Oxford Comma to open; Revolution celebrates 40 years; Silver Unicorn named best retailer; Mitchell Kaplan inducted into hall of fame; Midtown Reader releases promotional video; Book Cellar manager receives award; Mercer Street Books, Greedy Reads, Old Town, Phoenix, Main Street, Third Place, Our Daily Nada 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.