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08 Sep

James Patterson Holiday Bonus Program Nominations Due October 1

For the third year in a row, author James Patterson is offering his Holiday Bonus Program to reward bookstore employees who are making a difference in their stores and their communities.

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06 Sep

Indie Bookstores and Indie Hardware Stores Share Competitive Strengths

In the age of Amazon, the current strength of both the indie hardware retail and indie bookselling industries can be attributed to superior customer service, convenience, and ongoing business innovation.

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05 Sep

Strong Sales for Politics & Prose’s Fourth Year at National Book Festival

Politics & Prose pulled in high sales numbers serving, for the fourth time in a row, as the official bookseller for the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

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30 Aug

Sourcebooks Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Backlist Offer for Indie Booksellers

Sourcebooks, the 10th largest trade book publisher in North America, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a backlist offer created especially for independent booksellers.

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29 Aug

The Politics of Curation: An Op-Ed by Rebecca Fitting

“I am in awe of our customers and their desire to understand, and I feel a responsibility toward them to make sure we’re putting the right books forward for them to find,” says Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Rebecca Fitting.

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22 Aug

Time to Rethink Antitrust Enforcement?: Lina Khan on Amazon and Market Dominance

Here, New America’s Lina Khan discusses Amazon, U.S. antitrust law, and the online giant’s role in the book industry.

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03 Aug

Booksellers on Creating Sanctuary to Foster Dialogue and Discovery

To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions in the category of sanctuary.

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31 Jul

Booksellers on Becoming Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discovery Through Outreach

To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions in the category of outreach.

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14 Jul

Booksellers on Becoming Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discovery Through Diversity

To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions in the category of diversity.

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10 Jul

April–June 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

The second quarter of 2017 saw 15 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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06 Jul

Booksellers on Creating Community Connections to Foster Dialogue and Discovery

To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions for how to connect with and celebrate a wide community of readers.

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05 Jul

Booksellers on Becoming Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discovery Through Activism

In the first of six articles highlighting bookseller suggestions aimed at helping stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a look at ideas in the category of activism.

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29 Jun

Register Now for ABA Webinar on Off-Site Event Planning

Booksellers can register now for the “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Off-Site Events” webinar, which will take place on Tuesday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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27 Jun

ABA to Present Webinars on Off-Site Event Planning, Basic Sales Techniques

ABA member booksellers can register now for a July 11 webinar on managing large-scale off-site events; in August, ABA will present a webinar on basic sales techniques.

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07 Jun

Porter Square’s David Sandberg on the Turin International Book Fair

Porter Square Books owner David Sandberg, the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by Europa Editions and Other Press, writes about his experiences at the Turin International Book Fair.

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