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14 Nov

Third Place Hosts Congresswoman Jayapal and Other Ways to Create Connections With Elected Officials

Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar offers a few best practices for booksellers looking to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with their local and state elected officials.

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14 Nov
California Camp Fire

Book Community Responds to California Wildfires

As three major wildfires continue to affect the state, individual bookstores and organizations like NCIBA and Binc want to make sure booksellers and others in California get the help they need. 

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14 Nov

Around Indies

Old Town Books, Barbara’s Bookstore scheduled to open; Powell’s celebrates anniversary at PDX; Source Booksellers awarded $10,000; Village Books remodeled; Watching Books and da Pepo announce partnership; Wild Geese Bookshop, Cavalier House Books featured in news; Toadstool Bookshops prepare for Cider Monday; {pages} a bookstore launches book club; Staff changes at Bookshop Santa Cruz

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14 Nov
Line art of Chapter 2 Books in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Asking Authors to Link to Indies

Sue Roegge of Chapter2Books shared some tips on how to ask authors to link their books to IndieBound instead of Amazon.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Give Back to Young Local Readers With “Ghost” Giveaway

Hundreds of bookstores are working with schools and community partners to donate special-edition copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost as part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign.

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13 Nov
Ross Gay

Ross Gay Praises Indies in Essay Penned for Small Business Saturday

In “The Laboratory: Delighting in Independent Bookstores,” poet and professor Ross Gay encourages people to visit their local independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

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07 Nov

Around Indies

Change in ownership at Reading Rock Books; River Dog Book Company to open bookmobile; The Homer Bookstore to celebrate anniversary; Tom Braun of Wild Rumpus dies; Blue Manatee, Joseph-Beth Booksellers among best bookstores in Cincinnati; Porter Square Books announces winners of 2019 Writers in Residence program

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07 Nov
Everyone Gets a Book This Year

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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07 Nov
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What’s in a Name?: The Barn Owl Books & Gifts

"The image of a barn owl kept coming up for me," said co-owner Amy Cooper, recounting how she and her husband came up with the name for the store.

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06 Nov
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Copperfield’s to Open in DIESEL’s Former Marin Country Mart Location

Copperfield’s Books decided to open a new store in Larkspur because it would like to continue the independent bookstore legacy previously upheld by DIESEL, said Copperfield’s President Paul Jaffe.

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06 Nov

Third Place Books, Island Books Mark Milestone Anniversaries

Over the weekend in Washington State, Third Place Books celebrated 20 years in business, and Island Books toasted to 45 years.

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31 Oct
Bookies

Booksellers Get Spooky on Social Media for Halloween

Booksellers are celebrating Halloween 2018 with creative book displays, themed window decorations, and festive events.

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31 Oct

Around Indies

A Novel Idea, Southern Fried Books to open; Fundamentals to be sold to new owners; Amherst Books marks 15 years; The Bookery, Epilogue Books, Read With Me featured in the news; R.J. Julia, Bookmans, Antigone Books, Joe’s Place, M. Judson named top bookstores around the country; Tattered Cover to host Colorado Teen Book Con

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23 Oct
Interior of A Little Bookish

Around Indies

A Little Bookish, Compass Rose Books, Symposium Books at the WaterFire Center open; Loyalty Bookstore pop-up to open; Staff changes at Books & Mortar Bookstore; 57th Street Books, Island Books, Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Green Apple Books and Dog Eared Books receive grants; and more. 

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23 Oct

After Hurricane Michael, Midtown Reader to Collect for Damaged School Libraries

Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, has launched “Re-book to Re-build,” an effort to raise money to rebuild several school libraries in the Florida Panhandle that were destroyed in the storm.

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About ABA

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.

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