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16 Jan
The Lit Bar logo

Around Indies

Old Town Open Book, The Lit. Bar, Silver Unicorn pop-up to open; Women and Children First celebrates 40th anniversary; Belmont Books, Politics & Prose, For Keeps, The Fountain Bookstore, Powell’s, Jake’s Place, Greenlight featured in local news; Blue Willow Bookshop named Best of Houston; From My Shelf Books & Gifts co-owner’s picture books featured in library collection

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14 Jan

Last Reminder: Pack Your Winter Institute Suitcase With Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

Booksellers, authors, and publishers who are attending Winter Institute in Albuquerque are asked to donate Spanish-language books for refugees waiting at the southern U.S. border.

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09 Jan
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Holiday Shoppers Bring Their Dollars and Enthusiasm to Indie Bookstores

Popular local and regional titles, several national bestsellers, and growing recognition of the shop local movement were among the reasons cited by booksellers for this year’s high holiday sales.

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09 Jan
The NBC newsteam at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, IL.

Around Indies

Kizzy’s Books & More to open storefront; Lin-Manuel Miranda, friends buy Drama Book Shop; Ownership change at the Ivy Bookshop; Greenlight calculates donations distributed in 2018; HideAway Books, Books Around the Corner, Bookends & Beginnings featured in local news; and more. 

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09 Jan

A Busman’s Holiday: Indie Bookstores in and Around Albuquerque

Because many booksellers like nothing more than visiting other independent bookstores, ABA has compiled a list of member stores in the greater Albuquerque area for those heading to Winter Institute.

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09 Jan

Wi14 Education: Do We Need to Talk? Surviving the Political and Cultural Divide With Your Co-Workers

In this session, booksellers will discuss how to approach personal and professional issues arising from the current divisive political climate and recent news reports of misconduct.

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08 Jan

Wi14 Advanced Education: Developing Leaders in Your Store With Alden Mills

This advanced education session will teach booksellers how to cultivate a store staff that can think strategically, take initiative, and feel empowered to solve problems. 

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07 Jan

Wi14 Education: Yes She Can — Programs and Partnerships to Empower Women

The session will feature bookseller panelists who are fostering women entrepreneurs, cross-promoting with women-owned businesses, and creating dynamic in-store programming.

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02 Jan

Indie Booksellers Showcase Festive, Bustling Stores This Holiday Season

Take a look at how indie stores worked their magic on social media this holiday season, from promoting sales and special events to offering helpful hints for last-minute shoppers.

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02 Jan
Spark Books

Around Indies

Spark Books opens; The King’s English to open new location; Carmichael’s under new ownership; Highland Books on the moves; Novel Books recognized; Books & Mortar, Jake’s Place, Third Place Books make local news; and more.

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02 Jan

Sign Up for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

There are several changes in store for HarperCollins’ Facebook Live program this year; American Booksellers Association member bookstores are invited to sign up now.

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02 Jan

Get Featured in ABA’s Bookstore Showcase

The “Bookstore Showcase” feature on the American Booksellers Association’s homepage highlights independent bookstore members.

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19 Dec
Survey Says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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19 Dec

Around Indies

Michelle Obama visits Tattered Cover, Seminary Co-op; Fountain Bookstore tweet goes viral; Jake’s Place, Bermuda Book Store, A Freethinker’s Corner open; Porter Square, Malaprop’s open pop-ups; A Novel Idea, Eso Won Books, The Story House, Politics and Prose, Village Books, Powell’s, Gibson’s, Northshire, Mclean & Eakin featured in local news; and more.

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17 Dec

Binc Continues 2018 Year-End Campaign

Booksellers from all over the country are praising the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which began its annual year-end fundraising campaign last month.

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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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