Changing Hands, Title Wave celebrate anniversaries; Bookbub, Uproxx, VisitDallas.com, Hoodline name top bookstores in U.S.; River House Books named best in Monterey County; Powell's, San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, Hub City, Bennington Bookshop featured in local news; Tom Gerald retires.
Texian now open; Charis relocates; Book Den owner celebrates 40 years; The Well-Read Moose celebrates fifth anniversary, Boswell celebrates 10th anniversary; Ellen Plumb's named Emerging Business of the Year; Books & Books, E. Shaver, The Book Store, The Book Catapult, Run for Cover, The Lit. Bar, Classic Lines, Elliott Bay, Ada's Technical featured in local news; Dudley's joins 1% for the Planet.
“We thought it would be worthwhile to try to add up all the ways the bookstore gives back in a given year and share that with customers who might not be aware of the scope of it,” Jessica Stockton Bagnulo said. “It’s also a way to point out how much independent and locally owned stores in general contribute to their communities, and reinforce our message of the value of shopping local.”
Mil Mundos opens; The Open Book to hold grand opening; Lark & Owl to open; Collected Works to reopen; Murder on the Beach to move; Bethany Beach, Fables and Fairy Tales named top stores; Raven Book Store owner profiled; The Brain Lair hosts presidential candidate; Bluestocking, Old Town, The Wild Detectives, Deep Vellum, and more featured in news stories.
Dickens Children’s Books, The Lit. Bar, Busboys and Poets, Blue Manatee Literacy Project to open; Bay Books to move; Women & Children First, Joe’s Place celebrate anniversaries; Bookmarks, Ellen Plumb’s honored; Staff changes at 57th Street; Poor Richard’s, Books With a Past, Anderson’s, City Lights, Appletree, Loganberry, The Learned Owl, Hicklebee’s featured in local news; and more.
The photos of book displays, shelf-talkers, and other in-store signage that booksellers send in will be used in materials for future education sessions at ABA events, including this year’s Spring Forums.
Dog Moon opens; Ownership changes at San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe; Regulator celebrates first birthday under new ownership; Sassafras on Sutton reopens; Word Up owner Veronica Santiago Liu honored; New Dominion featured on PBS; Bookmarks the setting for On the Come Up video; Page and Palette, The Mitten Word, Firestorm, Watermark, Short Stories 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.