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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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12 Dec

Indie Bookstores Give Back This Holiday Season

Bookstores around the country are hosting Book Angel programs, setting up Giving Trees, and donating to charities this holiday season.

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11 Dec

#HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program to Return in 2019

In 2019, booksellers will livestream videos from their stores every Thursday, a change from 2018’s Saturday schedule, and the videos will feature booksellers pitching their favorite reads.

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11 Dec

Around Indies

Books Around the Corner, River Bend Bookshop open; Between the Covers settles into new location; Bronx River, MahoganyBooks, Copperfish, Scattered Books, and more featured in local news

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11 Dec

What’s in a Name?: The Silver Unicorn

Here, The Silver Unicorn bookstore owner Paul Swydan talks about the origin of the store’s name, his favorite events and book clubs, and what he’s looking forward to as a new bookstore owner.

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05 Dec

Booksellers’ Social Media Showcases Holiday Marketing Ideas

Indie booksellers are taking to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to showcase their creative ideas for holiday marketing this season, including book displays, promotions, and in-store holiday activities.

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05 Dec

Around Indies

Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market to open in Tulsa; Hartfield Book Company, A Novel Idea, McNally Jackson hold openings; Amesbury Books, Stories Like Me host pop-ups; Ownership change at Green Apple Books; Let’s Play Books celebrates anniversary; BookSmart changes location; Powell’s, Bunch of Grapes, The Next Page, Run for Cover, Books With a Past featured in local news.

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28 Nov

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Amidst a wide range of shop local festivities and author events, this year booksellers celebrated Indies First on Small Business Saturday by giving away copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to kids in underserved communities.

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27 Nov

Around Indies

Business booms at indie bookstores; Black-owned bookstores on the rise; Fabled Bookshop to open; Willow Bookstore, Yardstick, Haunted Bookshop, Play, Copperfield’s Books open; Malaprop’s to open pop-up; New owners for Village Bookstore, Bisbee Books; Prairie Fox Books moves; Galaxy Bookshop celebrates 30 years; Bards Alley wins window decorating contest; Moon Palace Books hosts musical performances; Northshire to host book fair; and more.

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27 Nov

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Talks Indies on “The Literary Life With Mitchell Kaplan”

During his guest appearance on the Small Business Saturday episode of the podcast The Literary Life With Mitchell Kaplan, Teicher talked about independent bookstores and their cultural significance.

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20 Nov

Novel Books Owner Advocates for Local Infrastructure and Planning Improvements

The city of Clarksburg, Maryland, recently broke ground on Phase 1 of a sewer extension project in its historic district after 15 years of advocacy efforts on the part of Novel Books’ Patrick Darby.

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20 Nov

Firestorm Books & Coffee Appeals City’s Attempt to Shut Down Syringe Exchange Program

“Since launching our co-op in 2008, we’ve never had the city investigate the content of our community calendar,” said Firestorm’s Libertie Valance. “‘Discriminatory’ is the only way to describe the city’s actions.”

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20 Nov

Around Indies

For Keeps, Prologue Bookshop, Shakespeare and Co. UWS location to open; The Snail on the Wall, Book and Puppet Company to open pop-ups; The Babbling Book and the Dragon’s Nook gets new owner, name change; Gibson’s Bookstore, Village Lights Books, Riffraff celebrate anniversaries; Avid Bookshop owner receives award; and more.

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20 Nov

Welcome to ABA, Delaware Art Museum!

Store Supervisor and Buyer Jeanie Robino and Lead Museum Associate Jessa Mendez talked with BTW about the store’s growing presence as a new and unique destination in Delaware’s literary community.

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19 Nov

Denver’s BookBar Blends Literature and Theater

“This experience has been unique and transformative for DCPA, BookBar, and the community,” said BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan. 

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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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