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01 Mar

Bookstores Promote Women’s History Month on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

This March, booksellers are taking to social media to promote Women’s History Month, including by posting pictures of creative book displays.

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27 Feb

Wi14 Education: Dealing With Difficult People

The education session at Winter Institute focused on tips for identifying and navigating distressing situations or instances of harassment in the context of the bookstore.

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27 Feb

Around Indies

Main Street Reads to open; Story on the Square, Malaprop's satellite open; EyeSeeMee, Second Star to the Right relocate; Snowbound celebrates 35 years; Birchbark, River Bend, City of Asylum, The Book Catapult, Politics and Prose, Hooray for Books, Old Town featured in local news

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26 Feb
A look inside Elliott Bay Book Company.

Elliott Bay Partners With Local School to Host 100 Students on Field Trip

A local high school teacher, Adam Gish, wanted to share his love of reading and bookstores with his students in a new way: a school field trip. 

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26 Feb

Cricket Book Shop Celebrates 50th Year as ABA Member

Cricket Book Shop, which sells new books and gifts, opened on July 30, 1969, in Ashton, Maryland. That same year, the bookstore joined the American Booksellers Association.

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25 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Tayari Jones as 2019 Author Ambassador

The fifth annual event will be celebrated at more than 575 participating independent bookstores across the country on Saturday, April 27.

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20 Feb
A look inside Loyalty Bookstore.

Around Indies

Love’s Sweet Arrow to open; Caprichos to open in Armory Marketplace; Loyalty now open; Ownership changes at BookTowne; Andersons, Old Town, Books Are Magic, Main Street, Curious Iguana, Eso Won, Uncle Bobbie’s, Head House featured in local news; Gulf of Maine to celebrate 40th, Lawrence Ferlinghetti to celebrate 100th

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Book Drive Collects Thousands of Titles for Refugees

Denise Chávez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery, has been distributing books to refugees in her hometown of Las Cruces; more than 2,500 books were collected through the book drive. 

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13 Feb

Three ABA Member Stores Celebrate Five Years in Business

In honor of these anniversaries, Bookselling This Week asked the bookstore owners to reflect on their past five years in business and share how they have celebrated.

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13 Feb

Around Indies

Loyalty Bookstore to open; Center for Fiction to open bookstore; [words] Bookstore, McNally Jackson to open branch locations; Dragonfly Books owner buys Master’s Touch; That Book Store issued tavern permit; Book No Further to expand; Sassafras on Sutton to reopen; The Published Page featured in online TV series; Andover Bookstore claims title of oldest independent bookstore in country; EyeSeeMe, For Keeps, The Book Catapult, Classic Lines, Print, Green Apple, A Novel Idea, Shakespeare & Co. featured in local news

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13 Feb
Literati proposal

Happy Valentine’s Day! Check Out These Romantic Bookstore Proposals

Bookselling This Week reached out to indie booksellers for photos of marriage proposals that have taken place in their stores over the years.

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12 Feb

Nominations Sought for 2019 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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07 Feb

Booksellers Stage Creative Book Displays for Black History Month

Indie bookstores around the country are creating engaging and educational book displays in honor of Black History Month.

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06 Feb

Around Indies

Still North Books to open; The Golden Notebook renovates; Browser Books launches literary journal; Scuppernong, MahoganyBooks, Malvern, Vroman’s, Curious Iguana, Trident, The Frugal Bookstore, The Silver Unicorn featured in local news; and more.

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06 Feb
A look inside The Collective.

Welcome to ABA, The Collective!

“Part of the mission of our store,” co-owner Nicole Conley said, “is to work with community partners like The Johnnycake Food Donation Center in order to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community.”

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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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