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13 Feb

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

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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30 Jan

Around Indies

Hannah Oliver Depp takes over Upshur Street, renames it Loyalty Bookstores; Third Street Books, [words] celebrate anniversaries; Prairie Path moves; Midtown Reader collects books for libraries; Avid Bookstore makes Bulldog 100 list; Books on the Common, RJ Julia, River Bend among top bookstores to visit in Connecticut; Luisa Smith to be editor-in-chief of new mystery publisher

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30 Jan

Binc’s Heads or Tails Game at Wi14 Raises $7,559 for Booksellers in Need

The winner of the $500 grand prize was Whitney Balaun of LIBRIS, who was playing on behalf of Sunriver Books & Music’s Deon Stonehouse.

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24 Jan

Around Indies

Reads & Company to open; Ownership changes at blue manatee, Malaprop’s; [word] Bookstore celebrates 10th anniversary; The Book Haus to move; Word Up, Casa Camino Real, Writer’s Block, The Muse Book Shop, A Novel Idea, Shakespeare & Co., Uncle Bobbie’s featured in local news; HarperCollins exec moves to Shakespeare & Co.; Northshire opens Open Mind scholarship applications; Tattered Cover to present book and arts festival

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16 Jan

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

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

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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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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