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15 Sep

The Booker Prize Announces Shortlist

The winner will be announced in November and will receive £50,000 (about $64,365).

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04 Aug
Duende & The Word BIPOC Bookseller Award

BIPOC Bookseller Award Winners Announced

The winners are Serena Morales, a bookseller at Books Are Magic; Rosaura “Chawa” Magaña, co-owner of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore; and Hannah Oliver Depp, founder of Loyalty Bookstores.

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29 Jul

The Booker Prize Announces Longlist

This year's longlist features Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, the #1 Indie Next List pick in January 2020. 

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15 Jul
Duende & The Word BIPOC Bookseller Award

Nominations Close July 17 for BIPOC Bookseller Award

All BIPOC who work in U.S. independent bookstores in any capacity are eligible to be nominated for the three categories: activism, innovation, and leadership.

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01 Jul

Reader’s Digest Names the 50 “Nicest Places in America” Honorees

For 2020, Readers Digest invited people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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30 Jun
Duende & The Word BIPOC Bookseller Award

Duende District, The Word Launch BIPOC Bookseller Award

All BIPOC who work in U.S. independent bookstores in any capacity are eligible to be nominated for the three categories: activism, innovation, and leadership.

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24 Jun

International Booker Prize Winner Announcement Rescheduled to August 26

The Booker Prizes have created a downloadable poster, booklet, and reading guide for stores to promote the shortlist, which was announced June 15.

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16 Jun

2020 PW Bookstore of the Year Honored

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named Publishers Weekly’s 2020 Bookstore of the Year and recognized during the virtual ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall on Thursday, June 11.

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20 May

Nominations Underway for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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06 May

Nominations Open for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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11 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers returns; Bookselling Without Borders scholarship winners named; Ripped Bodice publishes fourth State of Racial Diversity in Romance report; WNDB launches internship grants; Bologna Book Fair canceled, NBCC award ceremony postponed; Emma Watson picks Sex and World Peace; HBG pulls Woody Allen memoir; RHCB launches Underlined imprint; Workman launches audio imprint; Two Rivers to distribute Welbeck; Bucknell University Press teams with Rutgers; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Edinburgh University Press; LAMBDA finalists, Stella and LBF shortlists, Walter Scott longlist announced.

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04 Mar

BTW News Briefs

London Book Fair canceled; WNDB grant applications open; Ingram Spark to remove certain content; S&S potentially for sale, to distribute Indigo River; FSG launches Dare to Imagine; Stanford University Press partners with De Gruyter; Stephen Rubin joins S&S; The Booksellers film, Bookable podcast debut; Audie Award, PEN America Award, Romantic Novel Award, Story Prize, Kay Sexton Award, RBC Taylor Prize winners announced; Nebula Award finalists out; Longlists announced for International Booker Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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04 Mar

Binc, Penguin Random House Open Applications for Indies With Impact Award

The Indies With Impact award funds a community outreach project for an independent bookstore working with a community nonprofit or organization of its choice. 

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26 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Bologna Book Fair postponed; Voting underway for America’s Main Streets contest; Children’s Book Week poster unveiled; Signup open for Suppressed: The Fight to Vote screenings; Ryan Raffaelli writes article on “Reinventing Retail”; Libro.fm offering free audiobooks for Bookstore Day; Washington Senate passes consumer data privacy bill; Flatiron to launch new imprint; Hachette to distribute National Geographic Partners; Random House Children’s Books to separate Schwartz & Wade; Latinx in Publishing launches mentorship program; Nigel Newton gets lifetime achievement award; Diamond Dagger, Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Award winners announced; Finalists named for Helen Bernstein award; Shortlists out for Anthony Lukas Prize, Folio awards; Longlists out for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenway medals.

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19 Feb

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces children’s breakfast speakers; RWA to hold special election; California Consumer Privacy Act sees update; Panorama Project announces new initiatives; James Patterson named Bookstore Champion; Harlequin’s Love Inspired to launch paperback program; Personnel changes at Holt, S&S; Winners named for LA Times Book Prize, Ripped Bodice awards, Southern Book Prize; Shortlist out for Aspen Words Literary Prize; Nominees and longlists announced for WNBA Pannell Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Reading the West Book Award, AAP Prose Awards

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