Children’s Bookselling

08 Dec

The Year’s Top Sellers at Indie Bookstores Nationwide

This week, the American Booksellers Association unveils the 2010 Indie Bestsellers Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores across the country.

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23 Nov

ABC Booksellers Vote in Favor of Merger With ABA

In the culmination of a process that has taken nearly two years, this October the voting members of the Association of Booksellers for Children cast ballots in favor of a merger with the American Booksellers Association at a rate of more than 4-to-1.

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16 Nov

Call Goes Out for 2011 Pannell Nominations

The Women’s National Book Association is seeking nominations for the 2011 Pannell Awards, honoring bookstores in the U.S. that excel at inspiring interest in reading and creatively bringing books and young people together.

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04 Nov

BTW News Briefs

ABC publishes 2010 New Voices list; NECBA posts children’s book reviews; Trafalgar Square adds six publishers; Hachette partners with NetGalley; NPR asks booklovers what they really want

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07 Sep

ABC Invites Comments on Proposed Merger

The Association of Booksellers for Children has invited its members and other constituents to review the plan for a proposed merger with the American Booksellers Association, and to offer comments.

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18 Aug

Booksellers Prepare to Celebrate Mockingjay

Bookstores around the country will be open late on Monday night for customers who can't wait to get their hands on Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.

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14 Jul

Alamosa Books: Three Months In

Elizabeth and Sean Anker opened their children’s bookstore in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 3. "We have anything a teenager or younger is going to need or want to read,” said Elizabeth Anker.

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10 Jun

BTW News Briefs

NECBA publishes kids' spring list, reviews; Barbara Kingsolver wins Orange Prize; Boston-Globe Horn Book and Griffin Trust announce winners

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03 Jun

The Best Way to Serve Tween Readers (and Their Parents)

Booksellers discussed the challenges and opportunities that 8-to-12-year-old readers represent, as part of ABA's Day of Education at BookExpo America.

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27 May

Book & Author Breakfasts Draw Engaging Authors

Both the Children's and Adult Book & Author Breakfasts were highlights of BEA, featuring authors who were both funny and moving, often simultaneously.

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13 May

The Summer Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Summer 2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children's White Box.

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21 Apr

Blue Willow Brings Authors to TeenBookCon

The April 10 Greater Houston TeenBookCon proved that "yes indeed, Houston can put on some great events," said Cathy Berner. As the events coordinator and children's/young adult specialist at Blue Willow Bookshop, Berner was one of the festival's organizers.

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15 Apr

On Tap for Children's Booksellers at BEA

The Association of Booksellers for Children has released a rundown of programming for children's booksellers at next month's BookExpo America. Offerings include everything from educational sessions on serving the tween reader and the nuts and bolts of kids' bookselling, presented in conjunction with ABA's Day of Education on Tuesday, May 25, to some very special author events and ABC's annual Silent Auction.

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11 Mar

Candlewick Launches Indie Marketing Program

Independent booksellers have long been known for their handselling skills. Candlewick Press plans to encourage booksellers to use those skills through the new Candlewick's Handselling Indie Recognition Program (CHIRP).

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18 Feb

The Spring Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Spring 2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children's White Box.

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