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15 Dec

The Potter’s House Wins Autumn Indie Playlist Display Initiative

The Indie Playlist in-store display and event months for 2021 are June, August, and October.

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05 Oct
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October 26 Deadline for Independent Bookstore Day Logo Design Submissions

Proposed designs should work well horizontally and vertically, and capture the spirit of independent bookstores. A $500 prize is up for grabs.

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28 Sep
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Independent Bookstore Day Launches Logo Design Contest

Submissions are due by Monday, October 26, and the winner will receive $500. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to submit.

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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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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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25 Jun

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

The public has until Sunday, July 21, to vote online for the winner, who will be announced in mid-October and appear on the cover of Reader’s Digest.

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13 May

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

This summer, Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across the country as the kindest, nicest place in the U.S.

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01 May

ABA Partners With Reader’s Digest to Promote 2019 “Nicest Places in America” Contest

Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance this summer to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across America as the kindest, nicest place in the country.

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27 Feb

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Offers Up to $50,000

Booksellers can enter the contest by writing a short profile that highlights their bookstore’s unique story; entries will be accepted through March 25.

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27 Nov
A holiday window display at Bards Alley in Vienna, Virginia, that features the Polar Express.

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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10 Oct

Last Call for Nominations to James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible for the 2018 bonuses, and booksellers are allowed to self-nominate.

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