In response to the renewed Black Lives Matter movement and the surge in sales of antiracism books, publishers have created a number of book lists on Edelweiss that feature the topics of diversity, race, antiracism, and more.
The new report will strengthen the company’s mission to help book professionals “work better, read more” by making inventory and sales analysis more intuitive and actionable for independent booksellers.
Arcadia and Edelweiss+ have teamed up to offer indie booksellers easy access to hyper-local collections of titles unique to each specific store and community as part of the YourTown Store Match program.
Edelweiss puts booksellers’ reading preferences in front of sales reps, provides access to digital review copies and Indie Next List nomination options, and offers tools for communicating plans for big titles.
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.