More than 100 bookstores and organizations from across the country have already signed up to receive the kits, which include a downloadable sign, pins inspired by the book Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? and a free chapter to download, and more.
Booksellers who will be in New York City for this year’s BookExpo trade show may also want to attend the 31st Lambda Literary Awards ceremony on Monday, June 3, which celebrates queer literary excellence.
BookExpo event director pens letter to booksellers; CBC introduces Reading Beyond; Ingram announces promotions, new staff; Signature launches “Immigrants Write” series; Tracy K. Smith named U.S. Poet Laureate; Griffin Poetry Prize, Baileys Women’s Prize, Lambda Literary Award winners announced
Utah sales tax revenues up after Amazon rule change; Opposition to Amazon buy button rule; Wiley CEO resigns; Best Translated Book Award, Judith A. Markowitz Award, British Book Award winners announced;Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist revealed
BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced
Rakuten to close marketplaces in U.K., Spain; Ian Hudson named CEO of DK; James Patterson launches BookShots; HarperCollins produces Facebook Live daily programming; National Book Foundation elects two new members; Griffin Poetry Prize, Lambda Literary Award winners announced
Authors and customers are showing their support for indie bookstores in North Carolina as booksellers around the state open their doors to create venues for discussion and education about House Bill 2.
North Carolina author and indie bookstore champion Sara Gruen is responding to the state’s controversial House Bill 2 by coordinating the “Kill the Bill” author reading and fundraiser, to be held May 18.
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.