01 Jun

How Bookstores Are Celebrating Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, independent bookstores have been sharing their plans including special events and displays.

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29 Jun
Bookstores Celebrate Pride

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Pride

This June, indie bookstores took to social media to share reading lists, special events, and more in honor of Pride. 

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23 Jun
A display at R.J. Julia Booksellers

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Pride Online

From book lists and displays to virtual events and throwbacks to last year's Pride, here are some of the ways indie bookstores are celebrating this year.

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10 Sep

Quarto Offering Indie Bookstore Display Kits for National Coming Out Day on October 11

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.

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23 Apr

Tickets Available to Attend Lambda Literary Awards Following BookExpo 2019

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.

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11 Jun
Books & Mortar rainbow flag

Celebrating Pride at Indie Bookstores

Indie booksellers are breaking out the rainbows to mark Pride Month. Here are just a few of the many snapshots of displays and events shared by booksellers on social media.

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20 Jun

Bookstores Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

Bookstores across the country are celebrating LGBT Pride Month this June with a variety of creative events covering both the literary and the political aspects of queer culture.

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14 Jun

BTW News Briefs

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

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10 May

BTW News Briefs

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

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03 May

BTW News Briefs

Barbershop Books wins Innovations in Reading Prize; Ingram to distribute Fodor’s Travel; Consortium adds four publishers; B&N names CEO; HarperCollins launches #WhyIRead; Winners announced: Anna Dewdney Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Triangle Awards

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22 Mar

BTW News Briefs

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

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08 Jun

BTW News Briefs

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

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04 May

BTW News Briefs

2016 Edgar Award winners announced; Lambda Literary emerging writer award winners named; IPG adds 27 publishers; B&N to operate UConn bookstore

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26 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers Continue to Foster Conversation on H.B. 2

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.

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20 Apr

Author Sara Gruen and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café Team Up to “Kill the Bill”

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.

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