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11 Jun
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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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13 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers on H.B. 2: “All Are Welcome Here”

Independent booksellers throughout North Carolina are speaking out against the discriminatory nature of House Bill 2 and addressing its impact on their businesses.

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12 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Independent We Stand kicks off “America’s Main Streets” contest; Mississippi authors release statement opposing H.B.1523; Lineup announced for Audio Publishers Association Tea at BEA; Pulitzer centennial video available for posting; Sourcebooks acquires first project in partnership with Wattpad; Chris Jackson to relaunch One World imprint; Memorial service planned for Glenn Ellis, longtime PRH sales team member; Paz & Associates introduces spring workshop participants

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09 Mar

BTW News Briefs

We Need Diverse Books partners with Penguin Young Readers for writing contest; Author Pat Conroy dies at 70; Poll examines barriers millennials face in starting a business; 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Adam Johnson wins 2016 Story Prize; 2016 NAIBA Legacy Award winner announced; Amazon Books to open in San Diego mall this summer

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03 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Dayton Literary Peace Prize accepting entries; Villarosa Media to publish first book; Bookstore café specialist joins Paz & Associates; Survey by children’s publisher correlates lack of diverse books to lack of diverse staff; Ella Boureau named Lambda Literary’s awards administrator; 2016 PEN Literary Awards shortlists announced

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13 Jan

BTW News Briefs

American Small Business Championship contest opens; Berkley becomes part of Putnam/Dutton; ALA joins Penguin Random House in support of National Readathon Day; We Need Diverse Books announces inaugural mentees; William Johnson named Lambda Literary program director; Winners of 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards revealed; The Story Prize finalists announced 

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