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03 Oct

Fire on the Mountain Promotion Mobilizes Booksellers

The national in-store fundraising campaign to benefit local firefighters is gaining momentum in bookstores, as the October 28 air date of the History Channel documentary based on the book, Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire by John N. Maclean (Washington Square Press), grows near.

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03 Oct

Publisher Ad Kudos, Books to Watch, and an Update on One of Our Mystery 76 Picks

By Carl Lennertz

Publisher Ad Kudos:
We've always kept you posted by e-mail or at BookWeb.org about upcoming Book Sense ads and the titles involved. I'm going to run reminders here, and I hope that you'll give these 76 picks an extra look stock -- and display-wise. I'll also try and alert you, when I see them, to national ads that mention Book Sense.

Many, many, many thanks to all the publishers who advertise with us in our ad format, and to those who include us in their own ads!!

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03 Oct

Book Sense Bestseller Lists in the Media Update

The number of national and local magazines, newspapers, industry publications, and Web sites carrying Book Sense Bestseller (national, regional, or category) lists continues to grow each month.

In September, the media outlets listed below began running one of ABA's Book Sense Bestseller Lists. To view the complete list, click here.

NATIONAL:
Motorboating Magazine (Nautical List)

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02 Oct

Getting on the Same Page -- BTW's Latest Citywide Book Club Update

The Citywide Book Club trend, which began in Seattle six years go, shows no sign of slowing down. When Bookselling This Week first created its Citywide Book Club list in March 2002, there were 45 known community-reading initiatives. Seven months later, the number has more than doubled, and now lists 94 cities, counties, or states that have organized (or are organizing) events that encourage communities to read the same book at the same time.

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02 Oct

TV's Raymond Gets Book Sense -- Thanks to a Well-Read Set Decorator

Ray Barone, the title character on the CBS hit comedy Everybody Loves Raymond, now in its sixth year, is not really the bookish type. But in the episode airing October 14, Raymond and his long-suffering wife, Debra, attempt to raise his cultural IQ by attending a lecture by the fictive author of Hidden Treasures of the Amazon at Sidewalk Books, an invented Book Sense bookstore on Long Island, New York.

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02 Oct

Booksellers Report Success with Prescriptions for Reading

ABA's Prescription for Reading is in full swing, and booksellers who spoke to BTW reported that they are having great success with this year's program. "We started out with 200 books [for the program]," said Lee Kimball, manager of The Library Shop in Richmond, Virginia. "We ended up having to order another 1,000 more."

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02 Oct

Ban the Books

By Roger Rosenblatt

The week of September 21-28 is declared Banned Book Week by the American Library Association and other organizations interested in publicizing attempts to ban books in schools and libraries.

Except for a concern about the future of democracy, I don't understand what the fuss is about. Ban all the books, I say.

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26 Sep

SEBA Trade Show Equals Sunshine, Exhibitors, Booksellers, and Authors

The 2002 SEBA Fall Trade Show brought over 1,000 booksellers, exhibitors, authors, and others in the industry to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for three days of professional development, networking, exhibit aisle marathons, author interaction, and even a busman's holiday to a South Florida bookselling landmark.

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26 Sep

A Gift of Books to the Nation from the ABA

In a tradition begun during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the American Booksellers Association will be making a gift of books to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush for the White House Library on October 9, 2002.

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26 Sep

2002 SCBA Authors Feast and Fall Seminars Preview

The 2002 Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) Annual Authors Feast and Fall Seminars will be held Saturday, October 26, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Pasadena, California. The day will include a full agenda of educational workshops and seminars and will be capped by the 10th Annual Authors Feast.

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25 Sep

Plea, Sleepers, and Audio Raves

By Carl Lennertz

Plea: I'm waiting to hear from you what subject categories you'd like to see the four-week bestseller list cover before I crank up the way-back machine!

Sleepers:

Hardcover fiction:

  • #39 0316895245, In the Hand of Dante, Nick Tosches, Little Brown, $24.95

Hardcover nonfiction:

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24 Sep

Shirley Muller, Owner of Bay Books in Coronado, Dies at 65

Shirley Muller, the prominent Southern California bookseller, died of cancer on September 18. She was 65.

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24 Sep

Holiday Coupons Offer Barnes & Noble No Discount on Sales Tax

On Thursday, September 12, the California Board of Equalization (BOE) issued a Memorandum Opinion stating that Barnesandnoble.com was obligated to pay California back use taxes for a period of four-plus months -- from November 15, 1999, to March 31, 2000. BOE ruled that, because the bricks-and-mortar Barnes & Noble stores were offering customers coupons that discounted purchases made at its online store, Barnesandnoble.com had established a physical presence, or nexus, in the state of California.

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19 Sep

Top Authors to Speak at Banned Books Week Fundraiser for ABFFE

Authors Pat Conroy, Dave Barry, Connie May Fowler, and Cassandra King will speak at a Banned Books Week fundraiser at Books & Books, Coral Gables, on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. The event is being held on the first day of Banned Books Week (September 21-28), the only national celebration of the freedom to read.

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19 Sep

Independent Bookstores Help Promote National Book Festival

Throughout the U.S. this month and next, the importance of reading is taking center stage as 22 State Centers for the Book help to promote the upcoming National Book Festival, to be held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 12, 2002. In Arkansas and Minnesota, state Centers for the Book are doing this with help from independent booksellers.

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