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10 Sep

Indie Booksellers Take Back Center Stage on Release Day for Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”

Indie booksellers across the country took to social media to entice customers to their stores on the official September 10 release date of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

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09 Sep

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Wins National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Teicher will be honored at the 2019 National Book Awards for his career championing independent bookstores.

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04 Sep

A Statement From the American Booksellers Association on Amazon’s Early Release of “The Testaments”

ABA has been in communication with Penguin Random House to express our strong disappointment regarding this flagrant violation of the agreed protocol in releasing this book to the public.

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04 Sep

Edelweiss Updates Process for Nominating Titles for the Indie Next List

Booksellers who do not use Edelweiss can still submit nominations to the Indie Next List on NetGalley and by filling out the nomination form on BookWeb.org.

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04 Sep

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2020

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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04 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Audible to wait on Captions program; Baen Books and RBmedia partner; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Atria, Chronicle, Baker & Taylor; Booker Prize, Dagger Award shortlists announced; Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships winners announced; John W. Campbell Award changes name

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04 Sep

Online Bookstore to Benefit Indie Bookstores to Debut in January

Bookshop offers a simple, intuitive purchase process across platforms that eases the way for casual online book browsers to become indie customers.

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04 Sep

Titles Announced for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers have until Friday, September 6, to order the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to land in stores later this month.

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03 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells Nearly 17,000 Books at 2019 National Book Festival

According to Bradley Graham, who co-owns Politics & Prose with his wife, Lissa Muscatine, the pop-up store offered titles from the more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators featured at the festival.

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03 Sep

SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell to Retire in 2020

After 30 years with Wanda Jewell at the helm, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is searching for a new executive director.

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03 Sep

Applications Open for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The annual scholarship program will send one bookseller to ABA’s Winter Institute and their region’s 2020 fall trade show, and provide a stipend to start a community outreach program.

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03 Sep

Check Out the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club’s Six Picks for Fall

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim has chosen the six titles book clubs should be reading and discussing this fall.

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03 Sep

September Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 547,000 Customers

The September Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 547,000 customers at 145 ABA member stores on Thursday, September 5. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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28 Aug

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook Includes Trove of Publisher Information, Special Offers

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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28 Aug

Submit Your Order for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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