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06 May

#SaveIndieBookstores Campaign Ends at $1,239,595

“This message of support from book lovers and from every sector of the book industry clearly demonstrates how deeply people value independent bookstores and the roles they hold in their communities,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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29 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Hits $956,414

Booksellers are asked to share the donation link now on social media, in their newsletters, or wherever they are reaching customers.

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22 Apr

Backlist Picks to Hand-Sell to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

As part of the Bookscan Challenge, participating publishers have each identified one backlist title — an enduring hand-sell with a proven track record — for which they will donate 100 percent of the profit to the campaign.

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22 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Reaches $758,302

Rick and Becky Riordan have announced a personal matching gift challenge in which they will match each dollar raised up to $100,000 beginning today.

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22 Apr
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Generous Donors Support #SaveIndieBookstores at All Levels

More than 350 people have donated to the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign since its launch on April 2. Eight days remain to contribute to the campaign.

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22 Apr
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Booksellers Invited to Share Their Story to Boost #SaveIndieBookstores Donations

Booksellers can send a high-resolution photo and an edited story or video. Some submissions will be selected to be featured in the campaign to encourage contributions.

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22 Apr

Author Shannon Hale to Host “Austenland” Reunion to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

Appearing on the April 28 livestream with Hale will be director Jerusha Hess and producer Stephenie Meyer as well as a number of cast members.

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15 Apr
Kira Wizner photo and comments on being a bookseller

Booksellers: Share Your Origin Story for #SaveIndieBookstores

Booksellers are invited to share their story with ABA and be featured among fellow booksellers encouraging campaign contributions.

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15 Apr

Publishers Join Bookscan Challenge to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores

Each participating publisher has identified one backlist title — an enduring hand-sell with a proven track record — for which they will donate 100 percent of the profit to the campaign.

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15 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Fund Surpasses $710,000

To be considered for a grant, bookstores can visit SaveIndieBookstores.com to fill out a short application.

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08 Apr

#SaveIndieBookstores Raises $564,510 in First Week

Booksellers are encouraged to use provided digital assets to promote the campaign, including logos and social media images. The campaign ends April 30. 

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11 Dec

A Record 500 Booksellers Receive James Patterson’s 2019 Holiday Bookstore Bonuses

Author James Patterson is giving out bonuses totaling $250,000 to independent bookstore employees as part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

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16 Oct

Last Call: October 18 Deadline to Apply for 2019 James Patterson Holiday Bonuses

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 bonuses to 500 individual booksellers. 

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02 Oct

Applications Due October 18 for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 to 500 individual booksellers. 

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