Literacy/Reading

25 Sep

Print Partners With Local Radio Station on Sweepstakes for The Great American Read

On October 5, one winner will be chosen for the “Turn 10 Into 100!” sweepstakes, and they will receive all 100 titles on The Great American Read’s list of most-loved American novels.

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12 Sep
The Great American Read

“The Great American Read” Fall Season Kicks Off

The show will continue for the next six weeks with episodes that dig deep into the themes of the novels trending in the competition.

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23 May

Three Literary Festivals Premiere Over Single May Weekend

Last weekend marked the launch of the Colorado Children’s Book Festival, the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, and the Bronx Book Festival.

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18 Oct

Bookseller’s Dream of Children’s Book Expo Comes to Life

Next month, the Western New York Children’s Book Expo, started by an independent bookstore, will attract authors, illustrators, teachers, and families to a day-long celebration of reading.

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02 Aug

PBS to Launch “The Great American Read” TV Series

In spring 2018, PBS will debut The Great American Read, an eight-part television series and nationwide campaign that aims to spark a national conversation about books and reading.

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26 Jul

Around Indies

Downtown Books hosts Refugee book launch; Andy Laties, Rebecca Migdal to open Book & Puppet Co.; Brilliant Books to mark 10th anniversary; BookPeople to serve as bookseller for Texas Book Festival

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19 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes; Indigo Books & Music may expand to U.S.; Status of Affordable Care Act repeal vote uncertain; Celadon Books to launch; Staff changes at S&S Books for Young Readers, Harvard University Press, The Feminist Press; Hugh M. Hefner Foundation award winners, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist, International Thriller Writers’ award winners announced; Little Free Library wins WNBA’s Second Century Prize

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13 Jun

Cellar Door Books Launches Summer Literary Travelogue Challenge

Cellar Door Books has been using the store’s remaining copies of the Independent Bookstore Day Literary Map of the United States to provide a summer reading challenge for customers.

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13 Jun

Reading Without Walls Bingo Aims to Challenge Readers This Summer

ABA members participating in the bingo-style summer reading challenge can visit BookWeb to find downloadable promotional materials.

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24 May

BTW News Briefs

2017 Pannell Award winners revealed; Lerner to distribute Lantana; Simon & Schuster launches #WhatBeachWhatBook; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Nebula Award winners, CLMP Firecracker Award finalists announced

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17 May

BTW News Briefs

Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

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16 May

American Writers Museum Opens With Help From Former Owner of The Book Stall

Former bookseller Roberta Rubin serves as board co-chair of the new American Writers Museum, the first national museum to honor American writers, which opened on May 16 in Chicago.

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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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26 Apr

Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

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26 Apr

Ci5: Marley Dias on Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a campaign to collect and distribute books featuring diverse characters to children, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Children’s Institute.

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