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03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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19 Jun

Ci7 Attendees: Remember to Pack Books to Donate to Pittsburgh’s OASIS Tutoring Program

OASIS helps high-need children in first through fourth grades learn to read at grade level with the help of volunteer adults over age 50.

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11 Jun
Children's Institute 7 logo

Children’s Institute Book Drive to Collect Titles for Local Literacy Organization

ABA will be collecting children’s books for the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which is affiliated with Literacy Pittsburgh, at the Welcome Desk and Ask ABA Desk.

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31 May
Blue Manatee receiving IWI award

Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore Wins Binc and PRH’s Indies With Impact Grant

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation created the Indies with Impact grant program as a way to recognize, support, and strengthen the connections bookstores have with their neighbors.

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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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