03 Feb

February–June Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Participating bookstores are encouraged to consider a number of adult and young adult titles for their WRBG book clubs to try in the months of February, March, April, May, and June.

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10 Dec

January Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Participating bookstores are encouraged to consider Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid or Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi for their WRBG book clubs to try in January.

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24 Oct

Check Out Well-Read Black Girl’s Book Club Picks for November

Participating bookstores should consider The Yellow House by Sarah Broom or Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson for their WRBG book clubs to try in November.

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23 Sep
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How Bookstores Can Work With Schools in All Seasons

Bookselling This Week reached out to several booksellers who regularly work with schools and compiled a list of specific actions they take every spring, summer, and fall, as well as throughout the school year.

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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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28 Aug
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Bookseller Launches Teen Book Festival After Attending Ci7 Events University

“The big takeaway from Events University was that launching a festival is feasible, and it is possible to do it without an army,” said Gathering Volumes owner Denise Phillips.

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31 Jul

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Founder Glory Edim Announces Fall Titles

In a letter to booksellers, Edim shares her excitement about indie bookstores’ participation in the program and reveals the titles book clubs should be reading and discussing at ABA member bookstores this fall.

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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
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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
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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
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“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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