25 Jul

Plans Underway for World Book Night 2013

The second annual celebration of World Book Night in the U.S.  is set for Tuesday, April 23, 2013, and plans are in motion on several fronts to match and exceed the successes of the campaign’s first year.

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28 Jun

Reaching Middle Grade Readers

How booksellers can meet the diverse needs of middle grade readers of a wide range of ages and abilities was the subject of a panel discussion at the first-ever Children’s Institute, presented by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, at BookExpo America.

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21 Jun

Meeting the Literacy Needs of Children

A panel of booksellers and literacy group leaders at ABA’s Children’s Institute examined how booksellers can begin assessing the literacy needs of children in their communities, as well as efforts already underway to meet those needs, to arrive at a plan that helps ensure books and reading programs reach the children who need them most.

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14 Jun

WBN: Last Call for Nominations & a Great New Video

Monday, June 18, is the deadline for booksellers to send in title recommendations for World Book Night 2013.

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30 May

World Book Night Gets High Marks

Survey results released this week by World Book Night show a high level of satisfaction with the experience among this year’s givers.

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26 Apr

World Book Night: A Well-Documented Celebration

The first World Book Night in the U.S. has come and gone, but the stories of thousands of givers across the country are still being chronicled on Twitter and Facebook, on blogs and in photos, and in local and national newspaper coverage.

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26 Apr

Kids’ Institute Preview: Meeting Literacy Needs

Meeting community literacy needs will be the subject of an ABC Children’s Institute panel discussion at BookExpo America.

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19 Apr

World Book Night Giver Parties in Full Swing

At World Book Night parties from New York to Hawaii this week givers celebrated, shared stories, and left with their carton of books to be given away on the night of April 23.  Here, in photos, is a look at some of the fun at “pickup parties” at bookstores (and one library) across the country.

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12 Apr

A Timely Reminder From WBN’s Lennertz

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz reminds booksellers of the resources available for next week’s giver parties and for the April 23 celebration.

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11 Apr

World Book Night’s Top Giver Cities

World Book Night has released a list of cities across the country with the highest number of givers per capita for the April 23 celebration.

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05 Apr

World Book Night: A Reason to Party

With less than three weeks to World Book Night, plans are well underway at indie bookstores across the country for book “pickup parties” to be held in the week leading up to the April 23 celebration.

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21 Mar

Ingram Offers Promotional Materials & Discount for World Book Night

Ingram is offering downloadable promotional materials that booksellers can use to build displays for next month’s celebration of World Book Night, as well as an extra discount on the 30 featured titles.

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19 Mar

Louisville to Host “Go Local, Grow Local” Conference Next Week

Louisville, Kentucky, is hosting next week’s American Independent Business Alliance “Go Local, Grow Local” Conference, and GLIBA members can take advantage of special half- or single-day rates, courtesy of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance.

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15 Mar

World Book Night: Music, Lights, Camera, Action

Bookstores’ promotional plans for World Book Night’s “great giveaway” include a mini parade of lights, TV crews filming the odyssey of the givers, and entertainment provided by local teenage musicians.

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08 Mar

Kids’ Booksellers Take Fight for Literacy to Hospitals and Schools

Booksellers Leslie Reiner, Carol Chittenden, Roxanne Coady, Sam Droke-Dickinson, Valerie Koehler, Ellen Mager, and Kenny Brechner talk about their efforts to close the widening literacy gap between the rich and the poor.

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