06 Oct

YA Book Clubs “Revel in the Awesome”

Joanna Parzakonis of Bookbug, Lanora Hurley of Next Chapter Bookshop, and Maggie Tokuda-Hall of Books Inc. share tips for attracting and keeping YA book club readers.

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15 Sep

Penguin Partners With ABA to Promote Read for the Record

Penguin Young Readers Group is partnering with ABA member stores to promote literacy through Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event.

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14 Sep

A Q&A With Carl Lennertz About World Book Night

U.S. World Book Night Chief Executive Carl Lennertz talks about plans for the inaugural U.S. event to be held on April 23, 2012 — the International Day of the Book.

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28 Jul

World Book Night to Launch in U.S. in 2012

World Book Night is launching in the U.S. with the goal of giving away one million books across the country on April 23, 2012. Carl Lennertz, currently vice president for independent retailing at HarperCollins, has been hired as chief executive of the U.S. division of WBN and will start on September 1.

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22 Jun

BTW News Briefs

J.K. Rowling announces Pottermore; New York Times reports on bookstores charging for author events; U.K. celebrates Independent Booksellers’ Week; AMIBA seeks local first videos; Summer of a Million Books campaign begins

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14 Apr

Bookstore Volunteers Help Promote Literacy

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 10 - 16, booksellers from Indigo Bridge Books and Open Books talk about the logistics of working with a team of community members happy to donate their time.

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25 Aug

Booksellers and Bloggers Team Up for Bookrageous Calendar

Independent booksellers and book bloggers have united to produce the Bookrageous calendar, a fundraising project that promotes the love of books.

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02 Jun

Bess the Book Bus Is Making the Rounds

Jennifer Frances is making her second cross-country literacy tour in Bess the Book Bus, distributing books to children along the way. Among her supporters are several independent bookstores.

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14 Jan

New NEA Report Shows Literary Reading on the Rise

Literary reading among American adults is on the rise for the first time in more than 25 years, according to new report released this week by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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19 Nov

Santa Gets Caught Reading

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced the latest and perhaps most exclusive celebrity to ever have participated in its Get Caught Reading campaign -- Santa Claus!

In Get Caught Reading's newest image, which is inclusive of the "Books=Gifts" message, Santa takes a minute out of his busy gift-delivering eve to read a book. The image is available now on the Get Caught Reading website.

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30 Oct

Politics & Prose Works With Dow Jones to Fill Lubuto Library

When global business news and information services provider Dow Jones & Co. launched an employee book drive to provide more than 4,000 titles for a new library that it's funding in Zambia, Jane Meyers, founder of the Lubuto Library Project, believed strongly that those books should come from an independent bookstore.

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15 Oct

RiverRun Hosts Second Annual Read-a-Thon

RiverRun Bookstore held its second "Great Expectations: A Reading Marathon" (GERM), a 24-hour, customer read-a-thon from October 10 through October 11. Local college and high school students and other volunteers participated at RiverRun's used bookstore, SecondRun, to benefit a local nonprofit.

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16 Jul

RiverRun Invites Indies Nationwide to Join Reading Marathon

This October, RiverRun Bookstore will be hosting its second "Great Expectations: A Reading Marathon" (GERM), a 24-hour, customer read-a-thon. And now the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, bookstore is inviting independent booksellers nationwide to take up the challenge, too.

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18 Mar

From NY to DC: A Mini Bookstore Tour

On her way to a meeting of the Library of Congress' Reading Promotions Partners at the Center for the Book in Washington, D.C., ABA Director of Member Services Jill Perlstein stopped at several bookstores along the way to chat with their owners and snap a few photos for's photo gallery.

In a trip covering over 600 miles in a little more than two days, Perlstein stopped at six ABA member stores.

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