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29 Oct

Readers’ Books Owner Andy Weinberger to Publish Debut Mystery

Weinberger’s debut novel, An Old Man’s Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery, will be published December 3 by Prospect Park Books, a Pasadena-based publisher specializing in L.A. noir.

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23 Oct

YouTube Launches New “BookTube” Digital Book Club

Episode one featured bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, and upcoming authors will include Margaret Atwood, James Patterson, and Melinda Gates.

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22 Oct

A Q&A With Carmen Maria Machado, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Jason Foose of Changing Hands calls In the Dream House “a daring new kind of memoir that defies boundaries and boldly discards the conventions of genre.”

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08 Oct

2019 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, in New York City.

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04 Oct

The Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Here’s a preview of the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier, which includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 35 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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01 Oct

The November 2019 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the November 2019 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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25 Sep

Nominations Due September 30 for ABA’s Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier features the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by indie booksellers.

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20 Sep

2019 National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

To be eligible for a 2019 National Book Award, a book must have been written by a U.S. citizen and published in the United States between December 1, 2018, and November 30, 2019.

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17 Sep

A Q&A With Jacqueline Woodson, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Red at the Bone “packs the emotional punch of an epic in a novella number of pages,” said Kelly Brown of Magic City Books.

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10 Sep

Indie Booksellers Take Back Center Stage on Release Day for Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”

Indie booksellers across the country took to social media to entice customers to their stores on the official September 10 release date of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

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04 Sep

A Statement From the American Booksellers Association on Amazon’s Early Release of “The Testaments”

ABA has been in communication with Penguin Random House to express our strong disappointment regarding this flagrant violation of the agreed protocol in releasing this book to the public.

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04 Sep

The October 2019 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the October 2019 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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04 Sep

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2020

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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21 Aug

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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21 Aug

New Round of Panorama Picks Announced

The Panorama Picks program provides booksellers with localized, curated lists of books that library patrons are waiting to borrow.

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