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06 Sep

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 4, 2016.

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01 Sep

The October 2016 Indie Next List Preview

The October Indie Next List flier, now on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement, features the month’s Indie Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

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31 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

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30 Aug

ABC Best Books Titles Revealed: Catalog Order Deadline Extended

Here are the 230 titles featured in the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog. The deadline for catalog orders has been extended until September 9.

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24 Aug

BTW News Briefs

George by Alex Gino receives NAIBA’s Carla Cohen Free Speech Award; 2016 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners announced; Marilynne Robinson wins 2016 Holbrooke Award

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24 Aug

Phoenix Books Rutland Serves as Community Resource for Syrian Refugee Resettlement Plan

Following a controversial proposal by Rutland, Vermont’s mayor to accept up to 100 Syrian refugees, Will Notte, senior bookseller at Phoenix Books Rutland and president of the city’s Board of Aldermen, created a book display to educate residents about the country and its people.

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23 Aug

Bookseller’s Debut Novel Publishes Next Month

Kea Wilson of Left Bank Books talks about her writing career and the inspiration for We Eat Our Own, her debut novel based on a controversial 1980 Italian horror exploitation film.

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17 Aug

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 14, 2016.

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17 Aug

Ann Patchett on “Commonwealth,” September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Ann Patchett talks to BTW about her seventh novel, Commonwealth, which examines how one chance encounter irrevocably changed the course of two families’ lives. 

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12 Aug

The Autumn 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

The Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List features booksellers’ top 10 children’s picks for the fall publishing season, 33 additional titles organized by age group, plus nine Revisit & Rediscover favorites.

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10 Aug

ABFE Protests Virginia School Censorship

American Booksellers for Free Expression has joined a protest against a Virginia school district’s decision to remove several books from its summer reading list after a parent complained that they are “pornographic.”

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09 Aug

Correction to September Indie Next List Flier

The ISBN for Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad: A Novel (Doubleday) on the September 2016 Indie Next List flier is incorrect.

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03 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Oprah’s Book Club selects Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad; Hefner First Amendment Awards seeking nominations; NAIBA names Ian Doherty sales rep of year; Library of Congress National Book Festival to feature 120 authors, illustrators; S&S to distribute Ryland, Peters & Small; Tracy Nelson promoted to S&S director of retail field sales

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02 Aug

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 31, 2016.

 

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27 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Hastings Entertainment to close all stores; Ingram launches Ingram Academic Services; IPG to distribute five new publishers; Hachette Book Group reorganizes sales staff; 800-CEO-READ appoints new CEO; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards winners announced

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