News - Regional

17 Mar

Regional Associations Plan Spring Programming

Virtual programming will take place in March, April, and May.

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11 Nov

Registration Underway for Professional Bookselling Certification Program

Booksellers from across the country are welcome to register now for NAIBA’s Professional Bookseller Certification program; event management is the first of six courses in the program.

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30 Sep

Regional Bookselling Associations to Present Closing Keynote Event With Allie Brosh

Booksellers are invited to join in on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. ET as Brosh discusses Solutions and Other Problems with Jenny Lawson, author of Broken (in the Best Possible Way) and owner of Nowhere Bookshop.

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14 Sep

Professional Bookselling Certification Program Opens for Signups

During the NAIBA/SIBA fall conference, booksellers from all regions can take classes on “Event Management: Press Kits” and “Event Management: Virtual Platforms.”

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31 Aug

Regional Bookselling Associations to Present Keynote Event With Rev. Al Sharpton

Booksellers are invited to join in on Tuesday, September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET as Sharpton presents his book Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads.

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29 Apr

SIBA to Host Webinar on the Future of Independent Bookstores

Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend the webinar, during which they will hear from the CEO and management team of Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California.

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11 Mar
Bestselling author and physicist Brian Greene at an event hosted by New Dominion Bookshop.

Around Indies

Odyssey, Nowhere, Strand UWS to open; Lion’s Tooth plans bookstore; Star Line to move, go coop; Flintridge moves; {pages} celebrates 10 years; Book Revue voted best bookstore; New Dominion hosts renowned physicist; Tucson indies, Country Bookshelf, Barbara’s, Lark & Owl, Orca, Towne Book Center, Pilsen Community, Cultured, Thank You, Avid, Owosso, Dog Ears, Unlikely Story featured in local news

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10 Mar

Linda-Marie Barrett Named SIBA Executive Director

The Search Committee and Board of Directors of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the selection of Linda-Marie Barrett as SIBA’s incoming executive director beginning June 16.

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04 Mar

Around Indies

The Bookstore to open; Book + Bottle, new McNally Jackson, Bravo’s Book Nook now open; Avid Reader under new ownership; Papercuts JP reopens; Copperfield’s moves; Malaprop’s launches Leaning Chair Press; Warwick’s launches book drive; Raven Book Store owner publishes book of poetry; On the Side bookstore cats inducted into Feline Historical Society; Anderson’s hosts kids’ lit breakfast; Lit. Bar, Charis, Riverstone, A Cappella, Little City, Open Door, and Loyalty Bookstores featured in local news. 

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19 Feb
19 Feb
A full house for Mary Kubica's event at Anderson's Bookshop

Around Indies

Ryan Raffaelli and Jamie Fiocco on On Point; Idle Time now Lost City Books; Mustard Seed to become Mockingbird; Book Haven sold; Barbara’s moves; Matt Miller of Tattered Cover to retire; Bookshop Santa Cruz partners with Changing Hands; Mary Kubica visits Anderson’s; Phoenix, Twig, Left Bank, Hello Hello, Brain Lair, Odyssey, Auburn Oil Co., Nicola’s featured in local news. 

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12 Feb
Little City's new location

Around Indies

Little City partners on coffee shop/bookstore; Strand to open in former Book Culture location; Vroman’s opens wine bar; A Freethinker’s Corner, Booklovers’ Gourmet to expand; Liberty Bay under new ownership; Word Up volunteers for 2020 Census; Blue Manatee, Downbound, Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, Pyramid, Lit. Bar, Uncle Bobbie’s, Bookery Manchester, Northshire, Porter Square, Brain Lair, Walden Pond, Owl & Company featured in local news.

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05 Feb
Avoid the Day Bookstore

Around Indies

Avoid the Day opens; Busboys and Poets to add new location; Avid Reader under new ownership; Mysterious Galaxy on the move; Sassafrass grows; Kepler’s, Back of Beyond celebrate anniversaries; Loyalty, Semicolon, Kazoo, Fabled, Powell’s, Women & Children First, Sandmeyer’s featured in local news.

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29 Jan
Books Are Awesome! logo

Around Indies

Books Are Awesome! opens; Vroman’s to open lit-themed bar; City of Asylum creates poet laureate posts; Loyalty to launch kids’ pop-up; A Room of One’s Own, Mystery to Me included in Star of Madison; [words], Locust Valley, Rakestraw, Parnassus featured in local news. 

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22 Jan

Northern, Southern California Independent Bookseller Associations Join Together

The new group will be known as the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA).

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