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15 Oct

Book Industry Bids Farewell to NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon

Booksellers are offering their thanks and words of praise for Hut Landon, the longtime executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, who is retiring at the end of this week’s trade show.

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06 Oct

ABA Wraps Up Trade Show Programming at Heartland, NCIBA & SCIBA

Booksellers at the upcoming Heartland Fall Forum, NCIBA Fall Discovery Show, and the SCIBA Trade Show will have the opportunity to attend the all-new ABA education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”

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01 Oct

ABA Education on Tap at Upcoming Regional Shows

Between October 2 and October 11, ABA will be taking part in five regional trade shows: NAIBA, PNBA, NEIBA, MPIBA, and the Heartland Fall Forum. At each, booksellers will have the opportunity to attend the all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers” and to visit ABA on the trade show floor.

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23 Sep

ABA to Showcase Indies Introduce Picks at Regional Shows

Booksellers can stop by ABA’s booth at the upcoming regional trade shows to check out many of the Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce picks.

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16 Sep

SIBA Booksellers Invited to ABA Education Session, Trade Show Booth

Booksellers attending this weekend’s Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Fall Discovery Show are invited to hear George Gibson, publishing director of Bloomsbury USA, present ABA’s all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”

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15 Sep

Papercuts J.P.’s Layte to Discuss Indie Vitality and Importance at TEDx Talk

On October 3, Kate Layte, owner of Papercuts J.P. in Boston, will be one of 20 speakers and performers taking part in a TEDx Talk on the theme of Joy & Purpose.

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03 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Paz workshop draws prospective booksellers from U.S. and beyond; Inaugural Blue Willow-Vener Barnes Scholarship opens to MPIBA booksellers; BISG reveals Industry Innovation Award shortlist; Winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards announced

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27 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Hugo Award winners, Thurber Prize finalists announced; BISG reveals shortlists for most valuable volunteer, industry champion; HarperCollins India gets new CEO; Mississippi Book Festival exceeds expectations; IPS adds three publishers; Campaign asks bloggers to visit their local indie bookstores 

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27 Aug

Turn of the Corkscrew to Bring Books and Wine to Long Island

Carol Hoenig and Peggy Zieran, two former Borders employees with a combined 35 years in the book business, are opening Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine in Rockville Centre, New York, next month.

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27 Aug

Deadly West Coast Wildfires Affecting Area Booksellers

BTW recently checked in with booksellers on the West Coast who have been impacted by wildfires this season.

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26 Aug

Dr. John Sherlock to Share Actionable Steps to Address Human Resources Challenges

Dr. John Sherlock, who will be leading two ABA Human Resources Workshops this fall, discusses why it is imperative for bookstore owners and managers to implement a human resources strategy. His session on HR at this year’s Winter Institute was very highly praised by booksellers.

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20 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Find Waldo Local to return for fifth year; SIBA welcomes new and returning board members; BISG announces 2015 Lifetime Service Award recipient; University of Akron Press to reopen

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20 Aug

ABA Shares Its Reply to Letters From NAIBA and NEIBA Regarding IndieCommerce

ABA’s Board of Directors recently received correspondence expressing concerns about IndieCommerce from the boards of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the New England Independent Booksellers Association. Here is the full text of ABA’s reply.

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20 Aug

Don’t Miss Out: Register Now for Fall Workshops on Human Resources for Small Businesses

Booksellers will learn best practices and practical strategies for managing personnel issues and workplace policies at two Human Resources Workshops this October. Both programs will be presented by Dr. John Sherlock, the educator who led the highly praised HR session at Winter Institute 10.

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13 Aug

Economic Relationship Between Booksellers and Publishers Focus of ABA Education at Fall Shows

At this fall’s regional shows, ABA will present an all-new education session highlighting the interdependency between booksellers and publishers. A leading publishing executive will introduce booksellers to the key financial realities of publishing and delineate the many factors that affect both the bookstore channel and consumers.

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