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12 Aug

Durango Residents Pull Together Following River Contamination

The community of Durango, Colorado, is coping with the recent spill that contaminated the Animas River. “Our usual natural disasters are forest fires, avalanches, and flooding,” said Peter Schertz of Maria’s Bookshop. “This manmade disaster is difficult for us to put in perspective.”

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12 Aug

High Praise for Human Resources Workshop to Be Held Twice This Fall

In response to enthusiastic feedback from booksellers who participated in Winter Institute 10’s Advanced Learning Session on Human Resources, ABA has invited the session’s presenter, Dr. John Sherlock, to lead two Human Resources Workshops this fall.

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06 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Binc blog to cover qualifying events for bookseller assistance; NAIBA announces 2015 award winners; Alice Award shortlist revealed; HarperCollins, Ediouro Group establish HarperCollins Brasil

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05 Aug

NCIBA Names New Executive Director

This fall, longtime bookseller Calvin Crosby will succeed Hut Landon as executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Crosby will formally begin his new role during the NCIBA Discovery Show in October.

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05 Aug

Human Resources Expert John Sherlock to Offer Workshops on Essentials

Dr. John Sherlock, who will lead ABA’s two Human Resources Workshops being held in conjunction with the PNBA and NEIBA fall trade shows, presented a highly praised HR session at Winter Institute earlier this year, which bookseller Vicky Titcomb called “the highlight of the entire conference.”

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30 Jul

Essentials of Human Resources Focus of Fall Workshops

Registration is underway for ABA’s Human Resources Workshop, a new in-depth education event, to be offered twice this fall exclusively to the owners and managers of member stores.

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23 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winners announced; Go Set a Watchman becomes fastest-selling book in HarperCollins’ history; Deadline approaches for 2016 PEN Literary Awards title submissions

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23 Jul

Mississippi Indies Have High Hopes for First Annual Book Festival

 A crowd of thousands is expected at the first annual Mississippi Book Festival, which is scheduled for August 22 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Indie booksellers are looking forward to promoting new and established authors, as well as the state’s great literary tradition.

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22 Jul

Registration Open for ABA Human Resources Workshops

ABA has opened registration for the Human Resources Workshop, a new in-depth education event, to be offered twice this fall to owners and managers of ABA member stores.

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15 Jul

ABA to Offer Human Resources Workshops in October

ABA will present the Human Resources Workshop, a new, in-depth education event covering essential aspects of HR for small businesses, in Portland, Oregon, and Providence, Rhode Island, this fall.

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01 Jul

NAIBA’s Bookstore Visit Challenge Encourages New Connections

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association is challenging booksellers to visit other bookstores around the country to share experiences and make connections with their peers.

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01 Jul

On-Air Send-Off Celebrates Suzy Staubach

In honor of Suzy Staubach’s retirement from UConn Co-op, The Wayne Norman Show invited authors Wally Lamb, Lynn Bloom, Sam Pickering, and Bruce Cohen to share their favorite memories of Staubach and the bookstore.

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30 Jun

A Q&A With Rinker Buck, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

In 2011, Rinker Buck set out in a covered wagon to navigate the historic Oregon Trail, a trip he chronicles in The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey. Here, Buck discusses some of the surprises he encountered on his adventure and the passion that prompted his journey.

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18 Jun

Around Indies

Village Books marks 35 years; Book Soup turns 40; Aaron’s Books celebrates first decade; Anderson’s launches fundraiser for new store; Afterwords holds grand reopening; New Jersey bookstore owners publish local history book 

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09 Jun

NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon to Retire

Hut Landon, the longtime executive director for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, is retiring after 16 years as the regional association’s executive director. The NCIBA board has appointed a search committee to find Landon’s successor.

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