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29 May

Around Indies

Books Inc. to open new location; BookPeople promotes Texas Teen Book Festival Writing Contest; Eight stores take part in simultaneous book launch

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21 May

San Francisco Booksellers Welcome Mayor’s B2B Shop Local Campaign

Longtime Bay Area small business advocates Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books, and Hut Landon, NCIBA executive director, this week welcomed the launch of SF Biz Connect, a citywide business-to-business shop local campaign.

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21 May

Elm Street Books Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest goes to Elm Street Books in New Canaan, Connecticut, for its creative window display inspired by the official Children’s Book Week poster.

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13 May

New Orleans’ Belated Independent Bookstore Day Deemed a Success

Sales were strong at three New Orleans indies that banded together to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day a week later than the rest of the country, due to a conflict with Jazz Fest.

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30 Apr

Bookstores Nationwide Ready for Saturday’s Celebration of Independent Bookstore Day

For the first annual nationwide celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, this Saturday, May 2, indie bookstores in cities and towns across the country will feature book-related activities, special promotions, prizes, and signed prints and literary merchandise from well-known authors created exclusively for the day.

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23 Apr

Around Indies

New indie opens in eastern Illinois; Elliott Bay Café to become Little Oddfellows; river’s end welcomes cash mob; Common Good Books celebrates Poetry Month with contest winners; Thriving indies among reasons to love Missoula

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22 Apr

Final Spring Forums This Week in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts

The last of ABA’s 10 spring Booksellers Forums of 2015 will be held on April 28 and 29 in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, respectively. The programs are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.

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21 Apr

Indies’ Efforts Restore Mississippi Newspaper’s Book Coverage

Last year, Mississippi’s independent booksellers and the University Press of Mississippi began working together to revitalize the Books pages in the Jackson-based Clarion-Ledger. Since then, the section’s resurgence has enlivened the state’s literary culture.

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16 Apr

Events Retreat Puts Booksellers, Authors, Publicists to Work

More than 50 bookstore owners and event managers gathered this week for the NAIBA/NEIBA “All About Events” retreat to discuss why booksellers should host events, how to work with publicists and authors, and the importance of publicity kits and author request grids, among other topics.

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15 Apr

Indie Booksellers on Display at LA Times Festival of Books

This weekend, 11 independent booksellers will be exhibiting at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, to be held at the University of Southern California just prior to the ABC Children’s Institute.

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13 Apr

Spring Forums to Wrap Up in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts

ABA’s schedule of 10 spring Booksellers Forums will come to an end on April 28 and 29 with events in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, respectively. The programs are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.

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09 Apr

Seattle Bookstores Band Together for Independent Bookstore Day

Seventeen Seattle booksellers will be collaborating to crown some of their most dedicated customers as Indie Bookstore Champs.

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26 Mar

ABA Forums Head to West Coast in April

ABA is inviting booksellers to three Booksellers Forums to be held on the West Coast from April 7 to 12: in Lake Forest Park, Washington, on April 7; in North Hollywood, California, on April 9; and in San Francisco, California, on April 12.

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18 Mar

NAIBA and NEIBA to Host “All About Events” Retreat

Two regional associations are banding together to present the “All About Events” retreat next month for bookstore owners and managers looking to fine-tune their event-planning skills with the help of fellow booksellers.

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17 Mar

Booksellers Forums Next Week in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin

Booksellers are invited to ABA Booksellers Forums next week in Fort Collins, Colorado; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Spring Green, Wisconsin. Each will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues and the new ABA education session “Exploring New Markets.”

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