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07 Aug

First Texas Independent Bookstore Day Spotlights Literary Texas

The first annual Texas Independent Bookstore Day, held on Saturday, August 5, celebrated the state’s bookstores and their communities.

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07 Aug

Fall Workshop to Focus on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

Registration is underway for ABA’s fall workshop, which will take place ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows and aims to help booksellers address stereotypes and create a welcoming environment.

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01 Aug

Registration Opens for “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshops

Registration is now open for ABA’s fall workshop on addressing stereotypes and creating a welcoming environment, which will take place just ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows.

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26 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Library of America president to retire; S&S launches Skybound Books; Vintage Espanol appoints new publishing director; Investor urges B&N to sell; Frankfurt Book Fair to feature S&S CEO; NEIBA, GLIBA Book Award winners 

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12 Jul

ABA to Offer Fall Workshop on Implicit Bias and Inclusion

This fall, ABA will present a full-day education session, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Addressing Stereotypes and Creating a Welcoming Environment,” in New Orleans and Denver.

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06 Jun

SIBA’s Wanda Jewell to Relocate; Linda-Marie Barrett Named Assistant ED

Wanda Jewell, executive director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, is relocating to the West Coast; Linda-Marie Barrett has left Malaprop’s to become assistant executive director.

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19 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Best Children’s Books of the Year published; PRH launches #ProjectReadathon; Johns Hopkins University Press to support AAUP residencies; Books for a Better Life, Jackson Poetry Prize winners, Southern Book Prize finalists announced

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12 Apr

Owner of Seattle’s Arundel Books Seeks Bookstore Neighbor

Phil Bevis, owner of Arundel Books, a new, used, and rare bookstore in Seattle, is looking for another bookseller to help him turn the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood into a book district.

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05 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Prospective booksellers complete Paz “boot camp”; NAIBA to offer IBD grants; BolognaFiere to launch copyright/licensing show in NYC; PW Star Watch seeks nominations; Isla Fisher added to BookExpo Children’s Breakfast; HarperCollins launches anniversary projects; Bookmasters adds three publishers; May Buzz Books Monthly; Winners (NCIBA Book, Walt Whitman awards), Baileys Prize shortlist announced

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24 Mar

ABA Forums Head to West Coast

Between March 31 and April 4, ABA will be hosting Spring Forums in North Hollywood and San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. ABA members and non-members are invited to attend the forums.

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17 Mar

Spring Forums This Month in Massachusetts, New York, and California

Between now and the end of the month, ABA will be hosting Spring Forums in Cambridge, Massachusetts; White Plains, New York; and North Hollywood, California.

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14 Mar

Seattle-Area Bookstores Issue Independent Bookstore Day Challenge

Nineteen bookstores in the Seattle area are challenging customers to visit all participating stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 29, for the chance to win a 25 percent discount all year.

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13 Mar

ABA Spring Forum in NEIBA Region on March 24

Booksellers in the New England Independent Booksellers Association region — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to attend a Spring Forum program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 24.

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08 Mar

Booksellers to Discuss Industry Issues at March 22 Forum in Denver

All booksellers, ABA members and nonmembers alike, are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger at a Spring Forum in Denver, Colorado, on March 22.

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27 Feb

Two Booksellers Forums Upcoming in the NAIBA Region

Booksellers in the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association region have two opportunities to attend a Spring Forum program this month: in Washington, D.C., on March 10 and in White Plains, New York, on March 28.

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