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19 Oct

Three San Francisco Bookstores Awarded Legacy Business Status

The Booksmith, Green Apple Books, and Dog Eared Books have been granted Legacy Business status as part of a program addressing San Francisco’s challenging real estate market.

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12 Oct

Southern Booksellers Return to Business After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew took a big bite out of Columbus Day weekend business but several booksellers in the Southeast who spoke to BTW were relieved to have come through the storm without major damage.

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12 Oct

California Collectibles Bill Clarification Expected

California Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang plans to submit a letter to the state legislature stipulating that a new law covering the sale of collectibles does not apply to general bookstores.

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12 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Toolkit promotes 2016 National Reading Group Month selections; SIBA trade show merger with GABBS off; U.K. bookshops celebrate first Bookshop Day; NetGalley acquires Bookish; Doug Jones named Harper’s senior VP/deputy publisher; Submissions sought for Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award; Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced; Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology voted BuzzBooks champion at PNBA

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11 Oct

ABA Education at NAIBA to Focus on ABACUS & IndieCommerce

Booksellers at the NAIBA Fall Conference are invited to visit ABA on the show floor, take part in an ABACUS education session, and meet one-on-one with a member of the IndieCommerce team.

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29 Sep

Still Time to Register for Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops

ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops will show booksellers how to apply the components of financial management to real-life bookstore situations.

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28 Sep

BTW News Briefs

California booksellers oppose new law for signed books and art; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher resigns; Grant from Stephen King benefits students, local bookstore; MacArthur “Genius” Grants awarded to authors; T.C. Boyle wins Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award; Harrison Scott Key wins Thurber Prize for American Humor

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26 Sep

ABA to Offer Education Sessions, IndieCommerce One-on-Ones at MPIBA Trade Show

ABA will be presenting two education sessions at the MPIBA trade show — “An Update on the New Localism Data and Hands-On Instruction” and “Understanding and Acting on Your ABACUS-15 Report” — as well as one-on-one IndieCommerce meetings.

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21 Sep

ABA Education at PNBA & Heartland Shows Features ABACUS & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

ABA will present the education session “Understanding and Acting on Your ABACUS-15 Report” and IndieCommerce one-on-one meetings at the upcoming Pacific Northwest and Heartland trade shows.

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14 Sep

October Workshops to Illustrate Principles of Successful Financial Management

ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops, to be held just prior to the NAIBA and NCIBA trade shows, will help booksellers understand the five components of financial management and how to apply these theories to real bookstore situations.

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07 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

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07 Sep

ABA Programming at Regional Shows Kicks Off at SIBA & NEIBA

At the first two shows of the fall season, SIBA and NEIBA, booksellers are invited to stop by the ABA booth to learn about upcoming initiatives, to attend an ABA education session, and to meet one-on-one with an IndieCommerce representative.

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06 Sep

IndieCommerce to Offer One-on-One Sessions at Fall Regional Trade Shows

IndieCommerce users and non-users alike will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an IndieCommerce staff member at this fall’s regional trade shows.

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31 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

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24 Aug

BTW News Briefs

George by Alex Gino receives NAIBA’s Carla Cohen Free Speech Award; 2016 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners announced; Marilynne Robinson wins 2016 Holbrooke Award

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