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23 Aug

Registration Underway for Workshops on Principles of Bookstore Finance

ABA is offering the full-day workshop “Principles of Bookstore Finance” on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, prior to the New Atlantic and Northern California independent booksellers association trade shows, respectively.

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16 Aug

Murfreesboro, North Carolina’s First Bookstore to Open August 19

Caroline Stephenson is opening Cultivator Bookstore to “cultivate” community, foster literacy, and improve the quality of life for families living in the rural, high-poverty community of Murfreesboro.

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09 Aug

Principles of Finance Focus of October Workshops

ABA will be presenting a full-day workshop on the principles of finance, led by Robert Sindelar, managing partner of Third Place Books, and Robyn DesHotel, ABA's chief financial officer, just prior to the NAIBA and NCIBA fall trade shows.

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03 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Oprah’s Book Club selects Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad; Hefner First Amendment Awards seeking nominations; NAIBA names Ian Doherty sales rep of year; Library of Congress National Book Festival to feature 120 authors, illustrators; S&S to distribute Ryland, Peters & Small; Tracy Nelson promoted to S&S director of retail field sales

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02 Aug

Registration Opens for Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops

Booksellers looking to further their understanding of bookstore financial operations can now register for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshop, which will take place just ahead of the NAIBA and NCIBA fall trade shows.

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27 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Hastings Entertainment to close all stores; Ingram launches Ingram Academic Services; IPG to distribute five new publishers; Hachette Book Group reorganizes sales staff; 800-CEO-READ appoints new CEO; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards winners announced

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20 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Candlewick to publish interactive tie-ins to J.K. Rowling movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; IPG acquires INscribe Digital; Simon &Schuster to distribute Hazelden Publishing; WNBA announces new executive officers; SCIBA Book Award finalists announced; PEN America urges presidential candidates to provide open environment for journalists

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13 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Senate confirms Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress; NEA Big Read announces new focus; Christopher Myers to launch imprint with Random House Children’s Books; Carl Lennertz named Children’s Book Council executive director; Inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Romance released; AAP survey reveals book industry net revenue of $28 billion in 2015; Malaprop’s owner discusses post-H.B. 2 decline in business; Longlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced; PEN America introduces PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

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06 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Harlequin’s MIRA to launch literary fiction imprint; Amazon rumored to plan bricks-and-mortar bookstore for NYC; 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize winners announced

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25 May

ABA to Offer Fall Workshops on Principles of Finance

ABA will present “Principles of Finance,” a six-hour workshop for booksellers involved in bookstore budgeting and financial forecasting, on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, California.

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25 May

Wild Rumpus Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest goes to Wild Rumpus bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for its creative garden-themed window design inspired by the exciting new children’s books springing up each season.

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24 May

Grand Opening of Third Place Books Seward Park Exceeds Expectations

Thousands of people showed up for the grand opening of Third Place Books in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood last Saturday.

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26 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers Continue to Foster Conversation on H.B. 2

Authors and customers are showing their support for indie bookstores in North Carolina as booksellers around the state open their doors to create venues for discussion and education about House Bill 2.

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20 Apr

Author Sara Gruen and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café Team Up to “Kill the Bill”

North Carolina author and indie bookstore champion Sara Gruen is responding to the state’s controversial House Bill 2 by coordinating the “Kill the Bill” author reading and fundraiser, to be held May 18.

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19 Apr

Houston Area Bookstores Grapple With Record-Breaking Floodwaters

Several ABA member bookstores in the Houston, Texas, area experienced fallout from heavy rains and massive flooding that hit the region on Monday, April 18.

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