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16 Feb

Brian Juenemann Named PNBA Executive Director

On March 1, Brian Juenemann will succeed Thom Chambliss as executive director of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

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10 Feb

Spring Forum Education Refocuses on the New Localism

In response to booksellers’ feedback at Winter Institute 11, ABA’s Spring Forums will now feature an education session based on the new Civic Economics study “Amazon and Empty Storefronts: The Fiscal and Land Use Impact of Online Retail.”

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13 Jan

BTW News Briefs

American Small Business Championship contest opens; Berkley becomes part of Putnam/Dutton; ALA joins Penguin Random House in support of National Readathon Day; We Need Diverse Books announces inaugural mentees; William Johnson named Lambda Literary program director; Winners of 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards revealed; The Story Prize finalists announced 

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13 Jan

Save the Date: ABA’s 2016 Spring Forum Schedule

At ABA’s nine Spring Forums, scheduled for locations across the country, booksellers are invited to share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on ABA projects, as well as take part in the all-new education session “Finding New Efficiencies in a Changing Retail Landscape.”

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02 Dec

Regional Hand-Selling Initiatives Celebrate Diversity

This holiday season, booksellers in New England and Northern California are participating in hand-selling initiatives to show the power of independent booksellers to influence the sales and success of diverse books for young readers.

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19 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Don Weisberg named president of Macmillan, Jen Loja promoted to president of Penguin Young Readers; Penguin Random House launches 2015 #GiveaBook campaign; Chronicle Books launches #GiveBooks campaign; PBS to provide online coverage of Miami Book Fair; The Rise of the Robots named 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

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19 Nov

Around Indies

New England bookstores set plans for Cider Monday; Inaugural Western New York Children’s Book Expo draws crowds; Vermont Book Shop to open Ollie’s Other Place; A Great Good Place marks 10 years under owner Kathleen Caldwell; Prairie Lights named best bookstore; Minnesota artist illustrates poster of local bookstores

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03 Nov

PNBA’s Chambliss Announces Plans to Retire, Search Begins for New Executive Director

After more than 20 years at the helm of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, on Tuesday, November 3, Thom Chambliss announced his plans to retire by spring 2016.

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15 Oct

Book Industry Bids Farewell to NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon

Booksellers are offering their thanks and words of praise for Hut Landon, the longtime executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, who is retiring at the end of this week’s trade show.

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06 Oct

ABA Wraps Up Trade Show Programming at Heartland, NCIBA & SCIBA

Booksellers at the upcoming Heartland Fall Forum, NCIBA Fall Discovery Show, and the SCIBA Trade Show will have the opportunity to attend the all-new ABA education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”

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01 Oct

ABA Education on Tap at Upcoming Regional Shows

Between October 2 and October 11, ABA will be taking part in five regional trade shows: NAIBA, PNBA, NEIBA, MPIBA, and the Heartland Fall Forum. At each, booksellers will have the opportunity to attend the all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers” and to visit ABA on the trade show floor.

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23 Sep

ABA to Showcase Indies Introduce Picks at Regional Shows

Booksellers can stop by ABA’s booth at the upcoming regional trade shows to check out many of the Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce picks.

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16 Sep

SIBA Booksellers Invited to ABA Education Session, Trade Show Booth

Booksellers attending this weekend’s Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Fall Discovery Show are invited to hear George Gibson, publishing director of Bloomsbury USA, present ABA’s all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”

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15 Sep

Papercuts J.P.’s Layte to Discuss Indie Vitality and Importance at TEDx Talk

On October 3, Kate Layte, owner of Papercuts J.P. in Boston, will be one of 20 speakers and performers taking part in a TEDx Talk on the theme of Joy & Purpose.

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03 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Paz workshop draws prospective booksellers from U.S. and beyond; Inaugural Blue Willow-Vener Barnes Scholarship opens to MPIBA booksellers; BISG reveals Industry Innovation Award shortlist; Winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards announced

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