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04 Sep

Publishers Weekly Names BookPeople CEO One of Five PW Star Watch Finalists

Elizabeth Jordan, CEO of BookPeople since Steve Bercu’s retirement in June, was one of six ABA member booksellers who made the original list of 47 honorees, from which the finalists were chosen.

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02 May
Pressed Bookstore

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Pressed opens in Pennsylvania; Prairie Path to open annex; Downtown Book & Toy splits into two stores; Washington Post highlights D.C. bookstores by and for people of color; Prairie Pages gets new owners; DIESEL’s Larkspur store up for sale; [words] owners honored; Dana Brigham to retire from Brookline Booksmith; Books & Books buys Coral Gables building; Local news profiles Main Street Books, The Bookstore Plus, Carroll and Carroll booksellers

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04 Apr

Around Indies

Our Daily Nada to open in Missouri; The Book Table announces plans to expand; River House Books to change hands; Literati, Queen Anne Book Company celebrate anniversaries; The Booksmith joins forces with Two Sisters; Author Charles Frazier dedicates Varina to bookseller Nancy Olson

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14 Mar

Judges Announced for 2018 National Book Awards

Four independent booksellers will serve among the 25 judges for the 69th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now being accepted for the awards.

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09 Mar
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March 17 Deadline for Petitions in Support of Additional ABA Board Candidates

Saturday, March 17, is the deadline for ABA members to submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates added to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

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02 Mar

Reminder: Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

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28 Feb

BookPeople’s Steve Bercu to Retire

Steve Bercu, a former ABA president and CEO of Austin indie BookPeople, will retire in June 2018.

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20 Feb

Larry Law Named GLIBA Executive Director

The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

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20 Feb

ABA Board Election Process Open for Petitions in Support of Additional Candidates

ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is underway.

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12 Feb

Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

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07 Feb
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ABA Announces 2018 Board Candidates

ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is now open.

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25 Jan
Cafe Con Libros

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Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

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09 Jan

Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

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08 Dec

GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

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21 Nov

Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

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