15 Jul
Carolyn Reidy

Simon & Schuster Announces Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship program will grant awards to students based on financial need and academic merit, and is specifically intended for candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry.

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12 May
Carolyn Reidy

Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy Dies

On Tuesday, May 12, Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy died after experiencing a heart attack. She was 71.

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10 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Allison Hill

“Right now we have a tremendous opportunity to reframe the conversation we’ve been having within our industry and to rethink every aspect of our business,” writes Hill in her inaugural letter to members.

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10 Mar

Linda-Marie Barrett Named SIBA Executive Director

The Search Committee and Board of Directors of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the selection of Linda-Marie Barrett as SIBA’s incoming executive director beginning June 16.

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23 Dec

Obituary: Terry Davies

Terry Davies, co-owner of Earthling Books in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, California, died from lymphoma on Friday, December 6, 2019.

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26 Nov

Miesha Headen of Loganberry Books Wins Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

Headen will receive a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes funds to attend ABA’s 2020 Winter Institute and her regional trade show, plus a stipend of up to $1,000 to fund a community outreach project.

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05 Nov
PK Sindwani

Bookseller PK Sindwani Appointed ABA's New Chief Financial Officer

Until recently, Sindwani was the owner of Towne Book Center & Cafe in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, which he owned for 29 years.

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29 Oct

Readers’ Books Owner Andy Weinberger to Publish Debut Mystery

Weinberger’s debut novel, An Old Man’s Game: An Amos Parisman Mystery, will be published December 3 by Prospect Park Books, a Pasadena-based publisher specializing in L.A. noir.

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15 Oct

Bookselling’s Next Generation: An Interview With Shabeeh Syed

In this new series’ second installment, Shabeeh Syed, the assistant manager at the Anderson’s Bookshop location in La Grange, Illinois, spoke with Bookselling This Week about her work.

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10 Oct

American Booksellers Association Announces Selection of New CEO

On Friday, October 11, ABA President Jamie Fiocco notified members that the position of association CEO had been offered to, and accepted by, Allison K. Hill, president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California. 

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18 Sep
Mariana Calderon

Bookselling’s Next Generation: An Interview With Mariana Calderon

Bookselling This Week’s new column highlights younger indie booksellers who are having a positive impact on their stores and communities.

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10 Sep

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Appears at Booksellers Association Conference in U.K.

During the event, Teicher reflected on his career in bookselling, shared his thoughts about the future, and received an award for his contribution to independent bookselling.

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09 Sep
ABA CEO Oren Teicher

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Wins National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Teicher will be honored at the 2019 National Book Awards for his career championing independent bookstores.

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03 Sep

SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell to Retire in 2020

After 30 years with Wanda Jewell at the helm, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is searching for a new executive director.

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14 Aug

The Furry Faces of ABA: An Overview of Staff Pets

Bookselling This Week surveyed members of the American Booksellers Association staff about the dogs, cats, and other creatures they have waiting for them after a day at the ABA office.

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