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16 Jun

Face Out: ABA Board Member Chris Morrow on His Life Among Books

Northshire Bookstore co-owner Chris Morrow, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

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15 Jun

Around Indies

Kibbitznest’s Books, Brews & Blarney to open in Chicago; Taos Book Gallery celebrates grand opening in New Mexico; Christopher’s Books marks 25 years; Radical Bookselling to document life of Moe’s Books founder

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13 Jun

Face Out: ABA Board Member Kris Kleindienst on Her Life Among Books

Kris Kleindienst, co-owner of Left Bank Books in St. Louis, talks about her early experiences with books and reading, how she became a bookseller, what she hopes to accomplish as a new ABA Board member, and more.

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08 Jun

Around Indies

ASTRA honors Steven Aarons of Barston’s Child’s Play; Books & Books pops up in Wynwood, Florida; Eagle Harbor Book Company changes hands; Auntie’s Bookstore ownership update; Sandi Torkildson of A Room of One’s Own to retire; Novel Books celebrates five years

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07 Jun

What’s in a Name?: Tombolo Books

Alsace Walentine explains why, after much consideration, she chose a name with strong symbolic meaning for the bookstore she plans to open in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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03 Jun

As The Bookloft Changes Hands, Eric Wilska Reflects on Keys to Its Success

Eric Wilska looks back at his 42 years at the helm of The Bookloft as he and his wife, Ev, turn the Great Barrington, Massachusetts, mainstay over to new owner Pamela Pescosolido.

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01 Jun

Colleagues and Friends Remember Former ABA President Rhett Jackson

Fellow booksellers and First Amendment and civil rights advocates paid tribute this week to J. Rhett Jackson, who died on Thursday, May 26, at the age of 91.

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01 Jun

Rhett Jackson, the Happy Bookseller

ABFE Director Chris Finan looks back at the life of Rhett Jackson, a much-honored Southern gentleman who confounded people's expectations and always stood up for civil rights and First Amendment issues.

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27 Apr

BTW News Briefs

PBS to host panels, livestream coverage from BEA and BookCon; NetGalley blog highlights Independent Bookstore Day; B&N founder Len Riggio to retire; Bargain wholesaler Book Depot launches automation project; IPG announces POD deals with Bookmasters and Edwards Brothers Malloy

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20 Apr

BTW News Briefs

John Y. Cole named Library of Congress historian; Simon & Schuster promotes two in sales division

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20 Apr

Dave Barry to Present Breakfast Keynote at ABC Children’s Institute

Dave Barry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist, newspaper columnist, and author of more than two dozen books for children and adults, will be a keynote speaker at ABA’s fourth ABC Children’s Institute.

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13 Apr

ABA Announces 2016 Board Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect four directors to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

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09 Apr

Plans for St. Pete Bookstore on Track

Alsace Walentine, former author events coordinator at Malaprop’s, provides an update on her plans to open a bookstore in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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06 Apr

Kate DiCamillo to Speak at Children’s Institute on the Power of Books and Booksellers

Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo will present the opening keynote “Owning the Power of Stories, Harnessing the Power of Connection” at the ABC Children’s Institute in June. Here, DiCamillo talks about the influence of books and bookstores throughout her life.

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30 Mar

Bookselling Community Remembers Quail Ridge Founder Nancy Olson

Booksellers share their personal memories of Nancy Olson, founder and former owner of Quail Ridge Books & Music, who died on Sunday, March 27, at the age of 75 from kidney disease.

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