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23 Mar

Former BEA Event Director Steve Rosato Joins OverDrive

Former BookExpo America event director Steve Rosato has joined digital book distribution platform OverDrive as an international business development executive.

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23 Mar

Signed Books Sought for Auction to Support Bookseller’s Heart Transplant

Staff at Inklings Bookshop is asking the bookselling community to help raise money for their coworker Mimi Applebaum’s heart transplant by donating signed books and other items for an auction to take place on Independent Bookstore Day.

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09 Mar

BTW News Briefs

We Need Diverse Books partners with Penguin Young Readers for writing contest; Author Pat Conroy dies at 70; Poll examines barriers millennials face in starting a business; 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Adam Johnson wins 2016 Story Prize; 2016 NAIBA Legacy Award winner announced; Amazon Books to open in San Diego mall this summer

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08 Mar

Steve Rosato to Leave BookExpo America

BookExpo America has announced that Steve Rosato will be leaving his position as the trade show’s event director for a new venture within the publishing industry.

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02 Mar

Around Indies

HyperText Bookstore opens in Massachusetts; Stories Bookshop and Storytelling Lab coming to New York City; New owners for Once Upon a Crime; Leadership promotions at Tattered Cover; Open Books owners to retire

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24 Feb

Around Indies

Magic City Books coming to Tulsa; Savoy Bookshop grand opening set for April 16; Napa Bookmine opens second location; Little Shop of Stories to grow; Grand reopening to celebrate Califon Book Shop’s new owner; Fountainhead Bookstore seeks new logo for new name; Suzy Staubach speaks up for UConn Co-Op; Hamilton creator drives business to Drama Book Shop; Itinerant Literate plans inaugural author event

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23 Feb

Inklings Staff Raising Money for Coworker’s Heart Transplant

After doctors told bookseller Mimi Applebaum she needed a lifesaving heart transplant, staff members at Inklings Bookshop sprang into action to raise money to help cover the exceptional expenses she and her family will incur.

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17 Feb

International Booksellers Follow Winter Institute With Work at Indie Bookstores

After attending Winter Institute 11, New Zealand booksellers Kiran Dass and Helen Wadsworth and U.K. bookseller Jane Streeter spent a few days working alongside their American colleagues at bookstores in California and Colorado, respectively.

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17 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Donald Roseman joins Ingram Content Group as vice president of retail; Pulitzer Prizes centennial organizers issue reading challenge; SBA begins online matchmaking for small business loans

 

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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

ABA Announces 2016 Board Candidates

ABA’s Board of Directors, which met last month just prior to Winter Institute 11, approved the ABA Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four candidates to stand for election to three-year terms (2016 – 2019) as directors on the ABA Board.

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10 Feb

BTW News Briefs

New Harry Potter play to be released in print, e-book form; Germany fixes e-book prices to protect bricks-and-mortar stores; Agate Publishing launches children’s imprint with African American focus; National Book Foundation appoints Lisa Lucas executive director; Ingram names new COO for VitalSource; NAACP Image Award winners in literature announced; Audio Publishers Association names award finalists 

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10 Feb

Keynote, Featured Speakers Announced for 2016 Children’s Institute

Award-winning authors Julia Alvarez, Dave Barry, and Kate DiCamillo will be the keynote speakers at the 2016 ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 21– 23, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International in Orlando, Florida.

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03 Feb

Around Indies

Scattered Books settles in; Burlingham Books marks 10 years; Lido Village Books to expand, rebrand; Novel Neighbor profiled; The King’s English’s Betsy Burton honored; Porter Square’s Josh Cook launches “Better Book Tour”; BookPeople’s Julie Wernersbach to join Texas Book Festival

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20 Jan

Introducing Phil Davies, ABA’s New IndieCommerce Director

Phil Davies has joined ABA as the new director of IndieCommerce. Davies will be attending Winter Institute 11 to meet with stores in the IndieCommerce program and to get to know ABA’s membership. 

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