People

21 Jun

ABFE Director Chris Finan to Leave ABA

American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan is leaving the American Booksellers Association to become the National Coalition Against Censorship’s new executive director.

Read More
13 Jun

Obituary: Janet Lund of The King’s English Bookshop

Janet Lund, a children’s bookseller at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, died on June 9, 2017, after a long illness.

Read More
06 Jun

SIBA’s Wanda Jewell to Relocate; Linda-Marie Barrett Named Assistant ED

Wanda Jewell, executive director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, is relocating to the West Coast; Linda-Marie Barrett has left Malaprop’s to become assistant executive director.

Read More
24 May

Around Indies

Her Bookshop on the move; Wesleyan University bookstore opens; River Lights Bookstore to mark 10 years; Bartleby’s Books debuts anti-hate banner; Carol Spurling joins local chamber of commerce board

Read More
24 May

Mike Bamberger, Free Speech Defender

ABFE Director Chris Finan looks back at some of the many cases in which Michael Bamberger, general counsel of Media Coalition and the first recipient of the Joyce Meskis Free Speech Award, has defended the free speech rights of booksellers.

Read More
24 May

Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction to Retire After 40 Years in Bookselling

Barbara Theroux, the founder of Fact & Fiction in Missoula, Montana, is retiring at the end of June, after 40 years in the bookselling business.

Read More
17 May

BTW News Briefs

Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

Read More
17 May

Around Indies

Brick & Mortar Books to open in Washington; New owner for Winston Smith Books; McLean & Eakin, Broadway Books to mark 25 years; Queens Bookshop Initiative lands storefront; New staff at Kramerbooks, [words] Bookstore

Read More
17 May

First Amendment Attorney to Receive First Meskis Free Speech Award

ABA’s inaugural Joyce Meskis Free Speech Award will be presented to Michael A. Bamberger, the general counsel of Media Coalition, on May 31 during the Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo.

Read More
16 May

American Writers Museum Opens With Help From Former Owner of The Book Stall

Former bookseller Roberta Rubin serves as board co-chair of the new American Writers Museum, the first national museum to honor American writers, which opened on May 16 in Chicago.

Read More
10 May

Hillary Clinton to Appear at BookExpo 2017

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will make a special appearance at BookExpo 2017 on Thursday, June 1.

Read More
10 May

Bradley Graham Appointed to ABA Board

The ABA Board of Directors has moved to fill a vacancy on the Board that is the result of the recent election of Robert Sindelar of Third Place Books as ABA’s incoming president.

Read More
03 May

Macmillan CEO John Sargent on the Importance of Defending Free Speech

In his remarks at the April 25th PEN Literary Gala, PEN Publisher Honoree John Sargent spoke about the importance of defending free speech.

Read More
03 May

ABA Announces 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by bookstore members to elect a new president, vice president/secretary, and three directors to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

Read More
26 Apr

Around Indies

Flashlight Books to open in California; Brazos Bookstore announces plans for Summer of Jane Austen; Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine to publish Hillaryland

Read More

Pages

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Contact

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Cullen (dan@bookweb.org)

MEMBER and MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@BookWeb.org

 

 

Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement