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13 Feb

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King, Tricia Levenseller’s debut novel for young adults, is “compulsively readable and exciting,” said Indies Introduce panelist Johanna Albrecht of Flyleaf Books.

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30 Jan

Paul Currie of Foyles Discusses Innovation at Wi12 Featured Talk

In a Winter Institute featured talk, Foyles Bookshop CEO Paul Currie showed booksellers some of the recent innovations and changes at the 114-year-old U.K. book retailer.

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30 Jan

Kim Scott Doles Out Some “Radical Candor” at Winter Institute 12

At the final breakfast plenary of Winter Institute, author and former CEO coach Kim Scott discussed how the principles of radical candor can help booksellers improve relationships among their staff.

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30 Jan

Book Industry Colleagues Say Goodbye to ABA’s Mark Nichols

On the final day of Winter Institute, ABA President Betsy Burton, CEO Oren Teicher, and the entire bookselling community bid a heartfelt farewell to ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols, who is retiring following Winter Institute.

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30 Jan

Around Indies

Enchanted Passage opens in Massachusetts; Paul Ingram retires from Prairie Lights; Lucy’s Books named readers’ choice; The Red Door on the move

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30 Jan

Lesley Stahl and Ann Patchett in Conversation at Wi12

Sunday’s breakfast plenary at Winter Institute 12 featured authors Lesley Stahl, a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, and Ann Patchett, the co-owner of Parnassus Books, in a wide-ranging conversation.

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30 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PW announces finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year awards; SIBA to offer discount to publishers to promote books by persons of color; Gene Luen Yang announces launch of Reading Without Walls Month; Authors Guild to honor Morrison, Patterson, IngramSpark

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29 Jan

Wi12: Roxane Gay on Bookstores as Sanctuaries

On the opening day of Winter Institute, author Roxane Gay urged indie booksellers to ensure that their stores are inclusive places of refuge for all those needing sanctuary.

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18 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Pearson to sell stake in Penguin Random House; Maria Pallante named AAP president and CEO; Eric Nelson heads to Broadside Books; CBC releases Best STEM Books List; Publishers Lunch spring/summer Buzz Books available; Application opens for NBF Innovations in Reading Prize; USPS announces rate changes; NBCC award finalists, PEN literary awards shortlists announced

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18 Jan

Introducing ABA’s New Program and Development Coordinator, Jessica Stauffer

Former bookseller Jessica Stauffer has joined ABA’s staff as program and development coordinator, responsible for supporting all publisher-related programs and initiatives.

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13 Jan

Paul Currie, CEO of U.K.’s Foyles Bookshop, to Speak at Winter Institute on Future of Retail

Paul Currie, CEO of the U.K.’s iconic Foyles Bookshop, will give a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 in Minneapolis entitled “Retail of the Future.”

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10 Jan

Body Positive Yogi and Author Jessamyn Stanley to Lead Class at Winter Institute

Winter Institute attendees will have the chance to start their day with a yoga class taught by Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get on the Mat. Love Your Body.

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09 Jan

Roxane Gay to Address Diversity in Bookselling During Wi12 Opening Keynote

Bestselling author and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss the need to proactively address diversity in the book industry and beyond during the opening Winter Institute keynote on January 28.

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04 Jan

Around Indies

Zandbroz Variety marks 25 years; Afterwords Books to swap buildings with bakery; R.J. Julia launches “Just the Right Book!” podcast; Wild Fig’s Crystal Wilkinson among top 50 Southerners of the year

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04 Jan

Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.

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