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21 Sep

Around Indies

Books and Crannies opens in Virginia; Milkweed Books holds grand opening; Let’s Play Books! grows, goes general-interest; Spellbound debuts kids’ reading room; A Room of One’s Own explores co-op model; Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan honored; Scuppernong’s “Ask a Muslim Anything” events spark conversation

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21 Sep

Four Booksellers Recognized by PW as Rising Stars

Wintaye Gebru of Left Bank Books was one of five finalists for this year’s PW Star Watch program; three other indie booksellers were among the program’s 40 honorees.

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21 Sep

Northshire Bookstore Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

On Saturday, September 17, publishers, authors, friends, and staff gathered at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, for a dinner and cocktail celebration in honor of the shop’s 40th anniversary. 

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20 Sep

Parnassus to Auction Author-Decorated Piggy Banks to Benefit Booksellers

Parnassus Books will launch an auction in-store and online this Sunday on more than 100 author-decorated piggy banks to help offset medical expenses for a store employee with cancer and to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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16 Sep

Correction

Last week’s announcement of the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program should have included Middle Grade/YA panelist Romy Griepp of Once Upon a Time.

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14 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Binc Co-Ambassador Ann Patchett films promotional video; ABFE joins protest over bookstore boycott; AAP CEO Tom Allen to step down; Bloomsbury USA restructures; NBF Director Lisa Lucas talks to NYT Magazine; Books Are My Bag Readers Awards to launch; Amazon to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls; Sharon Olds wins 2016 Wallace Stevens Award; FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award short list announced

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13 Sep

West Coast Indies Warmly Welcome University of Texas Press’ Gianna LaMorte

To show appreciation for indie booksellers’ support of University of Texas Press’ titles this year, assistant director and sales manager Gianna LaMorte spent nine days on the road visiting 30 indie bookstores along the West Coast.

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07 Sep

Ingram Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila on the Integration of Perseus’ Distribution Businesses

Ingram Content Group Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila discusses what independent booksellers should expect from the recent integration of Perseus publisher services brands with Ingram Publisher Services.

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07 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

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31 Aug

Nick Setka Remembered by Book Passage Colleagues

Longtime bookseller Nick Setka died on Friday, August 26, of cancer. He was a manager at Book Passage in Corte Madera and San Francisco, California.

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24 Aug

Around Indies

Page & Palette’s Karin Wilson elected mayor; Dog Ear Books coming to Arkansas; Bridgeside Books owner to open Bridgeside Home; Half Price Books branch arrives in Decatur

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24 Aug

Phoenix Books Rutland Serves as Community Resource for Syrian Refugee Resettlement Plan

Following a controversial proposal by Rutland, Vermont’s mayor to accept up to 100 Syrian refugees, Will Notte, senior bookseller at Phoenix Books Rutland and president of the city’s Board of Aldermen, created a book display to educate residents about the country and its people.

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17 Aug

BTW News Briefs

B&N announces CEO’s departure; Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Alabama; PEN/Nabokov Award revived to honor international writers; Christian Robinson to illustrate 2017 Children’s Book Week poster; Sesame Street and Running Press team up

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17 Aug

Ann Patchett on “Commonwealth,” September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Ann Patchett talks to BTW about her seventh novel, Commonwealth, which examines how one chance encounter irrevocably changed the course of two families’ lives. 

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12 Aug

Obituary: Robert Hugo, Founder of Massachusetts’ HugoBooks

Robert “Bob” W. Hugo, the founder of HugoBooks, died on July 27, 2016, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, of complications from a recent illness. He was 72.

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