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05 May

The Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

The Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 34 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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03 May

The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 30, 2017.

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02 May

Ci5 Education: Starting a Book Subscription Club

At the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, bookseller panelists discussed successful strategies for creating, promoting, and managing a book subscription club for young readers.

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26 Apr

Booksellers’ Title Recommendations Sought for 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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26 Apr

Ci5: Rachel Ignotofsky on Illustration as a Tool for Education

The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering are often overlooked, but Rachel Ignotofsky is spreading their stories through entertaining, accessible illustrations.

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26 Apr

Ci5 Education Handouts, Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as a complete list of the 169 children’s titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.

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21 Apr

Sign Up to Send Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter This June

All ABA member stores are invited to sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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19 Apr

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 16, 2017.

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19 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off April 24

Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

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19 Apr

Ci5: Delivering a Deep-Dive Analysis of Trends in Children’s Books

Allison Risbridger of NPD Book broke down the numbers during the Children’s Institute featured talk “Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Trends and Findings in Children’s Bookselling.”

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12 Apr

Around Indies

Duende District Bookstore coming to Washington, D.C.; Read With Me opens in Raleigh; New owners for Lorelei Books, Blue Hill Books; Phoenix Books launches self-publishing division

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12 Apr

Ci5: Ilsa Govan on the Effect of Implicit Bias on Hiring for Diversity

Author Ilsa Govan, the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, offers tips for ensuring that implicit biases do not get in the way during the hiring process.

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12 Apr

Owner of Seattle’s Arundel Books Seeks Bookstore Neighbor

Phil Bevis, owner of Arundel Books, a new, used, and rare bookstore in Seattle, is looking for another bookseller to help him turn the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood into a book district.

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12 Apr

Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

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11 Apr

Signup Underway for Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

ABA member stores can now sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program announced last week at the ABC Children’s Institute.

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