10 Sep

Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship to Send Four to Frankfurt Book Fair

The scholarship aims to expose U.S. booksellers to the global book industry to equip them “to become advocates for international and diverse literature in their own stores,” said Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds.

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15 Feb

International Book Fair Scholarship Application Now Open

Europa Editions is partnering with Other Press to award scholarships to three American booksellers to attend the 2017 Turin Book Fair.

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22 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Binc Foundation names new development director; Amazon to open third brick-and-mortar bookstore; Patricia Hespanha appointed executive director of HarperCollins Brasil; Scholastic to publish new edition of Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts; Fodor’s Travel sold to Internet Brands 

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30 Mar

Readers’ Retreats, Bookmobile, and an Expansion Mean Busy Times at Parnassus Books

In April, Nashville’s Parnassus Books will host its fourth readers’ retreat at the Rivendell Writers Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee. This spring also brings with it the introduction of a new bookmobile and the beginning of the store’s expansion project.

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02 Mar

Bank Square Books Owner Participates in U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba

Annie Philbrick, the co-owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, participated in the first-ever U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba.

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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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09 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 5, 2015.

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01 Jul

NAIBA’s Bookstore Visit Challenge Encourages New Connections

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association is challenging booksellers to visit other bookstores around the country to share experiences and make connections with their peers.

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09 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 6, 2014.

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15 Jan

Sea-Tac to the Westin on a Budget

Winter Institute attendees arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have a couple of low-cost options for getting to the host hotel, the Westin Seattle (as well as the Mayflower Park Hotel, across the street).

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10 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 7, 2013.

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23 Apr

Eat. Shop. Local.

Billed as "indispensable guides to stylishly unique, locally owned eating and shopping," the series is a natural for the independent bookstore customer. The guides, created by Kaie Wellman and self-published under her imprint Cabazon Books, have a stand-out, simple design, and highlight about 90 local restaurants and shops in each of 20 city guides.

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15 Apr

Idlewild Books: A Trip Around the World

On Sunday, April 20, Idlewild Books will open near Union Square in New York City with an inventory of 6,000 titles, all of them arranged according to country. "I've always been a big traveler and reader so the idea of a bookstore organized by country -- with literature, guide books, books about politics and culture, and so on, all shelved together by place -- always appealed to me," said owner David Del Vecchio.

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22 Mar

Travel Books: "It" Destinations, Innovative Designs, and Web Content, Too

It's spring! Whether you're casting about for a way to sate your wanderlust or pondering which titles to recommend to customers looking to fulfill their travel fantasies, you're covered: travel book publishers are busy tracking hot destinations and publishing books designed to please daring adventurers and armchair travelers alike.

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