Headlines for the issue of August 8, 2018

    ABA board members
    By Dan Cullen on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on July 16–18, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to discuss a range of items.

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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    Booksellers can sign up now for ABA’s August 23 webinar on using NPD BookScan data to increase sales. David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group, will lead the session.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018
    Carla Gray Scholarship for Emerging Bookstore-Activists
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 7 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

    Posted on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    Booksellers are asked to share their top picks for books on photography, art, cooking, travel, and more.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    “All of the winners are doing their part to create a more inclusive environment and help strengthen the book industry,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will host “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” a workshop retreat for new and prospective owners, from August 26-29 on Amelia Island in Florida.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    Bookseller nominations for author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program will be accepted until September 30.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
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    Advocacy logo
    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    The groups sent a letter to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders concerning reports that the White House had barred CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from covering a press event on July 25.

    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    On August 2, attorneys general from 11 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against the Department of Labor, challenging the Trump administration’s new Association Health Plan rule.

    By Maria Peroni on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    The hearing included remarks and testimony from retailers, advocates for tax reform and for small business, and legislators.

    IndieCommerce Sample Site
    Posted on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    The latest IndieCommunication e-newsletter features news about updated themes for IndieCommerce sites and ABA’s partnership with Eventbrite.

    By Emily Behnke on Monday, Aug 6, 2018

    At Children’s Institute, a panel of indie bookstore owners shared what they wished they had known before opening their stores.

    By Emily Behnke on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    “Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    The California store dedicated the month of July to highlighting women in the workplace, with a specific focus on the unique leadership and community-building strength of women business owners.

    By Emily Behnke on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

    BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Co., discussed bookselling, bookmobiles, and book clubs with Bookselling This Week

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    Muddy Water Bookstore opens; MacIntosh Books and Paper opens spin-off location; The Book Table expands; A Book for All Seasons, Busboys and Poets 5th & K relocate; Lit. on Fire Used Books named best small business in Peoria; and more.

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    AWE materials from Bookshop Santa Cruz

    To celebrate the theme of "Women & Entrepreneurship" as part of the store's year-long Women's Voices event, Bookshop Santa Cruz paired up with the city of Santa Cruz and the local business association to help launch The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, a new group for women who own local downtown businesses.