12 Jul

Free Expression Friday: Good Books Young Troublemakers, the YA Book Club Teaching Allyship

Tanvi Rastogi, former librarian and current bookseller at Dog-Eared Books of Ames, Iowa, is the founder of the Good Books Young Troublemakers book club. ABFE spoke with Tanvi about the book club, its origins, and its mission. 

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11 Jul

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of July 11, 2024.



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10 Jul

3 Steps to Keep Your Store Technology Secure

Use these 3 easy steps to make sure your bookstore technology stays secure!

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10 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A with O.O. Sangoyomi

Masquerade is a magical debut with rich characters, challenging battles, wonderful West African myth and lore, all woven together to make a fresh historical read,” said Matt Aragon – Shafi of West Side Books in Denver, Colorado. 

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10 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A with John Cochran

“This moving story of a family dealing with the complexities of addiction is told with incredible sensitivity, compassion, and hope. These wonderful young characters — Reese, Meg, and Charlie — and the rich friendship they develop will stay with you long after the last page is turned,” said Holly Weinkauf of Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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