17 Jul

Getting Ready for Wi2025: The Sights in Denver

For every city that's selected to host an Institute, there is a site visit. Months ahead of time, a small ABA scouting team goes ahead to tour the convention facilities and iron out the details of the upcoming event. Here's a glimpse of what awaits us all in Denver.
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17 Jul

The Indie Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List, including the Manga Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 14, 2024. 

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17 Jul

Indies Introduce Q&A with Donyae Coles

Donyae Coles is the author of Midnight Rooms, a Summer/Fall 2024 Indies Introduce adult selection and July 2024 Indie Next List pick. Mary Taris of Strive Bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, served on the bookseller panel that selected Coles’ book for Indies Introduce. Coles sat down with Taris to discuss her debut title.




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17 Jul

Bookstore Romance Day 2024: How Your Store Can Share The Love

Love is in the air! August 17 is the sixth annual Bookstore Romance Day. Any store that sells Romance Fiction titles is encouraged to participate!

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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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