89 Winning Booksellers Announced for New BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program [4]

BookExpo [6] has released a list today of 89 ABA member booksellers who have won $1,000 stipends to attend the May 29–31 event in New York City as part of the new BookExpo 2019 Bestsellers Grant Program; 36 of the booksellers on the list have never attended BookExpo.

The brand-new grant program was designed by BookExpo to make it possible for new independent booksellers to experience and benefit from all that the event has to offer, as those who have not recently attended have not had the chance to experience new programming specifically developed for indies.

Through the BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program, the selected booksellers will receive $1,000 each to be used towards travel, accommodations, and other expenses incurred during their stay in New York City. Booksellers did not need to apply for the program; all ABA bookstore members were eligible to be selected.

The 89 grant winners of the BookExpo 2019 Bestsellers Grant Program are as follows:

  • Jennifer Morrow, Bards Alley, Vienna, Virginia                                       
  • Kara Rockett-Arsenault, Barn Owl Books, Quincy, California                                           
  • Jen Battles, Bookish: An Indie Shop for Folks Who Read, Fort Smith, Arkansas                                       
  • Renee Rettig, Books on B, Hayward, California
  • Debbie Foliart, Chapters On Main, Van Buren, Arkansas                                    
  • Charlotte Nagy, Charlie’s Corner, San Francisco, California                                            
  • Brad Johnson, East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, California                                               
  • Nicola Orichuia, I AM Books, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kelle Barfield, Lorelei Books, Vicksburg, Mississippi                                          
  • Derrick Young, MahoganyBooks, Washington, DC                                             
  • Eddie Burton, Novel., Memphis, Tennessee                                            
  • Angela  Redden, Reading Rock Books, Dickson, Tennessee                               
  • Meghan Hayden, River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury, Connecticut                                             
  • BrocheAroe Fabian, River Dog Book Co., Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Alex George, Skylark Bookshop, Columbia, Missouri                             
  • Amy Cooper, The Barn Owl Books and Gifts, McCall, Idaho        
  • Giuseppe Gentile, The Biblio-Tech Café, Perry, New York          
  • Leslie White, The Literate Lizard, Sedona, Arizona                     
  • Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop, Edmonds, Washington 
  • Sandra  Osborn, The Peregrine House, South Jordan, Utah
  • Jamie Degler, Turn the Page, Westfield, Indiana
  • Amy Thue, Whimsy on Main Milbank, South Dakota       
  • Elizabeth Whitelam, Whitelam Books, Reading, Massachusetts  
  • Dan Ullom, Brick & Mortar Books, Redmond, Washington          
  • Ursla Lanphear, M & M Books, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    
  • Megan  Waterman, The Book Nook, Canby, Oregon      
  • Tracey Bowes, Pressed, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Marianne Reiner, Run for Cover Bookstore and Café, San Diego, California
  • Kathy Burnette, The Brain Lair, South Bend, Indiana       
  • Pamela Blair, EyeSeeMe African American Children’s Bookstore, University City, Missouri           
  • Susanne Blumer, Sassafras on Sutton, Black Mountain, North Carolina                           
  • Joe Chevalier, Yellow Dog Bookshop, Columbia, Missouri          
  • Angela Shores, Adventure Bound Books , Morganton North Carolina
  • Stephanie Lillegard, North Bank Books, Stevenson, Washington
  • Amy Covitz, Our Daily Nada, Kansas City, Missouri        
  • Heather Marquez, Gamble House Bookstore, Pasadena, California
  • Patricia Rutledge, A Book For All Seasons, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Danielle Hulton, Ada’s Technical Books, Seattle, Washington      
  • Alice Meyer, Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jennifer Kinne, Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Henry Reese, City of Asylum Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania          
  • Kate Rattenborg, Dragonfly Books, Decorah, Iowa                     
  • Mara Panich-Crouch, Fact & Fiction (Downtown), Missoula, Montana      
  • Mary Ann Cockle, Fireside Books , Palmer, Alaska         
  • Jack Wolcott, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, Oregon     
  • Kristin Klindt, Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles, Oregon
  • Teresa  Muhic, Legends Bookstore, Cody, Wyoming                  
  • Carol Blizzard Dunn, Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner, Wisconsin         
  • Linda Berentsen, Orca Books, Olympia, Washington                  
  • Beth Wagner, Phoenix Books, Essex Junction, Vermont 
  • Brian Lampkin, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver, Oregon    
  • Holland Saltsman, The Novel Neighbor. Webster Groves, Missouri         
  • Mary Kay Pitts, Three Sisters Books & Gifts, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Emily Ready, Towne Center Books, Pleasanton, California         
  • Abilene Hagee, Trail’s End Bookstore, Winthrop, Washington     
  • Steve Iwanski, Turnrow Book Co., Greenwood, Mississippi        
  • Flossie McNabb, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, Tennessee     
  • Melanie Green, Bluebird Books, Hutchinson, Kansas     
  • Dorothy Pittman, Horton’s Books & Gifts, Carrollton, Georgia       
  • Leah Koch, The Ripped Bodice, Culver City, California   
  • Angie Fleming, Givens Books, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Laurie Raisys, Island Books, Mercer Island, Washington 
  • Patricia Lightweis, M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, Greenville, SC  
  • Anne Waters, Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, South Carolina  
  • Amy Mazzariello, The Reader’s Loft, Green Bay, Wisconsin       
  • Gee Gee Rosell, Buxton Village Books, Buxton, North Carolina   
  • Jody Everett, Fundamentals Children Books, Toys, and Games, Delaware, Ohio
  • Ann Nye, Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior, Minnesota
  • Mara Luther, Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton, Montana
  • Dianne Edmonds, Linden Tree Children’s Books, Los Altos, California    
  • Roger Mullins, Bliss Books & Bindery, Stillwater, Oklahoma        
  • Sara Ornelas, Blue Baboon Books, Wichita, Kansas                   
  • Liza Fixx , Breakwater Books, Guilford, Connecticut                   
  • John Cavalier, Cavalier House Book, Denham Springs, Louisiana                       
  • Serena Wyckoff, Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, Florida           
  • Trenessa Williams, Kizzy’s Books & More, Winter Garden, Florida          
  • Land Arnold, Letters Bookshop, Durham, North Carolina             
  • Susan Murphy, Pages Bookshop, Detroit, Michigan       
  • LeAnn Jorgensen, The Book Garden, Bountiful, Utah                 
  • VaLinda Payne-Miller, The Booksmith, Seneca, South Carolina    
  • Rosa Ramirez, Welcome to the Bookstore, Brighton, Colorado    
  • Brenda  Weaver, Hearthside Books & Toys, Juneau, Alaska        
  • Miriam Chan, The Lev, Venice, California
  • Eric Anderson, Book Suey, Hamtramck, Michigan          
  • Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, Indianapolis, Indiana          
  • Lorrie Anderson, NeverMore Books, Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Daiva Chesonis, Between the Covers Bookstore, Telluride, Colorado      
  • Lea Bickerton, Tiny Bookstore, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Booksellers can register for BookExpo 2019 now [7]. The annual trade show will be held from Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

To receive a free badge to the show, booksellers at ABA member stores will need to provide an ABA member number during the BookExpo registration process. Booksellers who don’t know their ABA member ID number should send a request with their name, title, and store name to info@bookweb.org [8] or call (800) 637-0037 [9], ext. 7536.

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