Diversity & Inclusion

04 Apr

Macmillan Children’s Debuts Digital Toolkit for Reading Without Walls

Macmillan Children’s has assembled a digital toolkit that bookstores, schools, and libraries can use to publicize their events and promotions for this month’s Reading Without Walls challenge. 

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22 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo Author Tea lineup revealed; Reading Without Walls activity guide available; Ingram adds to leadership team; Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York; Award winners (NBCC) and finalists (Publishing Triangle; RITA) announced

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15 Mar

Small Press Profile: The New Press

The New Press, a not-for-profit publisher of books with educational, cultural, and community value, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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13 Mar

Wi12 Education: ABFE Presents — Hot-Button Issues in Kids’ Books

At Winter Institute, a panel of booksellers and representatives from We Need Diverse Books discussed how to build a collection of diverse titles and how to respond to resistance from readers.

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01 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Transfer of Perseus Books distribution completed; PRH to publish Obamas; WNDB internship application opens; Hummingbird offers new discount program; Study finds post-millennials prefer physical stores; Amazon opens East Coast store; #FreeWordsTurkey petition presented to German government; LA Times Book Prize finalists announced 

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28 Feb

Source Booksellers Offers Curated Inventory, Events for Detroit Readers

Janet Webster Jones has grown Source Booksellers from a simple vendor table at area markets in 1989 into a beloved Detroit neighborhood institution with a strong focus on nonfiction books. 

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15 Feb

Booksellers Appointed to ABA Advisory Council, Diversity Task Force

In response to concerns expressed by booksellers at the Wi12 Town Hall, ABA has increased the number of members on its Booksellers Advisory Council and created a Diversity Task Force.

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08 Feb

Booksellers Share Remarks Prepared for Winter Institute Town Hall

Here are prepared remarks presented at the recent ABA Town Hall by Christin Evans of The Booksmith and Kepler’s and by Angela Maria Spring, most recently of Politics & Prose, together with Hannah Oliver Depp of WORD.

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07 Feb

A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

ABA President Betsy Burton reflects on Winter Institute 12 and booksellers’ calls for more diversity in ABA governance.

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30 Jan

Wi12 Town Hall: Booksellers Issue Call to Action on Diversity

At the Winter Institute Town Hall on Sunday, January 29, booksellers offered ideas to bring greater diversity to the independent bookselling business.

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30 Jan

ABA Board Announces Diversity Initiatives Following Wi12 Town Hall

In response to the many impassioned booksellers who spoke about diversity at the Winter Institute Town Hall meeting, the ABA Board has announced two diversity-related initiatives.

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30 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PW announces finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year awards; SIBA to offer discount to publishers to promote books by persons of color; Gene Luen Yang announces launch of Reading Without Walls Month; Authors Guild to honor Morrison, Patterson, IngramSpark

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29 Jan

Wi12: Roxane Gay on Bookstores as Sanctuaries

On the opening day of Winter Institute, author Roxane Gay urged indie booksellers to ensure that their stores are inclusive places of refuge for all those needing sanctuary.

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24 Jan

BTW News Briefs

2017 Children’s Book Week poster unveiled; Anna Dewdney Award nominations close February 5; Letter from S&S CEO explains Yiannopoulos book deal; Ben Sevier named publisher at Grand Central; Ingram announces promotions, new associates; Walter Dean Myers Award winner revealed; Edgar Award nominees named

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20 Jan

We Need Diverse Books to Launch Bookseller of the Year Award

We Need Diverse Books is launching an award honoring a bookseller or group of booksellers at a store that best exemplifies the nonprofit’s mission to promote diversity in children’s literature.

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