BrocheAroe Fabian on Opening River Dog Book Co.

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

    Around Indies

    Biblio-Tech Café opens; Split Rock Books owners talk about the experience of opening a bookstore; Carmichael’s expands; Riffraff’s bookstore/bar business model featured; DIESEL co-owner shares summer reading picks with All Things Considered; The Book Stall launches comedy series

    Boogie Down Books Brings Borderless Bookselling Brand to the Bronx

    Boogie Down Books, a “bookstore without walls” run by former English teacher Rebekah Shoaf, stages pop-up events featuring books for kids and teens at borough schools, businesses, and organizations.

    Wi13 Education: A Bookstore on Wheels: Owning and Operating a Bookmobile

    Bookseller panelists at Winter Institute offered some food for thought to booksellers considering starting a bookmobile or adding a mobile aspect to their store.

    Bike-Riding Book Peddler Takes on New Orleans

    Veronica Brooks-Sigler is putting a new spin on the bookmobile while she saves up for a bricks-and-mortar store in her home state of Connecticut.

    Dundee Book Company, a Mobile Bookstore, Rolls Into Omaha Literary Community

    Omaha, Nebraska, couple Ted and Nicole Wheeler have launched the Dundee Book Company, a mobile bookstore selling titles by local authors, books from indie presses, and the best new literary writing.

    Around Indies

    Bookmarks literary nonprofit opens bookstore; Bookie’s relocates, creates events space; Raven Book Store changes hands; BookStacks, Blue Ridge Books mark anniversaries; Kepler’s launches nonprofit literary foundation; Watermark Books teams with police to deliver books

    Riffraff, a Bookstore/Bar, to Open in Providence

    Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge will open Riffraff, a bookstore/bar, in Providence, Rhode Island’s artsy West Side neighborhood later this year.

    Communicating With Our Community: A Letter From Outgoing ABA President Betsy Burton

    In her final letter as ABA president, Betsy Burton reflects on years of constructive communication between ABA and individual publishers.

    Candlewick Introduces New Backlist Sales Program for Indies

    Candlewick Press is launching CHIRP Evergreen, an initiative that provides indie bookstores with a unique opportunity to reintroduce titles from Candlewick’s award-winning backlist to their customers.

    New Nonprofit Bookstore Employs Workers With Disabilities

    John Horgan and Jim Ingalls are the co-founders of The First Chapter, a nonprofit bookstore in Leominster, Massachusetts, that employs people with disabilities to teach them vocational skills.

    Digital Book World Panel Explores Question “Will Bars Save Bookstores?”

    At the Digital Book World panel “Will Bars Save Bookstores?” representatives of the bookselling and publishing industries discussed strategies that are helping bookstores not only survive but also thrive.

    Minneapolis Arts and Business Leaders to Share Insights on Creating a Thriving Literary Community

    Minneapolis’ literary community was given a visible presence when three literary organizations came together in 2000 to launch Open Book, a cultural and artistic center dedicated to the book.

    Magic City Books to Open in Tulsa in Early 2017

    Magic City Books, a project of the nonprofit Tulsa Literary Coalition, will offer a curated book collection as well as author appearances, panel discussions, and writing workshops.

    HarperCollins Announces New Backlist Program for U.S. Indies

    A new HarperCollins backlist program will reward and support independent retailers that maintain a varied selection of backlist titles specific to the store’s strengths and customer base.


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