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    Word After Word to celebrate grand opening; Zenith Bookstore to open this summer; Vermont’s Yankee Bookshop joins Phoenix Books family; Browseabout Books partners with local bookmobile

    Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

    Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2017 in Portland, Oregon, this April may now register for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

    BTW News Briefs

    IPG signs new distribution agreement with Albert Whitman; Writers issue statement protesting NYT Bestseller List cuts; One Book/One NY campaign asks readers to vote on five award-winning titles; SIBA introduces the Conroy Legacy Award; Recipients of 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants announced

    Around Indies

    Book Passage opens branch in Sausalito; Bards Alley to open in Virginia; The Last Bookstore owners buy The Bookmark; The Bookworm of Edwards to celebrate 20 years; Bookstore1Sarasota on the move

    Stores Celebrate African American Achievement During Black History Month

    Booksellers are celebrating Black History Month with a range of interesting and educational book displays, events, and activities that celebrate African Americans’ contributions to society.

    HarperCollins to Feature 50 Indies in 50 Weeks on Facebook Live

    HarperCollins is showing its love for indie bookstores by highlighting a different independent bookstore on Facebook Live each Saturday in 2017. Interested booksellers should contact the publisher.

    Around Indies

    Enchanted Passage opens in Massachusetts; Paul Ingram retires from Prairie Lights; Lucy’s Books named readers’ choice; The Red Door on the move

    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

    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.

    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

    Around Indies

    East End Books Ptown opens; Neighborhood Reads to open in Missouri; Blue Manatee expanding; Joe’s Place relocating; The Lit. Bar launches fundraiser

    January/February Martha Stewart Living Promotes Indie Bookstores and Reading

    The current issue of Martha Stewart Living includes a six-page feature on reading and independent bookstores, titled “Hit the Books! Our Reading List for 2017.”

    Around Indies

    BookBar to launch Mavis the Magical Bookmobile; Interabang Books coming to Dallas; Read With Me to open in Raleigh

    Around Indies

    City of Asylum bookstore to open January 14; Bookmarks signs lease, plans partnership with local brewery; East Bay Booksellers nears fundraising goal; East City Bookshop to host industry meetup following January 21 March on Washington

    Curious Iguana Encourages Customers to Read Broader in 2017

    To inspire customers to read books outside their comfort zones and to get to know the world around them, Curious Iguana has launched the year-long Read Broader initiative.

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