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    Her Bookshop on the move; Wesleyan University bookstore opens; River Lights Bookstore to mark 10 years; Bartleby’s Books debuts anti-hate banner; Carol Spurling joins local chamber of commerce board

    BTW News Briefs

    2017 Pannell Award winners revealed; Lerner to distribute Lantana; Simon & Schuster launches #WhatBeachWhatBook; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Nebula Award winners, CLMP Firecracker Award finalists announced

    “Wildman” Author to Visit Indie Bookstores on Cross-Country Trip to BookExpo

    YA author J.C. Geiger is on a 4,300-mile, interactive road trip from Oregon to NYC and BookExpo to promote his debut novel, Wildman, at independent bookstores and to raise money for public libraries.

    Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction to Retire After 40 Years in Bookselling

    Barbara Theroux, the founder of Fact & Fiction in Missoula, Montana, is retiring at the end of June, after 40 years in the bookselling business.

    Tweet to Author Garners Carmichael’s 1,000 Online Orders in a Day

    After a bookseller at Carmichael’s Bookstore reached out him, author Shea Serrano pointed his sizeable Twitter following to the store’s website, resulting in 1,000 online orders in one day.

    Interabang Books to Open in Dallas in July

    Interabang Books, a full-service, independent bookstore with more than 12,000 titles and a special focus on fiction, children’s books, and creative nonfiction, is scheduled to open in Dallas this July.

    Welcome to ABA, Scattered Books!

    Scattered Books in Chappaqua, New York, is the first bookstore to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series, “Welcome to ABA!” which profiles new members of the association.

    Around Indies

    Bookbinders Basalt to open in Colorado; Book Culture to open branch in Queens; NewSouth Bookstore to expand; Country Bookshelf marks 60 years; Indie bookstore documentary features Learned Owl; Maria’s Independent Bookstore Day festivities highlighted; Betsy Burton of The King’s English pens op-ed

    Kepler’s Joins Facebook’s 2017 U.S. Small Business Council

    Kepler’s has been selected by Facebook to join its 2017 U.S. Small Business Council, one of just 11 businesses from across the U.S. invited by the social media company.

    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.

    BTW News Briefs

    Barbershop Books wins Innovations in Reading Prize; Ingram to distribute Fodor’s Travel; Consortium adds four publishers; B&N names CEO; HarperCollins launches #WhyIRead; Winners announced: Anna Dewdney Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Triangle Awards

    Around Indies

    Books Are Magic opens in Brooklyn; Bookmarks breaks ground on storefront; Tribeca GalleryCafé & Books to open second location; Saturn Booksellers on the move; BookPeople of Moscow, Gibson’s Bookstore named “Best Of”; Bookie’s Paperbacks raises funds for accessible bathrooms

    LIBRIS Ready to Help Booksellers Interpret Lease Agreements

    ABA’s LIBRIS insurance company can help protect bookstores from losses by making sure that store lease agreements include protections from certain types of claims, including slip, trip, and fall incidents.

    Binc’s Annual Campaign to Sustain Sets New Goal

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation kicked off its third annual Campaign to Sustain on May 1. This year’s fundraising campaign aims to add 80 new sustaining donors by June 5.

    Around Indies

    Flashlight Books to open in California; Brazos Bookstore announces plans for Summer of Jane Austen; Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine to publish Hillaryland

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