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    Nominees for 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards Announced

    The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards include 18 general bookstores and 19 children’s specialty bookstores.

    Around Indies

    Serendipity Books in the works for Connecticut; Saturn Booksellers, Tribeca GalleryCafe, East City Bookshop to celebrate birthdays; Firefly Books relocates; Content Bookstore, Bookie’s Paperbacks to grow; G.J. Ford Bookshop lands role in film

    Cellar Door Books Celebrates St. Jordi’s Day With Books and Roses

    This Sunday, Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California, will celebrate St. Jordi’s Day, the Catalan holiday in honor of Saint George that encourages people to exchange a book and a rose with a loved one.

    Around Indies

    Duende District Bookstore coming to Washington, D.C.; Read With Me opens in Raleigh; New owners for Lorelei Books, Blue Hill Books; Phoenix Books launches self-publishing division

    Owner of Seattle’s Arundel Books Seeks Bookstore Neighbor

    Phil Bevis, owner of Arundel Books, a new, used, and rare bookstore in Seattle, is looking for another bookseller to help him turn the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood into a book district.

    Bookstores Take on Social Issues

    Brookline Booksmith, Sherman’s Books & Stationery, Square Books, and Northshire Bookstore are among the many bookstores actively engaging with their communities on social issues.

    My Bookstore: Jo Ann Beard on Oblong Books & Music

    In this excerpt from the new trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Jo Ann Beard pays tribute to Oblong Books & Music.

    BTW News Briefs

    Prospective booksellers complete Paz “boot camp”; NAIBA to offer IBD grants; BolognaFiere to launch copyright/licensing show in NYC; PW Star Watch seeks nominations; Isla Fisher added to BookExpo Children’s Breakfast; HarperCollins launches anniversary projects; Bookmasters adds three publishers; May Buzz Books Monthly; Winners (NCIBA Book, Walt Whitman awards), Baileys Prize shortlist announced

    Around Indies

    Stirling Books & Brew to debut; Peach Street Books planned for Cape Charles; Marissa’s Books to reopen; Former White House staffer joins Kramerbooks; Brewster Book Store celebrates 35 years

    Bookstores Join National Poetry Month Celebrations

    Independent bookstores across the country are hosting a variety of fun and imaginative events to celebrate National Poetry Month.

    Wild Rumpus, Anne DeCourcey Named PW 2017 Award Winners

    Wild Rumpus is the first children’s store to be named Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore of the Year; HarperCollins’ Anne DeCourcey is named Sales Rep of the Year.

    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. 

    My Bookstore: John Hart on Rainy Day Books

    In this excerpt from the updated trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, bestselling author John Hart pays tribute to Rainy Day Books and store owner Vivien Jennings.

    Around Indies

    Greenlight Bookstore launches Civic Engagement Series; New owners for Breakwater Books and Title Wave Books; Reader’s World marks 50 years; Bunch of Grapes on the move 

    What’s in a Name?: The Frugal Frigate

    Gay Kolodzik, owner of The Frugal Frigate in Redlands, California, says the store’s name was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem.


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