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    BTW News Briefs

    ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

    ABFE Director Chris Finan to Leave ABA

    American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan is leaving the American Booksellers Association to become the National Coalition Against Censorship’s new executive director.

    Bookstores Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

    Bookstores across the country are celebrating LGBT Pride Month this June with a variety of creative events covering both the literary and the political aspects of queer culture.

    Welcome to ABA, Island Books & Crafts!

    This installment of Bookselling This Week’s new series “Welcome to ABA!” features Island Books & Crafts in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, which joined the association earlier this year.

    June 30 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

    Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until June 30 to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

    Register Now for August “Owning a Bookstore” Workshop Retreat

    Paz & Associates will present its next workshop retreat for new and prospective booksellers from August 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Binc Announces Disaster Recovery Pilot Program for Stores

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has launched a new program aimed at keeping bookstore staff employed by helping a store quickly return to normal business operations in the wake of a disaster.

    Banned Books Week 2017 to Celebrate Everyone’s Freedom to Read

    This year’s Banned Books Week, September 24–30, will celebrate the importance of the freedom to read for all Americans with the theme “Our Right to Read.”

    BTW News Briefs

    BookExpo event director pens letter to booksellers; CBC introduces Reading Beyond; Ingram announces promotions, new staff; Signature launches “Immigrants Write” series; Tracy K. Smith named U.S. Poet Laureate; Griffin Poetry Prize, Baileys Women’s Prize, Lambda Literary Award winners announced Offers Free Audiobook Listening Copies for ABA Members

    Booksellers currently working in an ABA member store are invited to access more than three dozen complimentary audiobooks each month by signing up for’s Audiobook Listening Copy program.

    ABA President Robert Sindelar’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

    In his first letter to ABA members, newly elected ABA Board President Robert Sindelar looks back on a busy week at BookExpo 2017.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.9 percent in April 2017 compared to April 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    2017 Binc Higher Education Scholarship Winners Named

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced the 27 recipients of scholarship awards amounting to $109,000 as part of the organization’s 2017 Higher Education Scholarships program.

    Brick & Mortar Books Opens in Washington

    Inspired by author Jeff Kinney's bookstore, An Unlikely Story, the Ullom family opened Brick & Mortar Books, a new independent bookstore in Redmond, Washington, earlier this month.

    Cellar Door Books Launches Summer Literary Travelogue Challenge

    Cellar Door Books has been using the store’s remaining copies of the Independent Bookstore Day Literary Map of the United States to provide a summer reading challenge for customers.


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