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    ABACUS-16 Survey to Open August 23

    ABA member stores should be on the lookout for an e-mail arriving on August 23 that will include introductory information about ABACUS-16 and instructions on how to access this year’s survey.

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    Como sales rep Maureen Karb wins NEIBA award; PW Star Watch honorees announced; Quarto Group receives purchase offer; NYU contracts with Follett to operate bookstore

    Start Planning for Winter Institute 13 in Memphis

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    Booksellers who are thinking about their travel plans for the January 22–25 Winter Institute in Memphis should be planning ahead if they want to attend any of a number of events happening on January 22.

    Outer Banks Power Outage Inspires Customer Support for Buxton Village Books

    Buxton Village Books in Buxton, North Carolina, was one of many Outer Banks businesses that lost money due to a power outage last week, prompting an outpouring of remote support from regular customers.

    Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2018

    The 2018 Children’s Institute will take place from Tuesday, June 19, through Thursday, June 21, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide to Debut in November

    ABA’s new Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will feature the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by independent booksellers.

    How We Sell Backlist: Third Place Books

    Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series will explore how booksellers choose to highlight backlist books. The first featured store is Third Place Books, which has three locations in Washington.

    Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 8 via an order form on

    First Texas Independent Bookstore Day Spotlights Literary Texas

    The first annual Texas Independent Bookstore Day, held on Saturday, August 5, celebrated the state’s bookstores and their communities.

    Still Time to Register for ABA Webinar on Basic Sales Techniques

    Booksellers should register now for the Bookselling 101 webinar “Basic Sales Techniques to Engage the Customer,” which will take place on Tuesday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

    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.

    Limited Availability Remaining for “Owning a Bookstore” Workshop

    Just a few spots remain for The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates’ next “Owning a Bookstore” workshop, which takes place from August 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    BTW News Briefs

    Becky Anderson runs for Congress; Macmillan to move; Ingram announces promotions; Quarto Iberoamericana enters agreements; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, BISG Distinguished Service Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, RITA Awards, Restless Books Prize winners announced

    Sankofa Video Books & Café Showcases African Culture & History

    Washington, D.C.’s Sankofa Video Books & Café, founded by filmmaking couple Haile and Shirikiana Gerima and named after one of their films, specializes in videos and books about people of African descent.

    Jason Reynolds Named Spokesperson for Indies First

    Author Jason Reynolds will be the spokesperson for this year’s celebration of Indies First, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, November 25.


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