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    Booksellers Show Off Creativity in Holiday Window Displays

    Cheery displays greet book shoppers in stores and on social media as booksellers dress their windows for the season.

    BTW News Briefs

    Booksellers share updates as California wildfires spread; Voting opens for CBC’s Teen Choice Book Award; Boston Globe reports on indie bookstore resurgence; Bonnier Zaffre expands into U.S. market; FedEx Holiday Help Hub provides shipping assistance; PubWest’s Rittenhouse Award winners, finalists for National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize announced

    Indie Booksellers Share Strategies for Creating Inclusive Environments

    The bookselling community is striving to become more effective in hiring and nurturing diverse employees. 

    GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

    Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

    Bookstores Brave Ventura County Wildfires as Flames Spread

    The wildfires raging through Ventura County, California, this week continue to grow, prompting mass evacuations and damaging hundreds of homes and buildings. 

    BTW News Briefs

    NCAC supports Met’s refusal to remove painting; Hong Kong bookseller still missing; Independent Bookstore Day totes on sale; IBD’s Samantha Schoech wins writer’s residency; Children’s Book Week event location applications open; Follett names new CEO; S&S to distribute Galvanized Media; S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy named PW Person of the Year; VitalSource acquires Intrepid Learning, teams with; Sales of The Immigrant Cookbook to benefit ACLU 

    ABACUS-16 Survey Results Sent to Participating Bookstores

    A link to the results from this year’s ABACUS survey, a one-of-a-kind tool that booksellers say is critical to their financial and strategic planning, was delivered to participating stores on Wednesday, December 6.

    Book Buyer’s Handbook Features Special Publisher Offers and More

    ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a valuable resource where booksellers can find information about publishers’ special offers, contact information, ordering and returns policies, co-op advertising, and more.

    Binc’s #MoreThanEver Campaign Makes Strong Initial Showing

    “It feels tremendous to know that people know we’re here,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French. “On the other hand, it’s heartbreaking knowing the level of need that is out there right now.”

    Booksellers Share Innovative Holiday Marketing Tips

    Independent bookstores are enticing shoppers in the final days before Hanukkah and Christmas with fun, festive promotions and events that make gift-giving easier.

    New York Times Announces 10 Best Books of 2017

    Over the coming weeks, ABA will work with the New York Times Book Review on initiatives to help booksellers feature and promote the 2017 Best Books list.

    Nominations Sought for 2018 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

    Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2018.

    Register Now for BookExpo 2018

    ABA member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo 2018 and take advantage of a great rate at Hotel ABA — The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel.

    Authors, Readers Connect at Indie Bookstores Nationwide on Indies First

    Hundreds of authors showed their support for local independent booksellers by spending Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 25, greeting customers and hand-selling books at indie bookstores.

    BTW News Briefs

    Phoenix Books co-owner pens op-ed on Amazon; We Need Diverse Books names Bookseller of the Year; “Meet GLIBA” social media feature introduced; Algonquin Books announces staff changes; Hallmark Channel movie features indie bookstore setting; Costa Book Award nominees announced


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