Specialty Bookselling

    The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 16, 2017.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off April 24

    Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

    Ci5: Delivering a Deep-Dive Analysis of Trends in Children’s Books

    Allison Risbridger of NPD Book broke down the numbers during the Children’s Institute featured talk “Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Trends and Findings in Children’s Bookselling.”

    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

    Ci5: Ilsa Govan on the Effect of Implicit Bias on Hiring for Diversity

    Author Ilsa Govan, the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, offers tips for ensuring that implicit biases do not get in the way during the hiring process.

    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.

    Booksellers Celebrate Inclusivity, Diversity at Fifth Children’s Institute

    The energy among booksellers, publishers, and authors at the Children’s Institute reflected enthusiasm for greater diversity in books and bookselling and a commitment to making the industry more inclusive.

    Signup Underway for Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

    ABA member stores can now sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program announced last week at the ABC Children’s Institute.

    ABA and Shelf Awareness to Launch Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter Pilot Program

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off this evening in Portland, Oregon, ABA and Shelf Awareness will be announcing a pilot e-newsletter program for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List.

    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.

    The Indie Personal Finance Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 2, 2017.

    Last Chance: Share Your Children’s Institute Backlist Book Swap Pick Now

    All Children’s Institute attendees are urged to let ABA know the favorite backlist kids’ book they’ll be bringing to the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.

    Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

    The 2017 ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

    Nominations Sought for 2017 WNBA Pannell Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that demonstrate exceptional creativity in fostering a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

    Wi12 Education: Take Your Show on the Road — Managing Large-Scale Events

    The Winter Institute education session “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Events” offered booksellers a range of strategies for managing large off-site events.


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