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    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

    ABC Group Unveils 2017 Best Books for Young Readers Cover Art

    The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

    The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 4, 2017.

    Bookstores Win Raffle for Elephant & Piggie Spinner, Signed Books

    Scattered Books and Hearthside Books are the winners of two special prizes raffled off at BookExpo by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

    Ci5 Education: Growing Sales With Your Favorite Backlist Titles — What Works, What Doesn’t

    At Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers shared their perspectives on how best to curate backlist inventory to grow sales and convey their bookstore’s distinct personality.

    Birthday Buckets Drive Business to MudPuddles

    The Birthday Buckets program at MudPuddles Toys & Books offers young customers the opportunity to fill a bin with the toys and books they want for their birthday and bring it to the attention of friends and family.

    BTW News Briefs

    Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

    The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 14, 2017.

    Ci5 Education: Fostering an Inclusive Environment for Staff and Customers With Disabilities

    At last month’s ABC Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers discussed how they modified their stores to become more inclusive spaces for people with disabilities.

    Title Recommendations Wanted for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

    The Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    2017 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

    Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in eight categories.

    Join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA for a Chance to Win

    ABA member bookstores that join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA by noon on June 2 will earn a chance to win an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack and a set of books from Disney Publishing.

    Ci5: Understanding Development and Reading Styles to Connect with Middle Grade and YA Readers

    During an education session at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, booksellers learned tips and strategies for hand-selling books to middle-grade and young-adult readers.

    The Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

    The Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 34 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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