Headlines for the issue of November 21, 2017

    Winter Institute attendees at lunch
    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    Dozens of booksellers from ABA member stores around the country have been awarded scholarships to the upcoming Winter Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Indies First map
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    The Indies First map serves as a central source for customers, media, authors, and publishers to see what’s happening in bookstores nationwide on Small Business Saturday, November 25.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
    Booklog ad
    Title: Booklog ad
    By Julie Moran Alterio on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    Shoppers are writing social media odes to their favorite indie bookstores as part of a special giveaway in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Nov 20, 2017

    With just a few days to go until Indies First on Small Business Saturday, here are some last-minute reminders and tips for making the most of the celebration.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

    Posted on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    Harvard professor studies indie bookstores’ comeback; Justice Department sues to block AT&T merger; Canada’s Indigo Books & Music to open first U.S. store; Art for Justice Fund awards grants; Penguin Random House Audio announces promotions; Jennifer Klonsky joins Putnam Children’s as publisher; New Zealand government to institute tax on overseas Internet purchases

    Advocacy logo
    By David Grogan on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    According to a tax policy expert, the current tax reform bills in Congress favor large businesses over small ones. The matter was discussed during a telephone town hall hosted by Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform.

    Online marketing roundtable
    By Julie Moran Alterio on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    The American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce team is inviting booksellers to participate in a twice-monthly videoconference to share strategies for online marketing.

    Posted on Friday, Nov 17, 2017

    The November 17 IndieCommunication newsletter features details about a complimentary website evaluation at the IndieCommerce Institute, the winner of a free year of service, and a tip of the week.

    NCIBA catalog cover
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    The nine regional bookseller associations have launched new initiatives and improvements for their 2017 holiday catalogs to increase distribution and bookseller participation and provide wider online access.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    Bookselling This Week’s latest small press profile features Quirk Books, a Philadelphia publisher creating innovative gift books, fiction, and irreverent reference titles for the Comic-Con set.

    By Liz Button on Friday, Nov 17, 2017

    The winners of the 2017 National Book Awards for fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature, and poetry were announced on November 15 at a ceremony in New York.

    Solid State Books opened a pop-up shop for the holidays
    By Julie Moran Alterio on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    Solid State’s owners, veteran booksellers and buddies, have revealed plans for an independent bookstore with a focus on events, customer service, and children’s books.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Nov 20, 2017

    Four ABA member bookstores have been named quarterfinalists for Independent We Stand’s 2017 Independent Small Business of the Year Award; semifinalist voting continues through December 10.

    Posted on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

    Books & Books rolls out red carpet for movie premiere; Whitelam Books hosts grand opening; Greedy Reads coming to Baltimore; HugoBooks opens holiday pop-up; Moonraker Books marks 45 years in business; Island Books voted best bookstore in western Washington

    Title: Around Indies

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    Chuck Robinson with beneficiaries

    Village Books co-founder Chuck Robinson's bike ride across the country this fall raised money for Binc, Whatcom Community Foundation (WCF), and Whatcom Community College Foundation. From left, Ken White, Binc board member; Robinson; and Mauri Ingram, president and CEO of WCF.