Headlines for the issue of February 21, 2018

    Children's Institute logo on New Orleans backdrop
    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    The American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 19–21 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Calculating finances
    Posted on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will discuss the financial state of independent bookstores.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Jan 29, 2018
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    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is underway.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Jan 29, 2018
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    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    Each week, ABA will add a new Winter Institute education or keynote video to BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page, starting today with Amy Webb’s keynote speech on the future of bookselling.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    The Google Analytics 101 session at Winter Institute 13 provided booksellers with a quick tour of Google’s web analytics tool, which tracks and reports website traffic.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    At the annual PubWest conference, National Coalition Against Censorship Executive Director Chris Finan spoke to publishers about the current state of free speech in the U.S. 

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2018 WNBA Pannell Awards include 13 general bookstores and 14 children’s specialty bookstores. 

    Posted on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    After meeting with indie booksellers, publishers, distributors, librarians, and ABA, the BookExpo team has announced a “reimagining” of the annual book industry event to deliver new value to attendees.

    Posted on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

    Posted on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    Yiannopoulos drops S&S suit; PEN World Voices Festival theme announced; Youngsuk “YS” Chi joins Ingram Board; Golden Man Booker Prize introduced for award’s 50th; PEN America honors literary award winners

    The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
    Posted on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    Protesters demanded that the bookstore cancel the scheduled in-store appearance of Francisco Cantú, a former Border Patrol officer who is promoting his debut memoir, The Line Becomes a River.

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    As the Book Industry Charitable Foundation enters the final weeks of the Higher Education Scholarship Program application period, here are five reasons to apply now.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    HarperCollins Publishers is inviting independent bookstores from across the United States to create Facebook Live videos that show off what makes them special.

    Posted on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    Through March 28, small businesses are invited to enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest for a chance to win one of 10 grants. One grand prize winner will receive $25,000.

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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    Westover writes of her childhood living off the grid on a mountain in rural Idaho in Educated: A Memoir, which was chosen by booksellers as their top pick for the March Indie Next List.

    Posted on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

    Alyson Turner of Source Booksellers described Paul Howarth’s Only Killers and Thieves as “a Western set in Australian colonial times.”

    Posted on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 18, 2018.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    This November, school librarian Kathy Burnette plans to open The Brain Lair Bookstore in South Bend, Indiana, selling a selection of diverse and inclusive books for children and young adults.

    Posted on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

    The Book House opens in New Jersey; New owner for Brace Books & More; Bank Street Book Nook changes hands; Bright Side Bookshop marks first anniversary; Battle Creek Books plans name, location change; [words] recognized for autism efforts; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Women’s Voices program

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    Kathy Burnette

    Starting in November, The Brain Lair Bookstore in South Bend, Indiana, founded by school librarian Kathy Burnette, will sell a range of diverse titles for children and young adults that promote empathy and inclusivity.