Awards

03 Apr

Around Indies

Changing Hands, Title Wave celebrate anniversaries; Bookbub, Uproxx, VisitDallas.com, Hoodline name top bookstores in U.S.; River House Books named best in Monterey County; Powell's, San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, Hub City, Bennington Bookshop featured in local news; Tom Gerald retires.

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03 Apr
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2019 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Finalists Announced

All staff at ABA member stores are invited to cast their ballots to choose the winners of the 2019 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The voting deadline is April 24.

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29 Mar

2019 Pannell Award Winners Announced

The Women’s National Book Association awarded this year’s Pannell Awards to 57th Street Books in Chicago and to Hicklebee’s Bookstore in San Jose, California.

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29 Mar

2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Announced

Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was named Publishers Weekly’s 2019 Bookstore of the Year; PW chose Cindy Heidemann as its 2019 Sales Rep of the Year.

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27 Mar

BTW News Briefs

ABA CEO interviewed; AppleTV to partner with Oprah’s Book Club; Waterstones staff start campaign; Melville House to publish Mueller Report; PRH to acquire Little Tiger; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Knopf; Eric Carle honorees announced; Denver Publishing Institute, Tiptree Award winners announced

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26 Mar

Around Indies

Texian now open; Charis relocates; Book Den owner celebrates 40 years; The Well-Read Moose celebrates fifth anniversary, Boswell celebrates 10th anniversary; Ellen Plumb's named Emerging Business of the Year; Books & Books, E. Shaver, The Book Store, The Book Catapult, Run for Cover, The Lit. Bar, Classic Lines, Elliott Bay, Ada's Technical featured in local news; Dudley's joins 1% for the Planet.

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20 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Trump’s 2020 budget calls for elimination of NEA; W.S. Merwin dies; Binc's disaster relief program no longer a pilot; Walter Isaacson joins Arcadia as editor-at-large; Arthur A. Levine to form own publishing company; Ingram to distribute two new publishers; Personnel changes at Hachette, Harlequin; Free online course from Cornell University and Bank of America; National Book Critics Circle Awards, Windham-Campbell Prize, PEN America’s PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, PEN/Hemingway Award winners announced; Reading the West Book Award shortlist announced

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20 Mar

89 Winning Booksellers Announced for New BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program

Through the new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program, indie bookseller winners will receive $1,000 for travel, accommodations, and other expenses incurred during their stay in New York City.

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19 Mar
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Around Indies

Mil Mundos opens; The Open Book to hold grand opening; Lark & Owl to open; Collected Works to reopen; Murder on the Beach to move; Bethany Beach, Fables and Fairy Tales named top stores; Raven Book Store owner profiled; The Brain Lair hosts presidential candidate; Bluestocking, Old Town, The Wild Detectives, Deep Vellum, and more featured in news stories.

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15 Mar

Promote Pulitzer Prize-Winning Backlist Ahead of Livestreamed Announcement on April 15

Booksellers are encouraged to inform their customers, book club members, and colleagues that the winners and finalists for the Prize will be announced via livestream on the Pulitzer website.

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14 Mar

Five Booksellers Among Judges for 2019 National Book Awards

More independent booksellers than in previous years will serve as judges for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now open for the awards.

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13 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces 2019 Buzz Books, exhibitors for UnBound; Patterson and BA announce new bookseller award; PW Star Watch nominations open; HarperCollins launches HarperVia; Poisoned Pen Press, Horror Writers Association announce new series; Chronicle Books launches Prism imprint; Ingram to distribute Cambridge University Press; Personnel changes at Thames & Hudson, Random House Children’s, Abrams Children’s, St. Martin’s Press; Man Booker International Prize longlist announced; Lambda Literary Awards, Triangle Awards finalists announced; Story Prize and American Academy of Arts and Letters award winners announced

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12 Mar

Around Indies

Dickens Children’s Books, The Lit. Bar, Busboys and Poets, Blue Manatee Literacy Project to open; Bay Books to move; Women & Children First, Joe’s Place celebrate anniversaries; Bookmarks, Ellen Plumb’s honored; Staff changes at 57th Street; Poor Richard’s, Books With a Past, Anderson’s, City Lights, Appletree, Loganberry, The Learned Owl, Hicklebee’s featured in local news; and more.

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06 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Sotomayor to headline BookExpo; Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded for 2018, 2019; Man Booker Prize announces new sponsor; Ripped Bodice releases 2018 diversity report; One Book, One New York announces five finalists; Diversion Books crashes Cohen testimony; Macmillan restructuring sales executive team; Denene Millner imprint moves to S&S; Hachette to distribute Sheldon Press; Post Hill acquires Fidelis Books; Personnel changes at Counterpoint, Highlights, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Audio, IDW Media Holdings; Audie Awards, Romantic Novel Awards winners announced; Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists announced; Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced

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27 Feb

Nominees for 2019 Pannell Awards Announced

The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2019 Pannell Awards include 28 general bookstores and 11 children’s specialty bookstores.

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