BookExpo

15 Jun

Booksellers Win in ABA/Book Sense Lounge

The ABA/Book Sense lounge at BookExpo America 2005 was very rewarding for all booksellers who visited -- demonstrations of BookSense.com and gift cards, comfortable chairs, computers with Internet access, opportunities to network with other booksellers and with ABA affiliates, exotic teas, and less exotic candy bars were just some of the benefits offered.

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14 Jun

BEA on BookTV

For those who would like to relive some of the experiences of BookExpo America 2005, and for others who would like to get a sense of what it was like, C-SPAN2's "BookTV" will be broadcasting programming from this year's show on Saturday, June 18, and on Sunday, June 19.

At press time, the Saturday lineup, according to BookTV's website, www.booktv.org, is:

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14 Jun

BEA Releases Attendance Figures

On Tuesday, June 14, BookExpo America (BEA) released its final report on attendance at this year's show, which was held from June 2 - 5 at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center. Industry professionals registered for the show numbered 34,966, and 27, 421 attendees were verified with scanners at the show entrances, according to the BEA report. Of those in attendance 7,701 were estimated to be book buyers.

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13 Jun

The Book Sense Sports & Hobbies Bestseller List

Based on sales from hundreds of independent bookstores with Book Sense across the U.S., for the eight-week period ending June 12, 2005.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Meg Smith at meg@booksense.com for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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09 Jun

ABA's 2005 Annual Membership Meeting

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09 Jun

ABA Town Hall Meeting: E-Fairness, AHPs, and Damaged Shipments

ABA President Mitchell Kaplan, outgoing Vice President Suzy Staubach, and incoming Vice President Russ Lawrence at the Town Hall Meeting.

ABA's Town Hall Meeting, held on Friday, June 3, at BookExpo America in New York City, was dominated by discussions of e-fairness, health insurance for small businesses, and the issue of damaged shi

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09 Jun

Spotlight on 'Buying, Selling, and Managing Gifts, Sidelines, and Other Non-Book Products 101'

"Sidelines can really add to your bottom line," said Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona, at the ABA education session "Buying, Selling, and Managing Gifts, Sidelines, and Other Non-Book Products 101" at last week's BookExpo America in New York. "But I don't call them sidelines anymore. Customers don't understand what you mean when you say 'sidelines.' And if you use the word 'gifts,' over your PA system ...

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09 Jun

Booksellers Spell Fun at B-E-A!


Host Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season and Wickett's Remedy.


Chapter and Breathe Spellers

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09 Jun

A Book Awards Roundup

Among BookExpo America's (BEA) many parties and gala festivities were several award ceremonies celebrating some of the best of the best, including the presentation of the 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards, recognizing independent booksellers' handselling favorites, at ABA's Celebration of Bookselling.

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08 Jun

College Stores Gather at BEA

By Cindy Thompson

For the second year, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) partnered with the American Booksellers Association to present two programs as part of ABA's Day of Education at BookExpo America. On Thursday, June 2, NACS hosted a Literary Luncheon and the College Store Idea Exchange & Roundtables.

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08 Jun

Book Sense Favorites on Center Stage at BEA Reading Room

Late Saturday afternoon -- after two and a half days of busy trade show activities -- the Book Sense Reading room offered a literary respite for BookExpo America attendees. From 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., four of independent booksellers' favorite authors, including two Book Sense Book of the Year winners, read from their works. The featured authors were:

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08 Jun

A BEA Review

From Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4, at BookExpo America, Bookselling This Week provided daily coverage of the day's happenings, with an emphasis on ABA educational programming and special events. Today, and in the weeks to come, BTW will continue to report on BEA programming highlights. In the months to come, ABA will be making its BEA educational programming available on BookWeb -- watch for announcements in upcoming issues.

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04 Jun

Live From BEA -- Day 3

Free expression issues, main street alliances, and continuing education were the focus of ABA's programming on Saturday, June 4, day three of BookExpo America. And for many, after a tiring day on the trade show floor, the Book Sense Reading Room and the BookSense.com Spelling Bee were stimulating, yet relaxing ways to end the day in the company of colleagues.

Independent Retailing in the U.S. Today

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03 Jun

Live From BEA -- Day 2

Friday, June 3 -- Day 2 of BookExpo America at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center was a busy mix of business and pleasure. The trade show floor opened for business, and in places the aisles became so crowded they were nearly impassable. Schedules were full as well. Many booksellers began the day at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, shared lunch with favorite authors at the Book Sense Picks Author Lunch, and ended the day at the celebration of the spirit of independent booksellers -- ABA's Celebration of Bookselling.

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02 Jun

Live From BEA -- Day 1

ABA Educational Programming Packs 'Em In

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