LGBTQ+

12 Jun

BTW News Briefs

BISG Annual Industry Awards open; Florida school cancels summer reading assignment over content dispute; South Carolina budget proposal called academic interference; AAUP releases Books for Understanding: Brazil

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05 Jun

BTW News Briefs

UPS survey shows support for shopping local; BEA releases preliminary attendance figures; Children’s Book Council offers summer reading lists; Lambda Literary Awards winners announced; Jack Covert retires from 800-CEO-READ; Penguin Random House reveals new branding; De Gruyter to distribute Princeton University Press; Bookmasters to distribute h.f.ullmann

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01 May

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s assistance to booksellers on the rise; BEA adds keynote with author Walter Isaacson; Lambda names Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists and Emerging Writers; Deadline nears for National Book Awards submissions

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24 Apr

BTW News Briefs

HealthCare.gov urges users to reset passwords due to Heartbleed; Lambda Literary Foundation announces 2014 honorees; SIBA announces trade show locations through 2017; John Green added to BookCon lineup

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06 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers look for answers from L.A. Times Festival of Books; Small Business Majority offers free media training; Supreme Court to hear workers’ case against Amazon; Linda Matthews retires from Chicago Review Press; Sylvan Dell becomes Arbordale Publishing; PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists revealed; Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Children’s Africana Book Award winners chosen

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15 Nov

Fall 2013 Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Sara Farizan

Sara Farizan hopes readers will see her debut YA novel, If You Could Be Mine, as both a love story and a story about finding yourself and being true to who you are, even when that seems really terrifying.

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Our Boston to benefit The One Fund; Preliminary World Book Night statistics revealed; Publishing Triangle’s annual awards presented; AAUP lists “Books for Understanding: Chechnya”; MacAdam Cage founder David Poindexter dies; HarperCollins launches digital mystery line Witness; Down East Books sold to Rowman & Littlefield; Hachette makes e-book catalog available to libraries

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07 Mar

BTW News Briefs

NBCC honors winners for 2012 publishing year; Archipelago distribution moves to Random House; Ingram adds Harlequin to MyiLibrary® e-book platform; Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle name award finalists

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05 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Amazon acquires Avalon Books; Authors Guild says DOJ proposal needlessly imperils bookstores; Lammy winners announced; Oprah Book Club returns

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20 Oct

Giovanni’s Room Honored With Historical Marker

Giovanni’s Room, the oldest gay and lesbian bookstore in the country, has had its place in history officially recognized by the state of Pennsylvania.

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22 Jul

Bluestockings: Books, Events, and Activism on NYC's Lower East Side

With its nightly readings, fair trade café, comfortable couches, and 8,000 titles largely focused on women/LGBTQ/genderqueer issues, Bluestockings has established itself as an indispensable New York cultural venue.

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17 Jun

Community Support for Giovanni's Room Continues

Last summer, Giovanni’s Room asked customers for help with a large-scale renovation. Not only did the Philadelphia bookstore get overwhelming support from both customers and authors, but their support has also been ongoing.

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03 Mar

BTW News Briefs


Daniyal Mueenuddin Wins The Story Prize

The winner of the sixth annual Story Prize was announced on March 3 at an awards ceremony in Manhattan. Debut writer Daniyal Mueenuddin accepted the prize for his collection In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Norton), a book of eight connected stories set in southern Pakistan and centering around the estate of a feudal landowner.The other two finalists were Victoria Patterson (Drift, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Wells Tower (Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, FSG).

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09 Dec

Lambda Rising's Maccubbin Reflects on a Successful 35-Year Run

This week, Lambda Rising owners Deacon Maccubbin and Jim Bennett announced plans to close their remaining two stores, located in Washington, D.C., and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, by the end of the year. Maccubbin founded Lambda's first, 300-square-foot store catering to the gay and lesbian community in D.C.

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10 Oct

A Greenwich Village Landmark Turns 40

Over the course of its four decades, Oscar Wilde Bookshop has played a key, though shifting, role in the LGBT literary world. The store opened for business when there were few, if any, venues where gays and lesbians could find books reflecting their lives. It grew into a meeting place, and today is a destination bookstore with an international reputation. On November 27, Oscar Wilde celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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