News - Regional

06 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Harlequin’s MIRA to launch literary fiction imprint; Amazon rumored to plan bricks-and-mortar bookstore for NYC; 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize winners announced

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25 May

ABA to Offer Fall Workshops on Principles of Finance

ABA will present “Principles of Finance,” a six-hour workshop for booksellers involved in bookstore budgeting and financial forecasting, on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, California.

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25 May

Wild Rumpus Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest goes to Wild Rumpus bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for its creative garden-themed window design inspired by the exciting new children’s books springing up each season.

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24 May

Grand Opening of Third Place Books Seward Park Exceeds Expectations

Thousands of people showed up for the grand opening of Third Place Books in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood last Saturday.

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26 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers Continue to Foster Conversation on H.B. 2

Authors and customers are showing their support for indie bookstores in North Carolina as booksellers around the state open their doors to create venues for discussion and education about House Bill 2.

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20 Apr

Author Sara Gruen and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café Team Up to “Kill the Bill”

North Carolina author and indie bookstore champion Sara Gruen is responding to the state’s controversial House Bill 2 by coordinating the “Kill the Bill” author reading and fundraiser, to be held May 18.

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19 Apr

Houston Area Bookstores Grapple With Record-Breaking Floodwaters

Several ABA member bookstores in the Houston, Texas, area experienced fallout from heavy rains and massive flooding that hit the region on Monday, April 18.

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08 Apr

Final Spring Forum on April 19 in NYC

ABA is inviting indie booksellers to its last Booksellers Forum of the season. The program, featuring the education session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do” and an open discussion of industry issues, will take place on Tuesday, April 19, in New York City.

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04 Apr

Booksellers Forums: April 8, Boulder; April 10, San Francisco

ABA invites booksellers to Spring Forums on Friday, April 8, in Boulder, Colorado, and on Sunday, April 10, in San Francisco. Both programs will feature a discussion about industry issues and the education session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do.”

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30 Mar

BTW News Briefs

March 31 deadline for Ingram’s Booklove2 incentive program; Cover of illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets released; 2016 BEA Global Market Forum to highlight Poland; 2016 Whiting Award winners announced; NCIBA office moving to Sonoma; James Patterson to donate $1.75 million to school libraries for second year

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22 Mar

Spring Forums to Wrap Up in April in Boulder, San Francisco, New York

ABA is inviting members and non-members alike to its last three Booksellers Forums of the season: on Friday, April 8, in Boulder, Colorado; on Sunday, April 10, in San Francisco, California; and on Tuesday, April 19, in New York City.

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04 Mar

Booksellers Forums Next Week in Naperville, Minneapolis & Boston

ABA members and non-members alike are invited to take part in Booksellers Forums to be held next week in Naperville, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Boston, Massachusetts.

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02 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Simon & Schuster creates Muslim-themed children’s book imprint; We Need Diverse Books opens internship grant applications process, expands partnership with Scholastic Reading Club; Ingram Publisher Services adds Aperture; SIBA presents the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize longlist

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02 Mar

Booksellers Forums Set for Mid-March in Minneapolis, Naperville, and Boston

ABA is inviting independent booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — to Spring Forums to be held in mid-March in the Great Lakes, Midwest, and New England regions.

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16 Feb

Brian Juenemann Named PNBA Executive Director

On March 1, Brian Juenemann will succeed Thom Chambliss as executive director of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

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