News - Regional

22 Jul

Registration Open for ABA Human Resources Workshops

ABA has opened registration for the Human Resources Workshop, a new in-depth education event, to be offered twice this fall to owners and managers of ABA member stores.

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15 Jul

ABA to Offer Human Resources Workshops in October

ABA will present the Human Resources Workshop, a new, in-depth education event covering essential aspects of HR for small businesses, in Portland, Oregon, and Providence, Rhode Island, this fall.

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01 Jul

NAIBA’s Bookstore Visit Challenge Encourages New Connections

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association is challenging booksellers to visit other bookstores around the country to share experiences and make connections with their peers.

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01 Jul

On-Air Send-Off Celebrates Suzy Staubach

In honor of Suzy Staubach’s retirement from UConn Co-op, The Wayne Norman Show invited authors Wally Lamb, Lynn Bloom, Sam Pickering, and Bruce Cohen to share their favorite memories of Staubach and the bookstore.

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30 Jun

A Q&A With Rinker Buck, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

In 2011, Rinker Buck set out in a covered wagon to navigate the historic Oregon Trail, a trip he chronicles in The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey. Here, Buck discusses some of the surprises he encountered on his adventure and the passion that prompted his journey.

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18 Jun

Around Indies

Village Books marks 35 years; Book Soup turns 40; Aaron’s Books celebrates first decade; Anderson’s launches fundraiser for new store; Afterwords holds grand reopening; New Jersey bookstore owners publish local history book 

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09 Jun

NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon to Retire

Hut Landon, the longtime executive director for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, is retiring after 16 years as the regional association’s executive director. The NCIBA board has appointed a search committee to find Landon’s successor.

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29 May

Around Indies

Books Inc. to open new location; BookPeople promotes Texas Teen Book Festival Writing Contest; Eight stores take part in simultaneous book launch

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21 May

San Francisco Booksellers Welcome Mayor’s B2B Shop Local Campaign

Longtime Bay Area small business advocates Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books, and Hut Landon, NCIBA executive director, this week welcomed the launch of SF Biz Connect, a citywide business-to-business shop local campaign.

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21 May

Elm Street Books Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest goes to Elm Street Books in New Canaan, Connecticut, for its creative window display inspired by the official Children’s Book Week poster.

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13 May

New Orleans’ Belated Independent Bookstore Day Deemed a Success

Sales were strong at three New Orleans indies that banded together to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day a week later than the rest of the country, due to a conflict with Jazz Fest.

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30 Apr

Bookstores Nationwide Ready for Saturday’s Celebration of Independent Bookstore Day

For the first annual nationwide celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, this Saturday, May 2, indie bookstores in cities and towns across the country will feature book-related activities, special promotions, prizes, and signed prints and literary merchandise from well-known authors created exclusively for the day.

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23 Apr

Around Indies

New indie opens in eastern Illinois; Elliott Bay Café to become Little Oddfellows; river’s end welcomes cash mob; Common Good Books celebrates Poetry Month with contest winners; Thriving indies among reasons to love Missoula

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22 Apr

Final Spring Forums This Week in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts

The last of ABA’s 10 spring Booksellers Forums of 2015 will be held on April 28 and 29 in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, respectively. The programs are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.

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21 Apr

Indies’ Efforts Restore Mississippi Newspaper’s Book Coverage

Last year, Mississippi’s independent booksellers and the University Press of Mississippi began working together to revitalize the Books pages in the Jackson-based Clarion-Ledger. Since then, the section’s resurgence has enlivened the state’s literary culture.

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