News - Regional

16 Apr

Events Retreat Puts Booksellers, Authors, Publicists to Work

More than 50 bookstore owners and event managers gathered this week for the NAIBA/NEIBA “All About Events” retreat to discuss why booksellers should host events, how to work with publicists and authors, and the importance of publicity kits and author request grids, among other topics.

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15 Apr

Indie Booksellers on Display at LA Times Festival of Books

This weekend, 11 independent booksellers will be exhibiting at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, to be held at the University of Southern California just prior to the ABC Children’s Institute.

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13 Apr

Spring Forums to Wrap Up in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts

ABA’s schedule of 10 spring Booksellers Forums will come to an end on April 28 and 29 with events 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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09 Apr

Seattle Bookstores Band Together for Independent Bookstore Day

Seventeen Seattle booksellers will be collaborating to crown some of their most dedicated customers as Indie Bookstore Champs.

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26 Mar

ABA Forums Head to West Coast in April

ABA is inviting booksellers to three Booksellers Forums to be held on the West Coast from April 7 to 12: in Lake Forest Park, Washington, on April 7; in North Hollywood, California, on April 9; and in San Francisco, California, on April 12.

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18 Mar

NAIBA and NEIBA to Host “All About Events” Retreat

Two regional associations are banding together to present the “All About Events” retreat next month for bookstore owners and managers looking to fine-tune their event-planning skills with the help of fellow booksellers.

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17 Mar

Booksellers Forums Next Week in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin

Booksellers are invited to ABA Booksellers Forums next week in Fort Collins, Colorado; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Spring Green, Wisconsin. Each will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues and the new ABA education session “Exploring New Markets.”

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12 Mar

Around Indies

New Jersey to welcome Little City Books; Bank Street Book Store celebrates reopening in new location; SubText Books goes aboveground; New owners for North Carolina’s Main Street Books; Bank of Books raises funds for Literary Hall of Fame; A poetic proposal at Flyleaf

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04 Mar

Final Week of March to Feature Booksellers Forums in Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin

The ABA Booksellers Forum schedule includes programs on March 24, 25, and 26 in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin, respectively. Each is free and open to all booksellers, including non-ABA members.

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26 Feb

Around Indies

Booksellers to discuss future of Bay Area bookstores on City Visions; Battle Creek Books eyes March opening; Greenlight Bookstore launches second season of Book/Plate series; Green Arcade bookstore featured for unique focus

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26 Feb

ABA Spring Booksellers Forums Kick Off in Omaha and Atlanta

Booksellers are invited to join American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher and Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger at an ABA Spring Forum in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, March 11, or Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, March 12.
 

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27 Jan

An ABA Spring Booksellers Forum Is Coming to Your Region

This spring, ABA will once again be traveling around the country to meet with members and non-members alike at 10 Booksellers Forums, held in conjunction with the regional booksellers associations.

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22 Jan

Around Indies

Phoenix Books to open third location; BookPeople of Moscow to take readers to Italy; Idaho booksellers offer favorite picks on local TV; Old Firehouse Books wins signing with Neil Gaiman; La Casa Azul Bookstore awarded $150,000 Mission Main Street Grant; Ken White to leave Books Inc.

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08 Jan

Around Indies

Nonprofit organization makes offer for Explore Booksellers; The Fountainhead Bookstore to expand; Chittenden bids farewell to Eight Cousins; Pomegranate Books to add café; Dudley’s Bookshop Café grows with the addition of a new business partner

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20 Nov

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Bill Punishing Bookstores

Following protests by ABA and NAIBA, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have punished bookstores that mistakenly disclose customer information to the police and other third parties.

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