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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Roz Chast to design National Poetry Month poster; SIBA celebrates One Book, One South in November

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30 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Retailers setting earlier shipping deadlines this holiday season; Report highlights top cities supporting African American literature; Marvel Comics now available on Kobo; 2014 Kirkus Prize winners announced

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30 Oct

Last Chance to Order Independent Bookstore Day Totes

Booksellers have until the end of the day today, October 30, to place their orders for specially designed Independent Bookstore Day canvas tote bags, featuring an illustration by 2014 National Book Award nonfiction finalist Roz Chast.

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22 Oct

Orders for Independent Bookstore Day Totes Due October 30

Booksellers have just one more week to order specially designed Independent Bookstore Day tote bags, featuring a special six-panel  illustration, “Time-to-Spare Book Club,” by 2014 National Book Award nonfiction finalist Roz Chast.

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16 Oct

ABA, NAIBA Urge Veto of Bill Punishing New Jersey Indies

ABA and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association are urging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to veto a bill that discriminates against independent bookstores that mistakenly disclose customer information to the police and other third parties.
 

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30 Sep

NCIBA Show to Focus on Discovery

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association’s fall show has been rechristened the NCIBA Discovery Show to reflect a greater emphasis on discovering new books, new authors, and new knowledge.

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23 Sep

A.S. King on Community and Passing on the Gift of Hope

Award-winning author A.S. King delivered these inspiring remarks at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference on Sunday, September 21. King’s latest novel for young adults, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, will be published next month.

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18 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Binc grants encourage booksellers to attend regional shows; Find Waldo Local to be featured on MSNBC’s Your Business; SCIBA’s Goldman Scholarship winners announced; Changes made to Penguin Random House sales team

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17 Sep

A Multitude of Options for Traveling to Wi10

Asheville and the Grove Park Inn provide a unique, fun, and rewarding setting for the Winter Institute’s 10th anniversary. While getting there may be a little bit more challenging than flying into a hub city, there are a number of options that can lessen the cost and the complications.

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10 Sep

ABA to Offer “Nuts and Bolts of Finance” at MPIBA Show

Booksellers attending MPIBA’s Fall Discovery Show, from October 9 to 11 at Colorado’s Renaissance Denver Hotel, will find a full schedule of author events and educational programming, including a new session from ABA, “The Nuts and Bolts of Finance.”

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02 Sep

Booksellers Invited to ABA Programming at PNBA, NEIBA & Heartland Shows

Between September 26 and October 2, ABA will be at the trade shows of the Pacific Northwest and New England independent booksellers associations, and the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations.

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27 Aug

ABA to Offer “Nuts & Bolts of Finance” & More at NAIBA, SIBA Shows

The 2014 fall trade show season kicks off on Friday, September 19, with events in the New Atlantic and Southern regions, and ABA will be at both to present new educational programming and to meet booksellers on the trade show floor.

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27 Aug

SIBA Seeks Volunteers for Overnight Hospitality Program at Wi10

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is looking for hosts for SHOP (the Southern Hospitality Overnight Program), an effort to provide travel alternatives for booksellers from other parts of the country who are planning to attend the 2015 Winter Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.

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27 Aug

Napa Bookstores Clean Up, Assess Damage Following Earthquake

Copperfield’s Books’ Napa branch and Napa Bookmine are on the mend after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked both stores and sent hundreds of books tumbling to their floors. 

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20 Aug

Regionals to Collaborate on 2015 National Independent Bookstore Day

The nine regional bookseller associations announced late last week that they were partnering to collaboratively support a national Independent Bookstore Day on May 2, 2015. 

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