08 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 4, 2021.

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03 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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07 Jun

Won’t You Join Your Neighbors for Movie Night at Children’s Institute?

Attendees at the seventh Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh will be treated to a private screening of the recent Fred Rogers documentary.

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14 May

Attention: Booksellers Looking to Cancel Hotel Reservations for Children’s Institute

Booksellers who need to cancel their hotel reservations for Children’s Institute are asked to contact ABA’s Jill Perlstein instead of calling the hotel.

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21 Feb

Recipients Announced for 2019 Bookselling Without Borders Fellowships

More than 200 booksellers applied for the 2019 scholarships over just two weeks, representing 145 bookstores in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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02 Jan
Rosenwald Building in Albuquerque

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Albuquerque at Winter Institute

Bookseller tours of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be coordinated by author Roger Zimmerman, whose A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque is upcoming from Arcadia Publishing.

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30 Oct
Lyn Roberts and Dylan Brown at Frankfurt bookstore

Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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24 Oct

Seminary Co-op’s Jeff Deutsch Reports Back From the Frankfurt Book Fair

Deutsch was one of several ABA member booksellers who attended the fair, including three who received the 2018 Bookselling Without Borders scholarship from Europa Editions.

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24 Sep

Kickstarter Campaign Begins for Bookselling Without Borders 2019

Bookselling Without Borders, a scholarship program for booksellers that aims to make the American book market more welcoming to international voices, just kicked off its 2019 crowdfunding campaign.

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10 Sep

Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship to Send Four to Frankfurt Book Fair

The scholarship aims to expose U.S. booksellers to the global book industry to equip them “to become advocates for international and diverse literature in their own stores,” said Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds.

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15 Feb

International Book Fair Scholarship Application Now Open

Europa Editions is partnering with Other Press to award scholarships to three American booksellers to attend the 2017 Turin Book Fair.

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22 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Binc Foundation names new development director; Amazon to open third brick-and-mortar bookstore; Patricia Hespanha appointed executive director of HarperCollins Brasil; Scholastic to publish new edition of Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts; Fodor’s Travel sold to Internet Brands 

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30 Mar

Readers’ Retreats, Bookmobile, and an Expansion Mean Busy Times at Parnassus Books

In April, Nashville’s Parnassus Books will host its fourth readers’ retreat at the Rivendell Writers Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee. This spring also brings with it the introduction of a new bookmobile and the beginning of the store’s expansion project.

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02 Mar

Bank Square Books Owner Participates in U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba

Annie Philbrick, the co-owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, participated in the first-ever U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba.

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17 Feb

International Booksellers Follow Winter Institute With Work at Indie Bookstores

After attending Winter Institute 11, New Zealand booksellers Kiran Dass and Helen Wadsworth and U.K. bookseller Jane Streeter spent a few days working alongside their American colleagues at bookstores in California and Colorado, respectively.

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