Diversity & Inclusion

06 Jul

Bookstores to Host Banned Books Week Events on Same Night

Bookstores in seven cities will hold events on the same night during this year’s celebration of Banned Books Week (September 25–October 1) to highlight challenges to books written by authors of diverse backgrounds.

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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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13 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers on H.B. 2: “All Are Welcome Here”

Independent booksellers throughout North Carolina are speaking out against the discriminatory nature of House Bill 2 and addressing its impact on their businesses.

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23 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BEA to debut new networking tools for attendees; NBCC award winners announced; Inaugural Walter Awards for diverse YA presented; James Patterson to launch BookShots

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22 Mar

An Invitation to Share Your Thoughts on Diversity

ABA is encouraging booksellers and others in the book industry to share their thoughts on what can be done to increase diversity in both the books available for sale at ABA member stores and within the community of booksellers itself.

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16 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Antitrust lawsuit filed over EMV chip card transition; BookCon 2016 unveils slate of YA authors; Consortium signs distribution deals with six publishers; Phaidon Press and The Met Store to launch pop-up bookstore; Edwidge Danticat to deliver keynote at children’s book writers’ conference

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15 Mar

Discounted Admission Available for 2016 PEN World Voices Festival

More than 150 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York City for the 12th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Booksellers are invited to use a special discount code for online ticket orders and to share the code with their customers.

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09 Mar

BTW News Briefs

We Need Diverse Books partners with Penguin Young Readers for writing contest; Author Pat Conroy dies at 70; Poll examines barriers millennials face in starting a business; 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Adam Johnson wins 2016 Story Prize; 2016 NAIBA Legacy Award winner announced; Amazon Books to open in San Diego mall this summer

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09 Mar

Beyond Our Differences: A Personal Perspective on Diversity

Erica Luttrell, the general manager at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles, shares her thoughts on diversity and expresses the hope that we will come to a point where “diversity as a word might just lose all meaning, as it simply will be.”

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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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01 Mar

A Personal Perspective on Diversity

Jenny Cayabyab Cohen, a third generation Filipino-American and the co-owner of Waucoma Bookstore, shares her thoughts on diversity in the book industry and celebrating our differences.

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