Diversity & Inclusion

11 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers returns; Bookselling Without Borders scholarship winners named; Ripped Bodice publishes fourth State of Racial Diversity in Romance report; WNDB launches internship grants; Bologna Book Fair canceled, NBCC award ceremony postponed; Emma Watson picks Sex and World Peace; HBG pulls Woody Allen memoir; RHCB launches Underlined imprint; Workman launches audio imprint; Two Rivers to distribute Welbeck; Bucknell University Press teams with Rutgers; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Edinburgh University Press; LAMBDA finalists, Stella and LBF shortlists, Walter Scott longlist announced.

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04 Mar

BTW News Briefs

London Book Fair canceled; WNDB grant applications open; Ingram Spark to remove certain content; S&S potentially for sale, to distribute Indigo River; FSG launches Dare to Imagine; Stanford University Press partners with De Gruyter; Stephen Rubin joins S&S; The Booksellers film, Bookable podcast debut; Audie Award, PEN America Award, Romantic Novel Award, Story Prize, Kay Sexton Award, RBC Taylor Prize winners announced; Nebula Award finalists out; Longlists announced for International Booker Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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19 Feb

ABA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Who Gets to Write a Story

“We urge booksellers and readers to instead reframe that question as: How do you write someone else’s story? And how are we, as an industry, elevating writers of color?” writes the committee.

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12 Feb
An array of titles on display for Black History Month

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate diverse voices during Black History Month, independent bookstores across the country have created an array of book displays to share their recommendations with customers.

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04 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Applications underway for FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, Milkweed Fellowship; Mellon grants $4.5M to Academy of American Poets; PGW to distribute Restless; Phaidon acquires Monacelli; Skyhorse launches Palomino; Rutgers, Raritan partner on new imprint; Mary Higgins Clark, Alice Mayhew die; Patti Smith wins PEN America Literary Service Award; Finalists announced for Audie Awards; Shortlists announced for Romantic Novel Awards

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03 Feb

February–June Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Participating bookstores are encouraged to consider a number of adult and young adult titles for their WRBG book clubs to try in the months of February, March, April, May, and June.

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29 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Carnegie Medal winners announced; Lee and Low releases annual diversity survey; Bywater Books to launch Amble Press; Latest Panorama Picks announced; February named National Romance Reading Month; Digital Book World bans Macmillan; Kim Gray joins S&S; Matthew Patin joins Texas Book Festival; Obama’s Becoming wins Grammy; PEN America announces award winners; Costa Book of the Year named

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18 Dec
Book recommendations from the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee

ABA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Books That Matter to Them

“We hope you enjoy these recommendations and find it helpful as you make your way through the rest of the holiday season (or all year long),” writes the committee.

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10 Dec

January Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Participating bookstores are encouraged to consider Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid or Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi for their WRBG book clubs to try in January.

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19 Nov

Intentionality in Bookselling for the Holiday Season

In the second column of a new series from the ABA Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, River Dog Book Co. owner BrocheAroe Fabian looks at incorporating holidays into booksellers’ stores.

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24 Oct

Check Out Well-Read Black Girl’s Book Club Picks for November

Participating bookstores should consider The Yellow House by Sarah Broom or Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson for their WRBG book clubs to try in November.

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16 Oct

Introducing the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s New BTW Column

In this first installment, Angela Maria Spring of ABA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion shares highlights about the team’s recent efforts.

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16 Oct
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Booksellers Celebrate Indie Exclusive Cover Reveal for “Felix Ever After”

Indie booksellers simultaneously unveiled the book jacket on social media on Tuesday, October 15, and encouraged customers to pre-order the title from author Kacen Callender at their local store.

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11 Sep

Bookmarks Hosts Its Inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Bookmarks’ WRBG book club will meet again on October 21 to discuss Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, one of the titles chosen for all WRBG book clubs to read that month.

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03 Sep

Check Out the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club’s Six Picks for Fall

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim has chosen the six titles book clubs should be reading and discussing this fall.

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