BTW Articles

27 Mar

Inkwood Books Sold

Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida, has been under the ownership of Carla Jimenez and Leslie Reiner for 21 years, but the store is changing hands. Stefani Beddingfield will take the reins effective April 1.

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27 Mar

Reservations Open for 2013 Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon

ABA’s 2013 Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BEA. Reservations are free and limited to two booksellers from each ABA member company.

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28 Mar

Special Events on Tap for Children’s Booksellers at BEA

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA is once again partnering with the Children’s Book Council to host several events at BookExpo America that are open exclusively to ABC Group member booksellers. Designed to promote networking and education, the events all have a special focus on children’s books and bookselling.

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28 Mar

A Conversation With Macmillan CEO John Sargent to Open Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA

John Sargent, Macmillan CEO, will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session, kicking off Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA on Wednesday, May 29. He will be joined by ABA President Becky Anderson for a discussion about the challenges facing the book industry.

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19 Mar

Celebrating Kids’ Lit: Children’s Choice Voting & A Window Display Contest for Indies

A number of resources are available to help booksellers promote voting for the 2013 Children’s Choice Book Awards. New this year is a Children’s Book Week window display contest for indie bookstores, sponsored by CBC and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

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21 Mar

Indies Asked to Choose Scar Boys Cover Design

Egmont USA is handing the reins to independent booksellers to decide which of two cover designs will be featured on The Scar Boys, the upcoming young adult novel by Len Vlahos, ABA’s former COO and current head of the Book Industry Study Group.

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21 Mar

Response to Removal of Persepolis from Chicago Classrooms Grows

The National Coalition Against Censorship, on behalf of the Kids’ Right to Read Project, has come out in strong opposition to the Chicago Public School system’s decision to remove the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi from certain district classrooms.

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