Industry News

25 Jan
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24 Jan
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Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

The catalog includes literary tea towels with quotes from Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott, an On the Come Up journal from Angie Thomas, lapel pins of Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, and Margaret Atwood, and more.

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23 Jan
Find Waldo Local

Register Now for 2019 Find Waldo Local Campaign

The deadline is Friday, March 1, for ABA member stores to sign up on BookWeb for the annual shop local campaign. Bookseller registration opened on Wednesday, January 23.

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16 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Opens

Booksellers have until February 1 to place their orders for limited-edition merchandise, including signed editions from Chuck Palahniuk and Andrea Beaty, an exclusive vinyl from Charles Bukowski, and more.

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16 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Axios posts video touting indie bookstore success; Chooseco sues Netflix; Europa Editions launches Europa Compass; Sourcebooks launches three new children’s imprints; Atria launches Signal Press; Chicago Review Press acquires Council Oak Books; PRH Publisher Services to distribute Crooked Lane Books; Maya Mavjee to join Macmillan; Timothy Paulson joins HarperCollins Christian; Personnel changes at HarperCollins, Random House, William Morrow; PEN America Literary Gala announces host, special award winners; National Jewish Book Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award winners announced; Story Prize finalists announced

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16 Jan

Preregistration for Find Waldo Local’s Eighth Year Begins January 23

Candlewick will once again provide 250 host bookstores with a toolkit containing everything needed to launch a Find Waldo Local event in their communities.

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16 Jan

Bookselling Without Borders Opens Applications, Adds New Destinations

The program connects U.S. booksellers to the international book community through all-expenses-paid trips to the world’s premier book fairs.

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15 Jan

99 ABA Member Stores Open in 2018; 28 Sold to New Owners

The new stores include a mystery bookstore, a diverse children’s bookstore, a community-run book cooperative, and 14 branches of existing businesses.

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15 Jan

Binc Launches Revised 2019 Higher Education Scholarship Program

Seven $3,500 scholarships will go to the dependents of booksellers, and one award of $5,000 will go to an independent bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.

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15 Jan

Ingram Entertainment Buys Baker & Taylor Entertainment Assets

“While this marks a meaningful change to Baker & Taylor’s retail entertainment customer operations, it has no impact on our bookselling operations,” B&T wrote in an e-mail to booksellers.

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14 Jan

Above the Treeline Introduces the Shelf Report to Subscribers of Edelweiss+Analytics

The new report will strengthen the company’s mission to help book professionals “work better, read more” by making inventory and sales analysis more intuitive and actionable for independent booksellers.

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09 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog to Go Live January 15

Booksellers will have until February 1 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 27.

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09 Jan
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Holiday Shoppers Bring Their Dollars and Enthusiasm to Indie Bookstores

Popular local and regional titles, several national bestsellers, and growing recognition of the shop local movement were among the reasons cited by booksellers for this year’s high holiday sales.

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09 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Former bookseller pens article on how local bookstores make towns richer; Authors Guild survey reports median income decrease; Bloomsbury partners with Rowman & Littlefield; PW parent company buys The Millions; National Book Network to distribute three new publishers; Personnel changes at Random House, Crown; Sally Rooney wins Costa Novel Award; Academy of American Poets names new chancellors

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07 Jan

WordStock, IBID Join Forces

Together, WordStock, Inc. and IBID, Inc. aim to offer the most complete set of bookstore point-of-sale products and services. 

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