Literacy/Reading

19 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Best Children’s Books of the Year published; PRH launches #ProjectReadathon; Johns Hopkins University Press to support AAUP residencies; Books for a Better Life, Jackson Poetry Prize winners, Southern Book Prize finalists announced

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18 Apr

Reading Without Walls Bingo: Materials Now Available for Download

Booksellers can bring Reading Without Walls bingo to their stores with a variety of downloadable promotional materials specially designed for the ABC Children’s Group summer reading program.

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05 Apr

ABC Summer Reading Program to Feature Reading Without Walls Bingo

Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program started by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, will be the centerpiece of this year’s ABC Group summer reading initiative.

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05 Apr

Bookstores Join National Poetry Month Celebrations

Independent bookstores across the country are hosting a variety of fun and imaginative events to celebrate National Poetry Month.

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04 Apr

Macmillan Children’s Debuts Digital Toolkit for Reading Without Walls

Macmillan Children’s has assembled a digital toolkit that bookstores, schools, and libraries can use to publicize their events and promotions for this month’s Reading Without Walls challenge. 

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22 Mar

Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced

Five titles have been chosen as the finalists for the first annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, which honors a superb read-aloud picture book that also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.

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22 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Follett names COO; Children’s Book Week expands staff; PEN World Voices Festival to focus on gender and power; PEN America Literary Award winners and Nebula, Norton, and Bradbury nominees announced

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08 Feb

BTW News Briefs

IPG signs new distribution agreement with Albert Whitman; Writers issue statement protesting NYT Bestseller List cuts; One Book/One NY campaign asks readers to vote on five award-winning titles; SIBA introduces the Conroy Legacy Award; Recipients of 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants announced

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23 Jan

January/February Martha Stewart Living Promotes Indie Bookstores and Reading

The current issue of Martha Stewart Living includes a six-page feature on reading and independent bookstores, titled “Hit the Books! Our Reading List for 2017.”

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18 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Pearson to sell stake in Penguin Random House; Maria Pallante named AAP president and CEO; Eric Nelson heads to Broadside Books; CBC releases Best STEM Books List; Publishers Lunch spring/summer Buzz Books available; Application opens for NBF Innovations in Reading Prize; USPS announces rate changes; NBCC award finalists, PEN literary awards shortlists announced

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11 Jan

BTW News Briefs

CBC announces ABA institutes scholarship winners; NAIBA renames Sales Rep of the Year Award in honor of Kristin Keith; NBF launches mission to eradicate “book deserts”; WWA seeks entries for Independent Booksellers Western Book Display Contest; PNBA book award winners and Story Prize finalists announced.

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14 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Nominations sought for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Screen-Free Week to partner with Children’s Book Week; LendingTree launches Small Business Grant Competition; New York Public Library and Macmillan partner for new publishing program; Publishers Lunch introduces Monthly Buzz Books; Binc receives $10,000+ holiday donation from Ingram; Chronicle Books announces leadership changes; Andy LeCount to join HarperCollins; 2017 PEN longlists announced

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14 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Benefit Three Minneapolis-Based Organizations

Booksellers attending Winter Institute this January are invited to donate books to any of three Minneapolis-based charities.

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07 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Authors United merges with Authors Guild; First Book and Penguin Random House to give 550,000 books to kids this holiday season; Ingram Content Group announces new associates; Elizabeth Scarpelli named director of University of Cincinnati Press; PEN America Literary Awards releasing longlists this week; National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Five audiobooks garner Grammy nominations; Submissions for Grateful American Book Prize open January 1

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22 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award; Barnes & Noble appoints Demos Parneros as COO; James Patterson names school library grant winners; Claudia Rankine named 2016 Zell Fellow

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