Literacy/Reading

02 Mar

97th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled, Display Contest Details Announced

Booksellers are invited to participate in a display contest in celebration of the 97th annual Children’s Book Week (May 2 to 8). Bonus points will be awarded to stores incorporating the 2016 Children’s Book Week poster.

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03 Feb

Booksellers Share Tips on How to Start Working With Title I Schools

At Winter Institute 11, a panel of booksellers discussed strategies for connecting with Title I coordinators in their local schools and making use of federal funding to provide a robust education for underserved students.

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25 Jan

BTW News Briefs

International Literacy Association releases flier of 2016 Notable Books for a Global Society; 50,000 books go to children in need through PRH #GiveaBook campaign; PEN America to honor J.K. Rowling, Michael Pietsch

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13 Jan

BTW News Briefs

American Small Business Championship contest opens; Berkley becomes part of Putnam/Dutton; ALA joins Penguin Random House in support of National Readathon Day; We Need Diverse Books announces inaugural mentees; William Johnson named Lambda Literary program director; Winners of 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards revealed; The Story Prize finalists announced 

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05 Jan

Downloadable Materials Promote Titles of Gene Luen Yang, New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

To celebrate the appointment of Gene Luen Yang as the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, First Second Books has made downloadable shelf-talkers, sell sheets, and signs for his titles available through Edelweiss.

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14 Dec

James Patterson Awards Holiday Bonuses to 87 Independent Booksellers

On Tuesday, December 15, bestselling author and literacy advocate James Patterson announced the names of 87 independent booksellers chosen by him to receive holiday bonuses totaling $250,000.

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07 Dec

Small Press Profile: Coffee House Press, Indie Publisher and Nonprofit Arts Incubator

Coffee House Press, an independent publishing house and nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focuses on supporting innovation, celebrating the book and book arts, and representing the true diversity of American voices.

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03 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Tamblyn to become CEO of Kobo; Outstanding science trade books for students K–12 announced; Author/founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day organizes bookstore field trip; Vicki Lansky to retire from Book Peddlers

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19 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Don Weisberg named president of Macmillan, Jen Loja promoted to president of Penguin Young Readers; Penguin Random House launches 2015 #GiveaBook campaign; Chronicle Books launches #GiveBooks campaign; PBS to provide online coverage of Miami Book Fair; The Rise of the Robots named 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

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12 Nov

BTW News Briefs

BookCon announces celebrity-studded guest list; HarperOne to publish new digital-first fiction line; 2015 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced; District of Columbia Library Association wins 2015 WNBA Eastman Grant

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29 Oct

Around Indies

Liberty Bay launches holiday pop-up shop; DDG Booksellers honored for literacy efforts; Mulberry Bush celebrates 40th anniversary; The Bookshelf marks 40 years

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10 Sep

Politics & Prose Sees Sales Increase in Second Year at National Book Festival

Higher audience turnout at last Saturday’s Library of Congress National Book Festival translated into a big jump in sales for Politics & Prose, the event’s official bookseller for the second consecutive year.

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23 Jul

Mississippi Indies Have High Hopes for First Annual Book Festival

 A crowd of thousands is expected at the first annual Mississippi Book Festival, which is scheduled for August 22 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Indie booksellers are looking forward to promoting new and established authors, as well as the state’s great literary tradition.

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18 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Lambda Literary Foundation welcomes new board leadership; “The Other NBA” basketball game to benefit BookUp; First-ever Mississippi Book Festival to take place August 22

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04 Jun

Tactics for Reaching Reluctant Readers

Booksellers, educators, and literacy advocates at April’s ABC Children’s Institute offered insights on what works best for inspiring children to want to read.

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