Literacy/Reading

14 May

Booksellers Talk Strategies for Successful Children’s Story Time Events

Here are some of the best tips and tricks for planning engaging story time events that were shared by booksellers at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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30 Apr

Jewell Parker Rhodes Closes Children’s Institute With Powerful Talk on Diversity

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes delivered a stirring closing keynote speech at the ABC Children’s Institute last week, earning a standing ovation for her talk on the importance of diversity in children’s literature. “I do believe that in not seeing myself in books, I almost missed my calling as a writer,” Rhodes shared.

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21 Apr

Discounted Admission Available for 2015 PEN World Voices Festival

More than 100 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York City from May 4 to 10, at the 11th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, where the theme will be “On Africa.” Booksellers are invited to use a special discount code for online ticket orders and to share the code with their customers.

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21 Apr

Indies’ Efforts Restore Mississippi Newspaper’s Book Coverage

Last year, Mississippi’s independent booksellers and the University Press of Mississippi began working together to revitalize the Books pages in the Jackson-based Clarion-Ledger. Since then, the section’s resurgence has enlivened the state’s literary culture.

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09 Apr

Around Indies

Becky Anderson wins Naperville City Council seat; Barrington Books to open second location; Our Town Books employee to purchase shop; Let’s Play Books! hosts Little Free Library

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09 Apr

Survey Finds Millennials Prefer Print Books, Physical Bookstores

Recent research has found that people born between 1982 and 2004 — the generation known as Millennials — are more interested in print rather than digital reading. 

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25 Mar

Bookstores Strategize for Screen-Free Week 2015

There are a variety of ways for booksellers to get involved in this year’s annual celebration of Screen-Free Week, which takes place from May 4 – 10 and coincides with Children’s Book Week.

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17 Mar

Children’s Book Week Display Contest, Toolkit Details Announced

In celebration of the 96th annual Children’s Book Week, running this year from May 4 to 10, booksellers are once again invited to participate in the Children’s Book Week Display Contest.

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26 Feb

96th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled

The official 2015 Children’s Book Week poster, commemorating the 96th year of the reading and literacy celebration, was designed by Grace Lee, a storybook artist for Disney Publishing Worldwide.

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18 Feb

Special Promo for PEN World Voices Festival Available to Booksellers, Customers

From May 4 – 10, 2015, more than 100 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York for the 11th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. This year’s program, co-curated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will provide a rare chance to hear voices and perspectives from contemporary Africa and its diaspora.

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29 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Choice Book Awards adds three new categories; S&S to debut Scout Press this fall; Ten publishers sign with IPG and its subsidiaries

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23 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Penguin Random House extends #GiveaBook campaign; Author Jeffrey Stayton gives $1,500 to independent bookstores; Wiley Chairman Peter Booth Wiley to retire

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18 Dec

James Patterson Fulfills $1M Pledge

Author James Patterson has announced the final 81 bookstores that will be receiving a total of $473,000 in grants as part of his $1 million Saving Bookstores, Saving Lives campaign.

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11 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Brookline Booksmith customer wins A.J. Fikry sweepstakes; NPR’s Morning Edition announces first book club pick; BookCon grows partnership with We Need Diverse Books; Kobo launches “buy more, save more” program; Consumers look to shop local this holiday season; Scholastic report details kids’ reading habits; Chronicle Books to distribute Quadrille Publishing

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25 Nov

BTW News Briefs

James Patterson calls on President Obama to support reading; HarperCollins to offer samples of bestsellers to JetBlue customers; Ursula K. Le Guin delivers show-stopping speech at National Book Awards

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