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25 Jan
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Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

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09 Jan

Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

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08 Dec

GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

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21 Nov

Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

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13 Nov

MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

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08 Nov

Obituary: Sally Dedecker

Sally Dedecker, a longtime figure in the book industry, died on Monday, November 6. She was 62.

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23 Oct

NEIBA Executive Director Steve Fischer to Retire

Steve Fischer, who has served as the executive director for the New England Independent Booksellers Association since 2006, has announced plans to retire.

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30 Aug

Introducing Daniel O’Brien, ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager

Daniel O’Brien has joined the American Booksellers Association staff as the organization’s second Member Relationship Manager, serving the SIBA, SCIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, and MPIBA regions.

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29 Aug

The Politics of Curation: An Op-Ed by Rebecca Fitting

“I am in awe of our customers and their desire to understand, and I feel a responsibility toward them to make sure we’re putting the right books forward for them to find,” says Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Rebecca Fitting.

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23 Aug

Macmillan and Binc Award Regional Trade Show Scholarships to Nine Booksellers

The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship, which sponsors attendance to a regional association trade show, has been awarded to nine booksellers.

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16 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Acquisition talks with Quarto Group end; Louise Burke to retire from S&S; Ryan Doherty named editor of Celadon Books; PEN Center USA Literary Award finalists announced; Winners announced for NEIBA Rusty Drugan Scholarship, NAIBA Handseller of the Year, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Hugo Awards

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09 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Como sales rep Maureen Karb wins NEIBA award; PW Star Watch honorees announced; Quarto Group receives purchase offer; NYU contracts with Follett to operate bookstore

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02 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Becky Anderson runs for Congress; Macmillan to move; Ingram announces promotions; Quarto Iberoamericana enters agreements; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, BISG Distinguished Service Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, RITA Awards, Restless Books Prize winners announced

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01 Aug

Obituary: Lorraine Zimmerman

Lorraine Zimmerman, who formerly owned Fahrenheit 451 Books in Laguna Beach and Collected Thoughts Bookshop in Berkeley, died on July 12.

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20 Jul

Face Out: ABA Board Member Bradley Graham on His Life Among Books

Politics and Prose co-owner Bradley Graham, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

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