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19 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes; Indigo Books & Music may expand to U.S.; Status of Affordable Care Act repeal vote uncertain; Celadon Books to launch; Staff changes at S&S Books for Young Readers, Harvard University Press, The Feminist Press; Hugh M. Hefner Foundation award winners, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist, International Thriller Writers’ award winners announced; Little Free Library wins WNBA’s Second Century Prize

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17 Jul

Book Industry Bids Farewell to Retiring Tattered Cover Owner Joyce Meskis

Bookselling friends and colleagues gathered at Tattered Cover Book Store on July 16 to celebrate the many achievements of longtime owner Joyce Meskis, who is retiring after 43 years at the helm.

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17 Jul

Face Out: ABA Board Member Christine Onorati on Her Life Among Books

WORD Bookstores owner Christine Onorati, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about her earliest experiences with books and reading, her goals as a new Board member, and more.

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10 Jul

Face Out: ABA Board Member Kenny Brechner on His Life Among Books

Devaney Doak and Garrett owner Kenny Brechner, 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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07 Jul

Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship Announced

The new Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists, to be managed by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, will honor the late Carla Gray of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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05 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Staff changes at Hub City Writers Project; NPD sells Pubnet, PubEasy; Ingram acquires NBNi; PRH completes acquisition of Ediciones B; Benjamin Steinberg joins Dey Street Books; Southern Book Prize winners announced; Goddard Riverside to honor B&T president and Mary Higgins Clark

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05 Jul

Introducing Akira McKinzie, ABA’s New Social Media Coordinator

Akira McKinzie has joined the American Booksellers Association as the organization’s new Social Media Coordinator.

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28 Jun

BTW News Briefs

PRH announces Oprah edition of Behold the Dreamers; Open Road to market other publishers’ backlist; PRH to close Blue Rider Press; HarperCollins general counsel to retire; RH Childrens Books partners with JetBlue for Soar with Reading; Crown launches Currency imprint; Pritzker Award winner announced

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26 Jun

Introducing ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager, Liz Roberts

Liz Roberts has joined ABA as the new Member Relationship Manager for the NEIBA, GLIBA, and MIBA regions; she and Senior Member Relationship Manager Nathan Halter will be sharing the NAIBA region.

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21 Jun

ABFE Director Chris Finan to Leave ABA

American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan is leaving the American Booksellers Association to become the National Coalition Against Censorship’s new executive director.

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13 Jun

Obituary: Janet Lund of The King’s English Bookshop

Janet Lund, a children’s bookseller at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, died on June 9, 2017, after a long illness.

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06 Jun

SIBA’s Wanda Jewell to Relocate; Linda-Marie Barrett Named Assistant ED

Wanda Jewell, executive director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, is relocating to the West Coast; Linda-Marie Barrett has left Malaprop’s to become assistant executive director.

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24 May

Around Indies

Her Bookshop on the move; Wesleyan University bookstore opens; River Lights Bookstore to mark 10 years; Bartleby’s Books debuts anti-hate banner; Carol Spurling joins local chamber of commerce board

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24 May

Mike Bamberger, Free Speech Defender

ABFE Director Chris Finan looks back at some of the many cases in which Michael Bamberger, general counsel of Media Coalition and the first recipient of the Joyce Meskis Free Speech Award, has defended the free speech rights of booksellers.

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24 May

Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction to Retire After 40 Years in Bookselling

Barbara Theroux, the founder of Fact & Fiction in Missoula, Montana, is retiring at the end of June, after 40 years in the bookselling business.

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