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29 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Sourcebooks launches Bookstore Blackout Challenge; Ingram announces new associates, promotions; Award winners (Christopher Awards, PEN/America Literary Awards) and award finalists (NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award) revealed

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29 Mar

Around Indies

Greenlight Bookstore launches Civic Engagement Series; New owners for Breakwater Books and Title Wave Books; Reader’s World marks 50 years; Bunch of Grapes on the move 

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15 Mar

Tattered Cover’s Cathy Langer to Retire

Cathy Langer, the director of buying for Tattered Cover Book Store, will retire in March 2018 after a 40-year career at the Denver indie.

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08 Mar

Rachel Ignotofsky to Speak at Ci5 on Empowering Young Girls

Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, will deliver the closing keynote at next month’s Children’s Institute.

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07 Mar

New Zealanders Get a Glimpse of American Bookselling

Before returning home from Winter Institute 12, New Zealanders Courtney Smith and Rochelle Handley worked for a week at a California indie.

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01 Mar

Around Indies

Strand Book Store to pop up in Brooklyn; Purple Tree Coffee makes way for new bakery; Books Inc. Mountain View on the move; Oblong Books’ Suzanna Hermans recognized

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28 Feb

Source Booksellers Offers Curated Inventory, Events for Detroit Readers

Janet Webster Jones has grown Source Booksellers from a simple vendor table at area markets in 1989 into a beloved Detroit neighborhood institution with a strong focus on nonfiction books. 

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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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22 Feb

Around Indies

Books Inc. to open new branch; Books Are Magic secures location; Second Flight Books opens in Indiana; Main Street Books to celebrate 20 years; Square Books’ Richard Howorth to serve as chair of TVA board

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13 Feb

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King, Tricia Levenseller’s debut novel for young adults, is “compulsively readable and exciting,” said Indies Introduce panelist Johanna Albrecht of Flyleaf Books.

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30 Jan

Paul Currie of Foyles Discusses Innovation at Wi12 Featured Talk

In a Winter Institute featured talk, Foyles Bookshop CEO Paul Currie showed booksellers some of the recent innovations and changes at the 114-year-old U.K. book retailer.

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30 Jan

Kim Scott Doles Out Some “Radical Candor” at Winter Institute 12

At the final breakfast plenary of Winter Institute, author and former CEO coach Kim Scott discussed how the principles of radical candor can help booksellers improve relationships among their staff.

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30 Jan

Book Industry Colleagues Say Goodbye to ABA’s Mark Nichols

On the final day of Winter Institute, ABA President Betsy Burton, CEO Oren Teicher, and the entire bookselling community bid a heartfelt farewell to ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols, who is retiring following Winter Institute.

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30 Jan

Around Indies

Enchanted Passage opens in Massachusetts; Paul Ingram retires from Prairie Lights; Lucy’s Books named readers’ choice; The Red Door on the move

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30 Jan

Lesley Stahl and Ann Patchett in Conversation at Wi12

Sunday’s breakfast plenary at Winter Institute 12 featured authors Lesley Stahl, a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, and Ann Patchett, the co-owner of Parnassus Books, in a wide-ranging conversation.

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