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15 Nov

An Interview With David Evans, ABA’s New General Counsel

David H. Evans, a partner at the law firm Kelley Drye, discusses his new role as ABA’s legal counsel, changing legal interpretations of antitrust regulations, and more.

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26 Oct

November 1: Nomination Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

Nominations of independent booksellers for James Patterson’s 2016 Holiday Bonus Program must be received by midnight EDT on Tuesday, November 1.

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19 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for 2016 Indie Awards; PEN America’s new report addresses free speech on college campuses; Above the Treeline receives investment; Literary Landmark nominations sought for Children’s Book Week; Grateful American Book Prize awarded to Chris Stevenson; Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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19 Oct

Obituary: Bob Minzesheimer, Former USA Today Book Critic

Bob Minzesheimer, the former book critic for USA Today and a friend to indie booksellers, died on October 15 of brain cancer. He was 66.

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14 Oct

November 1 Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

Nominations of independent booksellers for the holiday bonus program sponsored by bestselling author and literacy advocate James Patterson can be submitted online until  midnight EDT on November 1.

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05 Oct

Around Indies

This House of Books opens in Billings; Nine Stories opens in Pittsburgh; Three bookstores celebrate milestone anniversaries; Literati Bookstore takes over Espresso Bar; Phoenix Books brands van for offsite programming; Bookmans Entertainment Exchange to relocate; AP features baby boomers with second careers in bookselling

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05 Oct

James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program for Indie Booksellers Returns

Bestselling author and literacy advocate James Patterson will award a total of $250,000 in bonuses to booksellers at ABA member stores this holiday season.

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29 Sep

Indie Next List Authors Named to National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” List

Brit Bennett, author of the #1 October Indie Next List pick, and Yaa Gyasi, whose debut is a June Indie Next List pick and a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce title, are on the NBF’s “5 Under 35.”

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21 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Writers Digest Banned Books Week sale to benefit ABFE; Brian O’Leary named new BISG executive director; Reading Without Walls Challenge pilot program begins; Amazon Books to open Boston-area store; Ingram Content Group adds three new associates

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21 Sep

Around Indies

Books and Crannies opens in Virginia; Milkweed Books holds grand opening; Let’s Play Books! grows, goes general-interest; Spellbound debuts kids’ reading room; A Room of One’s Own explores co-op model; Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan honored; Scuppernong’s “Ask a Muslim Anything” events spark conversation

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21 Sep

Four Booksellers Recognized by PW as Rising Stars

Wintaye Gebru of Left Bank Books was one of five finalists for this year’s PW Star Watch program; three other indie booksellers were among the program’s 40 honorees.

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21 Sep

Northshire Bookstore Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

On Saturday, September 17, publishers, authors, friends, and staff gathered at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, for a dinner and cocktail celebration in honor of the shop’s 40th anniversary. 

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20 Sep

Parnassus to Auction Author-Decorated Piggy Banks to Benefit Booksellers

Parnassus Books will launch an auction in-store and online this Sunday on more than 100 author-decorated piggy banks to help offset medical expenses for a store employee with cancer and to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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16 Sep

Correction

Last week’s announcement of the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program should have included Middle Grade/YA panelist Romy Griepp of Once Upon a Time.

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14 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Binc Co-Ambassador Ann Patchett films promotional video; ABFE joins protest over bookstore boycott; AAP CEO Tom Allen to step down; Bloomsbury USA restructures; NBF Director Lisa Lucas talks to NYT Magazine; Books Are My Bag Readers Awards to launch; Amazon to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls; Sharon Olds wins 2016 Wallace Stevens Award; FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award short list announced

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