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13 Sep

West Coast Indies Warmly Welcome University of Texas Press’ Gianna LaMorte

To show appreciation for indie booksellers’ support of University of Texas Press’ titles this year, assistant director and sales manager Gianna LaMorte spent nine days on the road visiting 30 indie bookstores along the West Coast.

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07 Sep

Ingram Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila on the Integration of Perseus’ Distribution Businesses

Ingram Content Group Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila discusses what independent booksellers should expect from the recent integration of Perseus publisher services brands with Ingram Publisher Services.

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07 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

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31 Aug

Nick Setka Remembered by Book Passage Colleagues

Longtime bookseller Nick Setka died on Friday, August 26, of cancer. He was a manager at Book Passage in Corte Madera and San Francisco, California.

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24 Aug

Around Indies

Page & Palette’s Karin Wilson elected mayor; Dog Ear Books coming to Arkansas; Bridgeside Books owner to open Bridgeside Home; Half Price Books branch arrives in Decatur

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24 Aug

Phoenix Books Rutland Serves as Community Resource for Syrian Refugee Resettlement Plan

Following a controversial proposal by Rutland, Vermont’s mayor to accept up to 100 Syrian refugees, Will Notte, senior bookseller at Phoenix Books Rutland and president of the city’s Board of Aldermen, created a book display to educate residents about the country and its people.

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17 Aug

BTW News Briefs

B&N announces CEO’s departure; Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Alabama; PEN/Nabokov Award revived to honor international writers; Christian Robinson to illustrate 2017 Children’s Book Week poster; Sesame Street and Running Press team up

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17 Aug

Ann Patchett on “Commonwealth,” September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Ann Patchett talks to BTW about her seventh novel, Commonwealth, which examines how one chance encounter irrevocably changed the course of two families’ lives. 

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12 Aug

Obituary: Robert Hugo, Founder of Massachusetts’ HugoBooks

Robert “Bob” W. Hugo, the founder of HugoBooks, died on July 27, 2016, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, of complications from a recent illness. He was 72.

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10 Aug

Binc Names Ann Patchett and James Patterson as Ambassadors

Authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson have been named the inaugural ambassadors for the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation.
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10 Aug

“Hut’s Place” Newsletter Provides Opportunity for Bookstore-Customer Outreach

Former NCIBA executive director Hut Landon is looking to expand readership for “Hut’s Place,” his weekly e-newsletter focusing on book recommendations.

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03 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Oprah’s Book Club selects Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad; Hefner First Amendment Awards seeking nominations; NAIBA names Ian Doherty sales rep of year; Library of Congress National Book Festival to feature 120 authors, illustrators; S&S to distribute Ryland, Peters & Small; Tracy Nelson promoted to S&S director of retail field sales

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27 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Hastings Entertainment to close all stores; Ingram launches Ingram Academic Services; IPG to distribute five new publishers; Hachette Book Group reorganizes sales staff; 800-CEO-READ appoints new CEO; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards winners announced

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27 Jul

Around Indies

Minnesota’s Village Bookstore purchased by mall; Page & Palette’s Karin Wilson running for mayor; L.A.’s The Last Bookstore subject of new documentary

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20 Jul

Around Indies

Zenith Bookstore to open in Minnesota; Mesilla Book Center marks half a century; Hans Weyandt to manage Milkweed bookstore; Bookstores to celebrate National Coloring Book Day

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