Specialty Bookselling

01 Nov

Publishing Insights From the Nielsen Children’s Book Summit

Industry experts and executives discussed important issues in children’s publishing at the annual Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on October 27.

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18 Oct

Two Favorite Children’s Book Events to Return Next May

ABA and CBC have announced plans to bring back the silent auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, featuring the Children’s and Teen Book Awards.

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14 Oct

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 9, 2016.

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12 Oct

Once Upon a Time Marks 50th Anniversary

Once Upon a Time children’s bookshop is celebrating five decades of serving the community of Montrose, California.

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11 Oct

Auntie’s to Honor Anna Dewdney With Special Event

Auntie’s Books is inviting customers and bookstores around the country to take part in Llama Llama Remember Mama, a celebration of the late Anna Dewdney and her contributions to children’s literature.

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06 Oct

Extra Stock of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Available

Booksellers looking to supplement their 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog quantities can order extra stock now via a form on BookWeb.

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05 Oct

Extra Stock of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Available

The 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will be arriving in stores over the next several days; booksellers also have the option to supplement their supplies with extra stock.

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04 Oct

The October 2016 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

In celebration of Major League Baseball’s post-season, here is the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 2, 2016.

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26 Sep

ABC Best Books Catalog to Begin Arriving Next Week

The 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will soon be arriving in stores. To help booksellers with ordering, titles and bibliographic information are available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

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21 Sep

Jack and Allie’s Celebrates Islamic Culture

Barbara Kahn, owner of Jack and Allie’s children’s bookstore in Vernon, Connecticut, is making a special effort to engage the area’s Muslim population by carrying books reflecting the Muslim faith and hosting Islamic events for kids.

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20 Sep

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 11, 2016.

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20 Sep

Seattle’s Open Books: A Poem Emporium Opens Under New Ownership

Billie Swift, the new owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle, Washington, officially reopened the poetry-only store with a festive party on Saturday, September 17.

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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

Last Call for ABC Best Books Catalog Orders

The order deadline for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is this Friday, September 9. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.

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07 Sep

Georgia Used/Rare Book Store Branches Out With Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

Josh Niesse and Megan Bell, the owners of Underground Books, a used, rare, and antiquarian bookstore, will open Hills & Hamlets Bookshop next month in the urbanist green living community of Serenbe, in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The new store’s inventory will be predominantly new books.

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