Specialty Bookselling

20 Dec

Wi13 Panel to Discuss Strategies for Reaching Romance Readers

The “Courting the Romance Reader” education session at Winter Institute will give booksellers tips for marketing the genre and engaging with its devoted readership.

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05 Dec

The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 3, 2017.

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04 Dec

December 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations participating in the Libro.fm audiobook program during the month of November.

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15 Nov

Booksellers Join in Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrations

Several ABA member bookstores that also sell toys were among the retailers taking part in ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 11, when toy retailers officially kicked off the holiday season.

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08 Nov

Indie Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Annual University Press Week

This week, indie booksellers are celebrating the Association of American University Presses’ sixth annual University Press Week; this year’s theme is “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters.”

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07 Nov
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Card Carrying Books & Gifts Opens With Upbeat Feminist Message

A new bookstore in Corning, New York, has become a clubhouse for area teens by offering a mix of books and gifts with a feminist twist. 

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01 Nov

Libro.fm Update: Audiobook Gifting, Indies First Special, November Audiobook Bestsellers

Customers can take advantage of a special discount on audiobooks in celebration of Indies First, and just in time for the holidays, Libro.fm has launched digital audiobook gifting.

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31 Oct

The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 29, 2017.

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18 Oct

Around Indies

Bookburgh opens in northern New York; Powell’s is setting for artist’s photos, book; Fabled Bookshop coming to Waco; Dog Ears Bookstore starts afterschool program; Branches Books & Gifts participates in fall festival; Cellar Door Books marks five years; Buffalo Street Books raises funds

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17 Oct

The Indie Mystery and Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 15, 2017.

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05 Oct

The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 33 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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21 Aug

Ordering Underway for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

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11 Aug

Submissions Sought for New Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

Bookseller recommendations are needed for the new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories.

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09 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Como sales rep Maureen Karb wins NEIBA award; PW Star Watch honorees announced; Quarto Group receives purchase offer; NYU contracts with Follett to operate bookstore

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08 Aug

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 8 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

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