Specialty Bookselling

02 Aug

Sankofa Video Books & Café Showcases African Culture & History

Washington, D.C.’s Sankofa Video Books & Café, founded by filmmaking couple Haile and Shirikiana Gerima and named after one of their films, specializes in videos and books about people of African descent.

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01 Aug

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 30, 2017.

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19 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes; Indigo Books & Music may expand to U.S.; Status of Affordable Care Act repeal vote uncertain; Celadon Books to launch; Staff changes at S&S Books for Young Readers, Harvard University Press, The Feminist Press; Hugh M. Hefner Foundation award winners, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist, International Thriller Writers’ award winners announced; Little Free Library wins WNBA’s Second Century Prize

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11 Jul

Sententia Vera Cultural Hub Opens in Texas

Cultural consultant and Spanish linguist Teresa Carbajal Ravet recently opened the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, an independent bookstore, coffee bar, and co-working space, in Dripping Springs, Texas.

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04 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 25, 2017.

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22 Jun

Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog is Friday, June 30.

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20 Jun

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 17, 2017.

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16 Jun

June 30 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until June 30 to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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14 Jun

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo event director pens letter to booksellers; CBC introduces Reading Beyond; Ingram announces promotions, new staff; Signature launches “Immigrants Write” series; Tracy K. Smith named U.S. Poet Laureate; Griffin Poetry Prize, Baileys Women’s Prize, Lambda Literary Award winners announced

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07 Jun

ABC Group Unveils 2017 Best Books for Young Readers Cover Art

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

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06 Jun

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 4, 2017.

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06 Jun

Bookstores Win Raffle for Elephant & Piggie Spinner, Signed Books

Scattered Books and Hearthside Books are the winners of two special prizes raffled off at BookExpo by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

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24 May

Ci5 Education: Growing Sales With Your Favorite Backlist Titles — What Works, What Doesn’t

At Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers shared their perspectives on how best to curate backlist inventory to grow sales and convey their bookstore’s distinct personality.

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23 May

Birthday Buckets Drive Business to MudPuddles

The Birthday Buckets program at MudPuddles Toys & Books offers young customers the opportunity to fill a bin with the toys and books they want for their birthday and bring it to the attention of friends and family.

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17 May

BTW News Briefs

Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

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