Specialty Bookselling

17 May

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 14, 2017.

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16 May

Ci5 Education: Fostering an Inclusive Environment for Staff and Customers With Disabilities

At last month’s ABC Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers discussed how they modified their stores to become more inclusive spaces for people with disabilities.

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12 May

Title Recommendations Wanted for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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11 May

The Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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10 May

2017 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

Booksellers at independent bookstores nationwide have chosen the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards in eight categories.

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09 May

Join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA for a Chance to Win

ABA member bookstores that join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA by noon on June 2 will earn a chance to win an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack and a set of books from Disney Publishing.

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08 May

Ci5: Understanding Development and Reading Styles to Connect with Middle Grade and YA Readers

During an education session at the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, booksellers learned tips and strategies for hand-selling books to middle-grade and young-adult readers.

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05 May

The Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

The Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 34 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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03 May

The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

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

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02 May

Ci5 Education: Starting a Book Subscription Club

At the fifth ABC Children’s Institute, bookseller panelists discussed successful strategies for creating, promoting, and managing a book subscription club for young readers.

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26 Apr

Booksellers’ Title Recommendations Sought for 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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26 Apr

Ci5: Rachel Ignotofsky on Illustration as a Tool for Education

The contributions of women to the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering are often overlooked, but Rachel Ignotofsky is spreading their stories through entertaining, accessible illustrations.

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26 Apr

Ci5 Education Handouts, Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as a complete list of the 169 children’s titles shared at the Backlist Book Swap.

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21 Apr

Sign Up to Send Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter This June

All ABA member stores are invited to sign up for the quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List eNewsletter pilot program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

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19 Apr

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 16, 2017.

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