Specialty Bookselling

03 Mar

Voting Underway for 2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Voting opened on March 3 for the 10th annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the national book awards program in which the winners are selected by children and teens of all ages.

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01 Mar

Marley Dias, Ilsa Govan to Speak at Children’s Institute

Marley Dias, the 12-year-old social activist who launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, and Ilsa Govan, the founder of Cultures Connecting, have been added to the Children’s Institute lineup.

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01 Mar

Children’s Institute Nearing Capacity: Register Now

Just a few spots remain for booksellers looking to attend the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute. The event, to be held April 5–7 in Portland, Oregon, is open to all ABA member booksellers. 

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01 Mar

Registration Opens for Advanced Education Session at Children’s Institute

Booksellers can sign up now and submit topics they wish to discuss at the April 7 Children’s Institute Advanced Education Session, “Idea Exchange for Owners and Managers.”

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01 Mar

Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced

Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 32 publisher sponsors, and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, 47 booksellers will be attending Children’s Institute on scholarship.

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28 Feb

Source Booksellers Offers Curated Inventory, Events for Detroit Readers

Janet Webster Jones has grown Source Booksellers from a simple vendor table at area markets in 1989 into a beloved Detroit neighborhood institution with a strong focus on nonfiction books. 

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22 Feb

Wi12 Education: Successfully Merchandising and Selling Graphic Novels

At Wi12, bookseller panelists shared best practices for categorizing and shelving middle grade and young adult graphic novels, as well as how to sell the genre to parents, teachers, and young readers.

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22 Feb

Sign Up Now to Host Children’s Book Week Events

Booksellers have until March 1 to register to serve as an official event location for the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which will take place May 1–7.

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21 Feb

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 19, 2017.

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21 Feb

Backlist Book Swap Reception to Kick Off Children’s Institute

All registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute should plan to bring a favorite children’s book to share with colleagues at the April 5 Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap at Powell’s Books.

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21 Feb

Children’s Institute Hotel Waitlist Opens

Children’s Institute registrants in need of a hotel room can add their names to a waitlist or make reservations with a nearby hotel.

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15 Feb

Philip and Erin Stead Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

Author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead will discuss their newest project, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, a children’s story by Mark Twain, during a featured talk at Children’s Institute.

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10 Feb

The Spring 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

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

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08 Feb

Children’s Institute Hotel Sold Out; Overflow Hotel Block Now Open

Registration is underway for Children’s Institute; booksellers planning to attend should book their hotel reservations now at the overflow hotel, the Oxford Suites Portland.

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07 Feb

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 5, 2017.

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