Specialty Bookselling

25 Jan

Digital Book World Panel Explores Question “Will Bars Save Bookstores?”

At the Digital Book World panel “Will Bars Save Bookstores?” representatives of the bookselling and publishing industries discussed strategies that are helping bookstores not only survive but also thrive.

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19 Jan

Children’s Institute Scholarship Deadline January 31

Next Tuesday, January 31, is the last day for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 to apply for a scholarship to this April’s event.

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18 Jan

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

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

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11 Jan

2017 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

Registration for the fifth ABC Children’s Institute is now open to booksellers at all ABA member stores. The event will be held April 5–7 in Portland, Oregon.

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03 Jan

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 25, 2016.

 

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03 Jan

Registration for Children’s Institute to Open January 11

Registration for the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute will open next Wednesday. The event will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon, from April 5–7.

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15 Dec

The Indie Healthy Living Bestseller List

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

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06 Dec

2017 Children’s Book Week Plans Expanded

Every Child a Reader has announced plans for an increased number of events, reformatted book awards, and other new resources for the 2017 celebration of Children’s Book Week.

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01 Dec

Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Open Until January 31

ABA is currently accepting applications for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute, to be held in April in Portland, Oregon.

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30 Nov

The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending November 27, 2016.

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18 Nov

2017 Children’s Institute Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 can apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2017 Children’s Institute.

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15 Nov

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending November 13, 2016.

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15 Nov

ABA, CBC Partner for Silent Art Auction to Benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader

The ABC Children’s Group and the Children’s Book Council are partnering on a joint program at BookExpo featuring the Silent Art Auction and the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Announcement.

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14 Nov

ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Opens

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2015 or 2016 can apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship to the 2017 Children’s Institute.

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09 Nov

ABA, Libro.fm Partner for Sale of Digital Audiobooks Through Indie Bookstores

The American Booksellers Association and Libro.fm have announced a partnership that enables the convenient purchase of digital audiobooks through independent bookstores.

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