The Orphan Master’s Son Wins Pulitzer for Fiction

The 2013 Pultizer Prize for Fiction was awarded on Monday to The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Random House). Johnson is an avid supporter of independent bookstores, and is part of the Why Indies Matter video campaign.

Announcing the 2013 Indies Choice and E.B. White Award Winners

Today, the American Booksellers Association announces the winners of the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as voted by independent booksellers nationwide.

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April 15 Deadline for Indies Choice, E.B. White Award Ballots

Monday, April 15, is the last chance for the owners and staff at ABA member stores to cast their ballots for the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. Every bookseller at an ABA member store is encouraged to vote.

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Indies Choice: Vote and Celebrate!

Voting to choose this year’s winners of the Indies Choice  and E.B. White awards is open to the owners and staff at all ABA member bookstores until April 15. The deadline to reserve a spot at the ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling and Authors Awards Lunch is May 10.

Square Books and Sales Rep Bruce Joshua Miller Honored by PW

Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, has been selected by Publishers Weekly as the PW Bookstore of the Year. This is the 20th anniversary of the award.

Reservations Open for 2013 Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon

ABA’s 2013 Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BEA. Reservations are free and limited to two booksellers from each ABA member company.

Voting Opens for 2013 Indies Choice and E. B. White Read-Aloud Awards

The owners and staff at all ABA member bookstores can now cast their ballots for the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. Voting is open until April 15 via an electronic ballot on

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