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BookBar to Serve Up a Curated Inventory Alongside an Artisan Menu

BookBar —“A book shop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers”— is set to open its doors this month in the arts district of Denver, Colorado. The store will feature a menu of local foods and an inventory of handpicked titles.

Signup for Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups Ends May 3

In response to the success of the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups at Wi8, ABA has arranged for a series of focus group meetings to be held during BookExpo America. Booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern must sign up by May 3.

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.

Countdown to World Book Night: Two Weeks to Go

New authors and events have been added to the World Book Night kickoff schedule, including poetry readings and the handout of WBN titles to audience members at Broadway shows.

CAMEX Rebate Deadline May 15

Booksellers who visited the CAMEX trade show while they were in Kansas City for Winter Institute 8 and then placed an order of any size from an exhibiting vendor between February 24 and April 1, 2013, are entitled to a $100 rebate per ABA member store.

Countdown to World Book Night: Three Weeks to Go

Details about the first of Monday, April 22’s Kick Off Celebrations are now up on World Book Night’s Facebook page, as are national and regional maps pinpointing giver locations.

Booksellers Urged to Keep Pressure On for Sales Tax Fairness

The campaign for sales tax fairness gained tremendous momentum with two major victories in the last few weeks, but now, more than ever, it’s crucial to keep the pressure on federal legislators.

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Four e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include comedy, cooking, middle grade adventures, and poetry.

Important Deadlines Approach: Action Needed

To help ensure booksellers have voted on all ballots, registered for all programs, and reserved tickets for all events they want to attend in the upcoming months, here is a list of eight important deadlines.

Around Indies

Literati Bookstore opens; Changing Hands to open second store; Signs of Life celebrates 10th anniversary; Spellbound launches crowdfunding campaign; Special Occasions reopens

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