News - Bookselling

Find Waldo Local Signup Extended to March 29

The deadline to pre-register for Find Waldo Local 2013 has been extended to this Friday, March 29. Sign up now for the July community-wide celebration of the uniqueness, fun, and strength of local businesses, co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

Board Ballots to Arrive Via E-Mail on March 29

All ABA Regular Bookstore members should be on the lookout for an electronic ballot for the 2013 election of American Booksellers Association officers and directors to arrive via an e-mail from CEO Oren Teicher this Friday, March 29.

April 5 Deadline for Celebrate (With) Indies

Stores can choose to participate in one, some, or all four of this spring’s Celebrate (With) Indies multi-publisher promotions, but they must sign up by next Friday, April 5. Stores that are not yet taking part in the promotion can sign up at

Spring Workshop Offers Essentials for New and Prospective Owners

Whether you’re testing the waters or already a new owner, the May workshop retreat “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials” will provide critical retail fundamentals and indie bookstore best practices for establishing a competitive business.

Last Chance for Special Rate at Hotel ABA

Monday, April 1, is the deadline for ABA member booksellers to secure the special room rate for reservations at Hotel ABA — the Grand Hyatt New York — at BookExpo America 2013.

Inkwood Books Sold

Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida, has been under the ownership of Carla Jimenez and Leslie Reiner for 21 years, but the store is changing hands. Stefani Beddingfield will take the reins effective April 1.

The April “Now in Paperback” Shelf-Talkers & Fliers

The April Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

Signup Begins for Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups at BEA

Following the success of the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups held at Winter Institute 8, ABA is arranging similar meetings at 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.

World Book Night Countdown: Four Weeks Out

As the April 23rd celebration of World Book Night approaches, U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz is issuing weekly updates and reminders to volunteer givers, bookstores and libraries, and the publishing community.

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Marketplace Fairness Act

On Friday, March 22, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved, by a vote of 75-24, a budget resolution amendment in support of sales tax fairness.

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