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  • What the River Says, That is What I Say: Stafford Turns 100

    Poet William Stafford was fêted February 7 in a grand celebration through Portland, Oregon’s Literary Arts organization on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

  • PW Panel: Are Publishing Seasons Relevant?

    Join PW for a breakfast panel set for February 26 at Random House’s New York office.

  • Annual AAP Meeting Date Set

    It will be held on March 19 in New York City.

  • Librarians and Friends Gather In Philly

    Despite temperatures in the low teens, a messy Saturday afternoon blizzard, and numerous reports of weather-related travel snarls, 12,207 people attended the 2014 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.

  • House of SpeakEasy Takes the Stage

    At the January 27 inaugural gala for Seriously Entertaining, a monthly “literary cabaret,” the actress Uma Thurman read three fiery passages as part of a literary quiz called “Tip of My Tongue.”

  • Wi9: Sleepless, but Invigorated, in Seattle

    I’m in!” proclaimed signs on bookstores, restaurants, and businesses throughout Seattle.

  • Wi9 Panel: Starting Tween and Teen Advisory Boards

    The children's panels Winter Institute offered a lot of practical advice for booksellers, but perhaps none more so than a one on how three bookstores of very different sizes created successful teen advisory boards.

  • Wi9: Booksellers Recharge at Upbeat Winter Institute

    This year's ninth annual American Booksellers Association Winter Institute, held January 22–24 in Seattle, gave booksellers a chance to take stock of their business after the holiday selling season.

  • WI9 Panel: Seasonal Promotions Do the Trick Year-Round

    A Winter Institute seminar called A Year of In-Store Promotions led booksellers on a tour of the seasons with ideas about holiday-specific children's book promotions.

  • Wi9 Panel: Selling Sad and Dark Young Adult Literature

    Young adult fiction with difficult emotional themes presents several challenges to booksellers, as discussed in a January 23 Winter Institute panel called Selling Sad and Dark YA Literature.

  • IPA Postpones 30th Congress

    The International Publishers Association has postponed its 30th Congress that had been set for March 25-27 in Bangkok.

  • Wi9 Breakfast Salutes Indie Presses and 'Third Places'

    The celebration of small presses at WI9 was enhanced by the presence of groundbreaking sociologist Ray Oldenburg, author of "Great Good Places."

  • Baker Street Irregulars Turns 80

    The group celebrated at their annual dinner at the Yale Club in New York City.

  • BEA Rebrands Consumer Day BookCon

    BookExpo America is renaming and refocusing its day dedicated to the general public. Consumer Day, which launched in 2013, will now be called BookCon, and it will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

  • WBN Makes More Plans for 2014

    World Book Night U.S. has announced more developments for its third annual book giveaway campaign, which caps off in the organization's nationwide event on April 23.

  • ABA's Winter Institute Heads to Seattle

    In less than a decade the American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute (Wi) has arguably become the second-most important bookseller gathering in the U.S., after BookExpo America.

  • Stafford’s 100th Celebrated with Readings, Releases

    For the past 15 years or so, poets and poetry lovers around the world have earmarked January 17 as a day to pay tribute to the late poet and pacifist William Stafford (1914–1993) with public readings from his works.

  • Words & Music Feast Draws A Crowd to New Orleans

    Each fall the Words & Music "literary feast" brings writers, readers, editors, and agents to the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

  • ABFFE Art Auction Hits New High

    The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression's 2013 Holiday Children's Book Art Auction, which closed December 3, hit a new high, raising more than $10,000 to help defend the free speech rights of kids. Winning bidders walked away with 80 pieces by artists and illustrators.

  • BEA, Toy Fair Team Up

    BookExpo America and the American Booksellers Association have teamed up with the Toy Industry Association, producers of the American International Toy Fair, to cross promote their two events to their respective attendee bases.

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