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  • Lower Attendance but Celebratory Mood for NCIBA Children's Booksellers

    While overall attendance was down from last year, outgoing director Hut Landon said the exhibitor pool was almost identical to the 2014 show, and that there were more children's authors in attendance than last year.

  • Heartland 2015: Children's Booksellers Are Family

    If there was a theme to this year's Heartland Fall Forum, it was that despite geographic differences, the attendees are all one big family, especially when it comes to sharing children's books.

  • MPIBA 2015: Kids' Books Contribute to High-Octane Show

    Children's books have long been an integral part of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Fall Discovery Show, and this year's gathering at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, held October 8–10, was no exception.

  • NCIBA Salutes Exiting Director Landon at 2015 Show

    This year's show featured an outpouring of love for executive director Hut Landon, who is stepping down after 18 years on the job.

  • An Upbeat Start to Regional Bookseller Shows

    Strong sales heading into the holidays have contributed to this year’s energetic bookseller gatherings.

  • NAIBA 2015: An Upbeat Show Despite Hurricane Worries

    Despite a Nor'easter and the threat of Hurricane Joaquin, more than 415 attendees, including over 165 booksellers, attended this year's gathering from October 2–4 in Somerset, N.J.

  • Humor and Diversity Paramount in NEIBA's 2015 Children's Programming

    As booksellers settled in to the kickoff luncheon at this year's New England Independent Booksellers Association fall conference, the bustling children's book scene was evidenced by Harvard Book Store marketing manager Alex Meriwether's latest event.

  • Heartland 2015: Celebrating Community In Chicagoland

    Heartland Fall Forum, the joint trade show of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association and the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association that took place Oct. 9-11, was a celebration of a thriving community of booksellers.

  • Bouchercon 2015: Crime Fiction and Literary Awards Under the Oaks

    Held in the South for the first time, crime and mystery fiction's annual convention mixed literary prizes and barbecue with programming focused on everything from traditional hardboiled crime novels to short fiction and international mysteries.

  • At NEIBA, Gearing Up For the Holidays After ‘Brisk’ Summer

    This year’s New England Independent Booksellers Association regional trade show, held in Providence, R.I., from October 6–8, brought together an upbeat crowd of booksellers new and veteran, gearing up for what they predict will be a strong holiday season.

  • Lots of Offerings for Kids at PNBA 2015

    At the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's annual trade show, held this year from October 2–4 in Portland, Ore., Friday evening's celebratory dinner was all about the kids. Or at least, all about books for them.

  • Children's Authors a Highlight at SIBA

    Children's books were well represented at this year’s Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's 40th anniversary Discovery Show, held at the Hilton Raleigh North Midtown in Raleigh, N.C., from September 18–20.

  • 2015 Tweens Read Festival in Photos

    The Tweens Read Festival in Houston, Tex., brought together middle-grade authors and their readers on October 3 for signings, book talks, and activities.

  • At PNBA, Moods Bolstered by Strong Bookstore Sector

    The regional trade show, held October 2-4 in Portland, Ore., show was unquestionably bolstered by the figures indicating that the independent bookstore is healthier than it has been in years.

  • Ingrid Law's 'Switch' Book Tour: A Photo Essay

    To celebrate her new book, 'Switch,' Ingrid Law criss-crossed the country on a book tour that spanned Colorado to Georgia.

  • 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival in Photos

    On September 26, nearly 4,000 readers of all ages came from all over Texas to the campus of St. Edward's University in Austin to meet 32 YA authors.

  • South Carolina Welcomes New Book Festival

    Deckle Edge, which will launch in Columbia, South Carolina Feb. 19-21, hopes to fill the void left when the South Carolina Book Festival was cancelled in July.

  • Honoring Picture Book Champions at the 2015 Carle Awards

    The Eric Carle Honors, held on September 24, marked a milestone – the annual awards ceremony, art auction, and gala event turned 10 this year.

  • Readers Drawn to SIBA's First Consumer Day

    More than 150 consumers attended SIBA's Triangle Reads, SIBA's first consumer day at its annual trade show September 20.

  • Brooklyn Book Festival in Photos

    Readers, authors, and publishers gathered together at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York City on September 19 and 20 for the 10th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring programs for both children and adults.

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