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  • Covid-19 Impact Listing: Cancellations, Closings, Policy Changes, and More

    A list of canceled events, closed facilities, impacted industry functions and policies, and more to help book business professionals navigate the new coronavirus and its impact on the industry.

  • Fall Regional Shows Get High Attendance—and High Marks

    This fall's independent bookstore regional trade shows started off last week with two big virtual fairs held by three organizations—and did so swimmingly.

  • Kids' Books at the Forefront of Combined Regional Bookselling Conference

    Billed as "New Voices New Rooms," the combined regional fall conference of the New Atlantic Booksellers Association and Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance kicked off on September 21 with an emphasis on children’s books.

  • Angie Thomas and Justin Reynolds On Ending Black Male Stereotypes

    The New England Independent Booksellers Association launched its virtual fall conference with a conversation between YA authors Angie Thomas and Justin Reynolds, who emphasized their commitment to dispelling harmful assumptions about young Black men.

  • Daunt Gives B&N Update at BISG Annual Meeting

    To survive in the age of Amazon, B&N CEO James Daunt said bookstores "need to look good and have great books and passionate booksellers" in an interview with BISG executive director Brian O'Leary.

  • Exhibit Halls Go Virtual, Too

    This year’s show floors have moved online as well, and some will be up through the end of the year.

  • Regional Show Highlights 2020

    A roundup of key zoom events at all five virtual shows.

  • New York Comic Con Goes Metaverse

    New York Comic-Con is taking its mammoth real-world presence into a new virtual space, dubbed the Metaverse.

  • Bookseller Models for the Covid-19 World

    Three indies share their preparations for the long haul.

  • SIBA Looks Ahead

    SIBA’s new leader responds to challenging times.

  • Getting into the Holiday Spirit Early

    Booksellers are kicking off holiday sales now, well before the traditional start of the holiday season on Black Friday, or the day after Thanksgiving.

  • CALIBA Celebrates Its First Year

    The country’s newest regional is unifying California booksellers.

  • Fall Regionals 2020: The Virtual Edition

    This year’s bookseller shows are moving online, but still have plenty of author events, education, and exhibits. Plus, ABA CEO Allison Hill shares an urgent message with publishers.

  • ReBoot Virtual Conference Set for October 13

    "ReBoot: Books, Business and Reading," a virtual conference aimed at preparing the publishing industry for 2021, has been set for October 13.

  • Brooklyn Book Fest Goes Virtual for 2020

    The 15th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which will take place September 28-October 5 this year, will be held entirely virtually due to pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings.

  • New ‘Festival of Licensing’ to Connect Global Licensors and Licensees Virtually

    The Global Licensing Group has canceled the live version of its London-based Brand Licensing Europe trade show, scheduled for October. Instead, it is launching a global, month-long, virtual Festival of Licensing from October 6-29.

  • Webinar Will Examine Production and Supply Chain Issues

    Brian O'Leary, executive director of BISG, and Ingram Content Group's Kelly Gallagher are among the panelists who will address the questions of the changing modes of work, production, printing, and distribution brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic in a July 8 webinar.

  • Star Watch Deadline Extended

    Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have extended the 2020 Star Watch deadline for nominations to July 15, 2020.

  • Copyright Takes Center Stage at AAP Annual Meeting

    The Association of American Publishers marked its 50th anniversary with a 90-minute virtual annual meeting on June 1 that touched on the changes that have taken place in recent years as the organization has scaled back some of its operations and refocused its priorities.

  • Heartland Fall Forum's 2020 Show Is Postponed

    Heartland Fall Forum, the joint trade show cohosted by the Midwest Independent Booksellers and Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Associations, has been postponed this fall, though there will be virtual events.

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