Essays from the winners will publish each of the next five Fridays on NWBL. The first contribution, "Collaborate," from Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring, is currently featured.
Shelftalkers featuring comments from the Book Awards Committee and PNBA booksellers can be downloaded on the 2018 Winners page of the PNBA website.
Send a photo of your display, utilizing all seven shelftalkers and featuring all the winners and we'll send you a $50 thank you! Photos must be received by Feb. 1.
Indie Bookstore Day Exclusives Catalog Goes Live!
The fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day will be celebrated at indies nationwide on Saturday, April 28th.
The 2018 catalog of exclusive items is now available to participating stores, who have until Friday, Feb. 2 to place orders online.
This year's lineup of premiums includes items from names like Atwood, Eggers, McClure, Child, and Seuss.
"Only Bob Pyle can drink beer and be sensible during a reading."
2018 Binc Scholarships Application Process Underway
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has begun accepting applications for its annual Higher Education Scholarship Program. This year's application process is open through March 5.
Binc will award up to $109,000 in scholarships to eligible bookstore employees/owners, Independent Bookseller Association employees, as well as former Borders Group employees. Dependents of these employees are also eligible to apply.
Binc will award 24 scholarships of $3,500, two of $10,000, and one Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship of $5,000 granted to an indie store candidate who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.
* Never ignore a
poetry recommendation from a Poetry-only store. Open Books' Alexander Moysaenko blurbs Adam Soldofsky's
* Just one of these eight recommended titles took home the PNBA hardware, but Phinney Books' Tom Nissley makes a strong case for additional recognitions in this
King 5 showcase of can't miss NW reads.
Bookseller Bonuses Santa Patterson Provides
In December James Patterson announced the names of more than 300 independent booksellers receiving grants totaling $350,000 as part of his Holiday Bonus Program.
Patterson partnered with the ABA to distribute the funds, which were awarded to individual booksellers in amounts ranging from $750 to $1,250. This year's grant application asked on question: "Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?"
Here are the Northwest booksellers who provided compelling answers:
Amy Robles, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA) Becky Gilmer, Bloomsbury Books (Ashland, OR) Billie Bloebaum, Third Street Books (McMinnville, OR) Debbie Buck, Vintage Books (Vancouver, WA) Dianah Hughley, Powell's City of Books (Portland, OR) Duane Wilkins, University Book Store (Seattle, WA) Elisa Saphier, Another Read Through (Portland, OR) Geneva Strauss-Wise, Roundabout Books (Bend, OR) Harold Midyette, Books by the Bay (North Bend, OR) Jennifer Green, Green Bean Books (Portland, OR) Jenny Cornutt, Roundabout Books (Bend, OR) John Willson, Eagle Harbor Book Company (Bainbridge Island, WA) Jordan Standridge, Powell's Books on Hawthorne (Portland, OR) Karen Brodsky, Roundabout Books (Bend, OR) Kate Daniels, Liberty Bay Books Bremerton (Bremerton, WA) Kate Larson, Liberty Bay Books (Poulsbo, WA) Lauren Sommer, Village Books (Bellingham, WA) Lish McBride, Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA) Mara Panich-Crouch, Fact & Fiction Books (Missoula, MT) Mark Bonney, Third Place Books (Ravenna, WA) Pepper Parker, Vintage Books (Vancouver, WA) Rene Holderman, Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA) Robert Busk, Riverwalk Books (Chelan, WA) Stephanie Douglas, Village Books (Bellingham, WA) Wesley Minter, Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA)
Lowe and Company Lines
Book Travelers West has added Washington State University Press and Sterling Publishing to it's roster. WSU was previously with David Diehl and Hand Associates. Diehl retired at the end of 2017 and the company dissolved. Sterling was previously with Chickman & Associates.
Epicenter Press (Anchorage, AK; Kenmore, WA) has acquired Coffeetown Enterprises, LLC., which includes Coffeetown Press, Camel Press and Fanny Press imprints.
"We're excited about the acquisition," said Phil Garrett, president of Epicenter Press. "This will allow us to publish in categories that weren't currently represented in our line. It will also allow us to increase our title base and reach of the company."
New Doings for Ewing
Barron's Educational sales rep
Patrick Ewing has announced, "I am leaving Barron's after 10 years and leaving the book business entirely after 35 years. I have decided that it is time for me to move onto new opportunities. If you can believe it, I am actually entering the world of politics.
I would like to thank you all for your support and many considerations you have shown me over the years. Meeting with each of you during each season has been the highlight of my professional career. I wish you all good fortune in the future."
Until a decision on territory representation has been made, stores can contact
Diane Yarris or
Krista Schurman. Both can be reached at 1-800-645-3476.