In This Issue
Spring Forum
Ivey Gets Her Plaque
NWBL Noteworthies
Member Notes



Partners Skyscraper 11/09 
Ingram 09/10


ABA Spring Forum
Things to Know, Kobo, and Lunch!

On Thursday, April 4, the ABA, PNBA and Elliott Bay Book Company invite you to join them for a day of sharing and learning.  


11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. "The Top Ten Things You Must Do Now!" 
ABA will share 10 creative things that booksellers can do to make their stores more successful and profitable in 2013. These ideas have been proven by your colleagues over a broad range of categories, from operations to ambience.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch/Booksellers Forum.
ABA's Oren Teicher will lead the forum and buy you lunch. This session's agenda is driven by attendee questions and concerns, so come prepared to participate.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kobo eReader Training
A representative of Kobo's eReader training team will lead a 60-minute session presenting the features and uses of Kobo's eReader lineup. Come for the store. Come for yourself.

RSVP to ABA's Nathan Halter.

Need to Crash in Seattle for the Night?
PNBA has secured a block of rooms at The Silver Cloud on Broadway, just 4-5 blocks from Elliott Bay, at a group discount of $129/night, plus parking at $19/night. PNBA's Board of Directors will be staying there and using the hotel for the Board's spring meeting, which will be held right after the end of the ABA's sessions. Easy-made reservations here.
"The award is BEAUTIFUL! I did as promised and didn't look at it until the dinner, which we had last night at a local restaurant. The (presentation) dinner was also a chance for me to thank them all for everything the bookstore has done for the book." --Eowyn Ivey, 2013 PNBA Award winner and bookseller.

The Firesiders, L-R: Corrina, Nick, Mary-Anne, Ivey;
owners, Melissa Behnke and David Cheezem

Recent Site Highlights
*  Lucia Perillo takes us to historic Irvington, NY to visit the the heavy beauty of the Tiffany designed library of her youth in her 2013 Book Award essay, That Smell

*  Christine Deavel takes on, more wondering than wistful, the question of the "lost" customer in another lovely edition of From the Poetry Frontier.

*  "The whole thing was a wonderful, crazy blur, and I'm finally catching up on everything. Thank you again, and thanks to NWBL for being so awesome." --Miriam Forster on the release, the tour, and all the attention she's received for City of a Thousand Dolls. 
*  In the latest from Doodles, Brad Craft recounts (invents) some the "less heartening" self-pubbed titles to come through the store's pipeline.

Member Notes

Auntie's Evolution
"Nearing the traditional retirement age, I have thought a lot about what the future of Auntie's should be and what our options are, but I have decided that the fight cannot be abandoned. For the staff and me, Auntie's still has an important role to play in the community as an independent bookstore and a meeting place to share ideas." --Auntie's owner, Chris O'Harra, in a letter to customers that outlined some tightening up of the store's floor space.

Queen Anne Book Company Puts Out the Sign
Congratulations, crew! Read about the opening weekend of March kickoff at NWBL. 
L-R: Tegan Tigani, Anne Wyckoff, Judy de Jonge, Krijn de Jonge,
Janis Segress, Mara Fitch, Wendee Wieking

2013 Calendar   

March 21      BPNW Meeting, Seattle
April             National Poetry Month
April 4          ABA Forum, Seattle 
April 23        World Book Night, All Around the World
May 28         BEA begins, NYC   
Oct 6-8         PNBA Tradeshow, Portland 


PNBA classified advertisement listings are now featured on the NW Book Lovers blog. NWBL greatly broadens the options and the audience for NW book-related postings. Current PNBA members are eligible for free classifieds. Contact Jamie for guidelines and scheduling.

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