In This Issue
Planning Catalog Campaigns
NWBL Noteworthies
Best Books for Children
New BINC Support
Member Notes

Ingram 09/10

Partners Skyscraper 11/09

Holiday Catalog Season
Time to Brainstorm Your Campaign

The publisher advertising deadline arrived this week, and now it's time for bookstores to start thinking about their role in the campaign--selling books and ringing the register!

Look for the order form in your inbox next week.
Recent Site Highlights
*  What do you do when you need to name a coyote in your story? You call him Pete Fromm. Peter Brown Hoffmeister unveils multiple inspirations for his debut novel, Graphic the Valley, in this compelling interview with writer Tom Cantwell.


*  Central Oregon writer Jane Kirkpatrick recently found herself in Ketchikan, Alaska, so what did she do? Naturally, she found a totem pole, Maggie Freitag and Parnassus Books!
*  Jeffrey Shaffer takes on "the soft, pink glow" of retail in The Shelf Talker's latest, The Beauty of Book Selling.
*  Elliott Bay entered its fifth decade with an anniversary bash attended, enjoyed and reported by Kristianne Huntsberger.  

 *  "There are no expiration dates on books." Susan Richmond shows some Backlist Love for not soon-to-be-forgotten (or out of print), Betty Smith.
Best Books for Children
Catalog Ordering Underway

ABA member stores have until August 20 to place orders for this Fall's Best Books for Children catalog campaign, sponsored by the ABC Children's Group at ABA.

Eligibility requirements and ordering options can be found on ABA's
"We're a boring old business that edits and writes boring articles that no one wants to read."  
--resignation of eight-year-old toiling at play publishing at extra PNBA work station
BINC Expands Aid Program
New Safety Nets Added for Stores 

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has added utility shut-off prevention to its list of bookseller assistance programs. 


Under this new category, utility assistance may be provided to a bookseller when a shut-off notice has been issued and the household could lose electricity, gas or heating oil.

For more information visit the Financial Assistance page at
Member Notes

Judge George
Independent sales rep George Carroll is the only sales rep and the only Northwesterner chosen to serve on the nine-judge panel for the 2014 Best Translated Book Award. It's a well-earned distinction for NWBL's own translated works expert and North-North-West columnist.

Hearthside Advertising
Juneau's Hearthside Books has stepped up efforts to sell its two stores. The town needs Hearthside, but the owners need a rest. 

LEGO architect's rendering of Powell's City of Books
2013 Calendar   


July 27        Harry Potter's Birthday! 
Aug 21        Holiday Catalog orders due
Aug 30        Oregon Book Awards submission deadline
Oct 1-2        ABA IndieCommerce Institute, San Francisco
Oct 3-6        Wordstock Festival, Portland 
Oct 6-8        PNBA Tradeshow, Portland
Nov 1          Holiday Books campaign begins 

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 Tegan Tigani for guidelines and scheduling.

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