| Winter Institute Extras|
Support Free Speech and an Old Friend
Len Vlahos may have left ABA to head up the Book Industry Study Group, but that's not the only thing he's been up to the past couple of years.
His debut YA novel The Scar Boys publishes on Jan 21, and he's set to celebrate during Wi9 with his NW friends. Vlahos will read at Elliott Bay Book Company, Wed, Jan 22.
ABFFE will conduct a children's book art silent auction during a reception on Thursday, Jan 23, at the Seattle Westin.
Tickets are $5 each and five for $20. Proceeds support ABFFE, the Kids' Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week.
| BINC Program Booming|
Application Period is Now Open
The Binc Foundation is accepting applications until February 28, 2014 for the newly expanded Binc Foundation Scholarship program.
The program will offer two $10,000 scholarships and up to 51 $3,500 awards, totaling $198,500. Current bookstore employees and owners and their dependents are eligible to apply.
As part of this expanded scholarship program, awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and room and board to any accredited post-secondary institution.
Visit the BINC website for information and application.
| NAIBA Rounds up the Specials|
Weekly Publisher Offerings to Your Inbox
The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) is inviting bookstores from all of the regional associations to take advantage of a new program designed to make booksellers' weekly ordering more efficient and profitable.
PNBA booksellers who sign up for the Publisher Offer Program (POP!) will receive an email each Monday from PNBA, courtesy of NAIBA. The featured Excel file will contain a list of current and upcoming publisher promotions. Email Larry if you would like to be on the list.
Publishers who wish to submit specials for inclusion in the POP mailing should email Eileen Dengler, at NAIBA. You will then receive weekly Wednesday reminders to make your submissions by each Friday via this publisher promo Google form.
| Digital Box from ABA|
Advance Copies via NetGalley
The American Booksellers Association is teaming up with NetGalley to add a new digital compliment to its Red and White Box galley distribution programs.
The Digital White Box
program allows publishers to introduce new titles exclusively to ABA members via NetGalley. More individual booksellers will be able to read new titles sooner, from a diverse group of publishers and genres. The Digital White Box is available to ABA members via a sign-up page
* Langdon Cook and Ruth Ozeki are the first two 2014 Book Award winners to enjoy the NW Voices spotlight. Ozeki contributed a soon to debut volume two, as well.
* Jeffrey Shaffer struck a nerve with booksellers when he took on the checkout waiting game in his post-holiday edition of The Shelf Talker.
* The Family author David Laskin recounted a warm evening at Queen Anne Book Company that made us wish we had been there. There was punch!
"A sixer of Miller High Life and a tin
--Jess Walter in a Twitter response to what it might take to
of cashews ought to do it."
get him to Mazama Books to celebrate his PNBA Award
More Store Contacts!
PNBA wants to add more staff contacts to your member profile. Member bookstores and libraries can submit as many staff contacts as they can gather, which means more individuals with access to Footnotes as well as Bookseller Blast free publisher ARC offers.
The more participants we have, the more attractive PNBA programs become to publishers planning marketing campaigns! Please submit store contacts to Marketing Director, Brian Juenemann.
Ingram Support Changes
Customer Care, Effective February 1st, 2014:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CST)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (CST)
Green and Blue are the New Green and Blue
Powell's City of Books is undergoing a major renovation to its Blue and Green Rooms and the rest of the building's southeast corner. New front porch and entrance, new roof, new lighting, new layout. Ooh-la-la. Take a peek at the project here.
North Seattle's Santoro's Books is for sale. The package includes the $40k-$45k wholesale inventory and retail business, but the name isn't part of the deal. Contact Carol.
Auntie's Slimming Down
Auntie's Books is closing it's satellite store, Auntie's at the Square, after a three year run. The stock will be folded into the flagship store in downtown Spokane. Interested in fixtures? Call 509-456-4775.
Work for OSU Press
The Oregon State University Press seeks an energetic and highly motivated Marketing Manager to direct all aspects of Press marketing and sales programs.
Click here to review and apply. Reference posting #011792. Closes 02/03/14.
Jan 16 BPNW meeting, Seattle
Jan 21-24 Winter Institute 2014
Jan 26, 27 PNBA Annual Board
Jan 29 Ozeki Award Event, Third Place, Seattle
Feb 8 Cook Award Event, Elliott Bay, Seattle
Feb 13 Walter Award Event, Auntie's, Spokane
Mar 26 ABA Spring Forum, Portland (details TBA)
Apr 7 ABA Children's Institute
, San Antonio
Now On NWBL
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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