Fires and power outages plague California indie booksellers.

As the wildfire situation in California worsens—with power outages, road closures, red flag warnings, and mandatory evacuations occurring throughout the state—several independent bookstores have been forced to reduce operating hours, cancel events, and in some cases even close their doors entirely. According to Publishers Weekly, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) reported that three booksellers […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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As Wildfires Rage, So. California Booksellers Struggle to Stay Open

Indie booksellers in the region are struggling to keep their doors open as poor air quality is keeping away customers and home evacuations are upending employees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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As Under-Fire Al Franken Cancels Appearances, Minnesota Booksellers Stand By Their Senator

The Minnesota Senator and former comedian has canceled two major appearances promoting his new memoir, 'Al Franken: Giant of the Senate,' in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Philip Pullman on indie booksellers, graphic novels, festival pay and more

As well as writing, Philip Pullman has been outspoken on a number of issues affecting fellow authors over the years. Here, we take a look at some of his best quotes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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California Rescinds Autograph Mandate for Booksellers

California’s controversial law that requires booksellers to obtain a certificate of authenticity before they could sell books autographed by authors has been rescinded. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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O'Reilly heads mentoring scheme for indie booksellers

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Indie Booksellers Report Solid Summer Sales

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With Texas Indie Bookstore Day, Lone Star Booksellers Try Self Promotion

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Bookseller Suing California Over 'Autograph Law'

Book Passage co-owner Bill Petrocelli is filing a lawsuit today against the state of California. The suit seeks to repeal the state's controversial 'Autograph Law,' which threatens to turn bookstore author signings into legal liabilities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Binc and Alabama Indie Pub Team Up to Give Back to Booksellers

In partnership with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, AdventureKEEN will give 100% of the profits from the sales of its books at independent bookstores, this June, to booksellers in need. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Booksellers, Want to Go to the Turin Book Fair for Free?

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Indie Booksellers Tweak Business Models to Make Most of Hearty Print Sales

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