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ABA Advises Booksellers to Opt Out and Object To Swipe Fee Settlement
This is an important opportunity for booksellers to join a growing effort to reject the recent class action settlement over rapidly rising Visa and Master Card swipe fees. Read more.
Hut’s Place: Weekly Words About Books
Weekly Column Touts New Titles, Good Reads On Store Shelves
NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon is now writing a weekly column called HUT’S PLACE. The column, which is sent via email through Constant Contact to subscribers (for free), is aimed at book consumers. The goal is to keep readers up to date about new books hitting the shelves, share what booksellers are recommending in their stores, comment on titles landing on bestseller lists, and pass on occasional news about the book world.
Oh, and singing the praises of independent bookstores as often as possible.
Hut’s Place is not a place for long, wordy reviews or literary criticism; it’s designed to be a quick, fun read for book-buying customers and to motivate them to visit their local independent more frequently. Back issues of the column can be accessed here.
If you’re so inclined, email and we’ll send you a copy of the column. Then, if you’d like to help spread the word, simply forward that email to anyone you think would be interested; let them know they can subscribe for free by clicking the Join Our Mailing List button in the column.
NCIBA Bookstore Blogs Page
We have a page with the latest posts from blogs written by NCIBA members. Check it out!
Book Award Winners Announced
Adam Johnson, David Talbot, and Katherine Applegate are among this year’s winners of Northern California Independent Booksellers Book Awards. Click here for the finalist list and winners in all 8 categories (119K PDF). Booksellers wishing a color poster of the winners for display purposes can can request it from the office.
Special Offer for Authors
If you are an author interested in connecting with independent bookstores, joining NCIBA may help. We’ve created a special package for authors — click here for details (53K PDF).
2012 Bookstore Directory Available
The 2012 edition of the Northern California Independent Bookstore Directory lists nearly 200 NCIBA member stores and is being distributed by independent bookstores throughout the region. For a complimentary copy of this pocket-sized guide, send an email with your mailing address to .