PNBA Member News: Local Booksellers Report

QueenAnneBookCompanyEvery month, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association sends out a number of tidbits about their members, all independent bookstores operating in the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and Alaska.

40 Years of Bookselling
Hamilton Montana’s Chapter One Bookstore celebrated 40 years in business with an April 4 and 5 celebration of “sales, snacks and a dash of nostalgia.”

Beach Books Gives Back
Seaside, Oregon’s Beach Books has been honored with the local 2014 Business Service to the Community award for small businesses. Noted store efforts at the ceremony were a holiday giving tree benefiting the school district, multiple beneficent book drives and the regular hosting of visiting authors and artists. Beach Books owner, Karen Emmerling, won the 2013 Seaside Rotary Club’s High Ethical Standards Award.

Island Books Featured
Mercer Island’s Island Books was the subject of a mini feature in Paz & Associates’ latest Indie Bookstore Entrepeneur newsletter dedicated to “celebrating what’s local, real, and authentic.”

Children Book Specialists
Tegan Tigani of Seattle’s Queen Anne Book Company and Emily Ring of Yakima’s Inklings Bookshop both won scholarships to the American Booksellers Association and its ABC Children’s Group ABC Children’s Institute in San Antonio, TX, April 6 and 7.

Tigani also served as a member of this year’s Indies Choice Book Awards in the children’s categories. The awards will be announced at BookExpo America in May.

Learn more about Northwest booksellers and how to work with them at our May 19 meeting.