LATINX/HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, & Central and South America. INDIE PRESS TITLE COLLECTION 23 ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE LATINX/HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ON YOUR RADAR: 2022 Latinx Releases Latinxs in Kid Lit Our Most Anticipated 2022...

BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2022

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September,...

INDIE TO INDIE VIRTUAL CONVERSATION SERIES 1: INVENTORY & ORDERING

The Independent Publishers Caucus and The Independent Bookseller have teamed up to create the "Indie to Indie Meeting Series." These meetings are an opportunity for booksellers and publishers to come together in conversation, regularly and with a focus on actionable takeaways, to identify and implement...

MARGINS BOOKSTORE MONTH: OCTOBER 2022

October is Margins Bookstores Month, created by The Word/A Storytelling Sanctuary, which celebrates BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Neurodiverse owned/managed bookstores. An Interview with the Founders of Margins Bookstores Month MORE INFORMATION ON PARTICIPATION AND EVENTS

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October, on October 10 this year, to honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people. The day is centered around reflecting on their tribal roots and the tragic stories that hurt but strengthened...

INDIE TO INDIE VIRTUAL CONVERSATION SERIES 1: INVENTORY & ORDERING

The Independent Publishers Caucus and The Independent Bookseller have teamed up to create the “Indie to Indie Meeting Series.” These meetings are an opportunity for booksellers and publishers to come together in conversation, regularly and with a focus on actionable takeaways, to identify and implement...

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR BINC CARLA GRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activist Application This scholarship and its recipients will celebrate and honor Carla’s boundless enthusiasm for the books themselves, her delight in pairing the right book with the right reader, and her unwavering faith in the bookselling community. INFORMATION &...

INDUSTRY LAUNCH: READING THE WEST BOOK AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN

NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW! The Reading the West Book Awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one of the MPIBA member states, or created by an author or artist living in the region. The awards celebrate the spirit...

MPIBA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The owners and staff of all MPIBA active members in good standing (booksellers, publishers, wholesalers, and distributors) are invited to join us to hear a financial and operational report from the Board of Directors and Executive Director. We would also love to hear feedback on...