Make a Bookseller's Holiday and Nominate Them for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus!
Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program has pledged a contribution of $250,000 to provide independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the winter holidays.
Patterson is partnering with the American Booksellers Association for the fifth time to distribute the bonuses, to be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500 to individual booksellers. The process to submit nominations is open through September 30, and anyone can nominate. All past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible for this year's bonus, and booksellers can self-nominate. The grant application asks one question: "Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?” After reviewing the answers, Patterson will select the winners from bookstores across the country. Here's a link to the grant application. Good luck to all nominated booksellers!
In 2017, Patterson donated a record $350,000 to bookstore employees; in 2016, $250,000 to 149 independent bookstore employees across the country; and in 2015, $250,000 to 87 recipients. In 2014, he awarded $1 million in grants to 178 independent bookstores. Over the past decade, Patterson has also given away more than a million books to students all over the United States and visited hundreds of schools to advocate for youth literacy.
GALLEYS & GIVEAWAYS
SIBA and participating publishers are giving away the galleys and other materials below to southern indie booksellers on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested simply email the publisher to request a copy. Supplies are limited, so act quickly!
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We the Resistance: Documenting a History of Nonviolent Protest in the United States
Edited by Michael G Long
Foreword by Chris Hedges
Afterword by Dolores Huerta
City Lights Publishers
November 27, 2018
Trade paperback original 9780872867567 $19.95
A first-person history of nonviolent resistance in the U.S., from pre-Revolutionary America to the Trump years.
While historical accounts of the United States typically focus on the nation's military past, a rich and vibrant counter narrative remains basically unknown to most Americans. This alternate history of the formation of our nation—and its character—is one in which courageous individuals and movements have wielded the tools of nonviolence to resist unjust, unfair, and immoral policies and practices.
We the Resistance gives curious citizens and current resistors unfiltered access to the hearts and minds of their activist predecessors. Beginning with the pre-Revolutionary War era and continuing through to the present day, readers will encounter the voices of protestors sharing instructive stories about their methods (from sit-ins to tree sitting) and opponents (from Puritans to Wall Street bankers), as well as inspirational stories about their failures (from slave petitions to the fight for the ERA), and successes (from enfranchisement for women to today's reform of police practices). Instruction and inspiration run throughout this captivating reader, generously illustrated with historic graphics and photographs of nonviolent protests throughout U.S. history.
Michael G. Long is an associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College and is the author or editor of several books on civil rights, religion, and politics in mid-century America, including First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson (2007), Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall (2011), and I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters (City Lights Publishers, 2012). He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta and resides in Highland Park, Pennsylvania
To request a review copy contact Stacey Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future
By Alan Hirsch
City Lights Publishers
October 16, 2018
Trade paperback original
An historical look at the practice of impeachment, how it impacted the terms of Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton, and how it may affect Donald Trump.
"Impeaching the President is lucid, balanced, and deeply informed. Anyone in search of a reasoned guide to the unreason of our current situation should read it."—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction
It seems quite possible that President Trump will be impeached. Concerns about connections with Russia's attack on our elections, obstruction of justice, illicit business deals, and compromised classified intelligence dominate the news. Robert Mueller's fast-moving investigation has already resulted in arrests, indictments, guilty pleas, and high-level cooperating witnesses. Anything can happen.
In response to the complexity of a rapidly evolving situation, constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch offers clear and to-the-point guidance for all matters relating to removing a sitting president—from the Founder's constitutional protections against executive criminality and the instructive impeachment stories of presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton, to the particular ways that Donald Trump may be legally vulnerable, and the possibilities and limitations of presidential self-pardon.
Illustrated throughout with historical engravings, photographs, and other impeachment documentation, Impeaching the President does not advocate for any particular course of action, nor make any predictions about Trump's future. Rather, this concise, timely, and accessible analysis offers historical lessons and a perspective on how the Constitution provides stability during times of political uncertainty and crisis.
Alan Hirsch, Instructor in the Humanities and Chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College, is the author of numerous works of legal scholarship and many books including For the People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights
(Free Press) (coauthored with Akhil Amar) and A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment
(Essential Books). He received a J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from Amherst College. His work has appeared in the Washington Post
, Los Angeles Times
, Washington Times
and the Village Voice
. Hirsch also serves as a trial consultant and expert witness on interrogations and criminal confessions, testifying around the nation. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
For review copies contact Stacey Lewis at email@example.com
NOT-SO-HIDDEN GEMS FROM #SIBA18 SCHEDULE
The meals at the #SIBA Discovery Show always get a lot of attention --headline author presenters, gourmet food, two hours of scintillating conversation with colleagues! But there are many not-so-hidden gems in the schedule that should not be overlooked:
Don't Miss One of the Highlights of #SIBA18: Parapalooza!
Make Your Mark on 2019: First 180 Days Party Celebrating the Books Coming Your Way in 2019!
Wine & William & The Lost Country: A Celebration of William Gay at #SIBA18!
Friday Night at the Movies: Join Us for a Screening of The Bookshop!
THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE
Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Book No Further, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Intinerant Literate, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Octavia Books, Page and Palette, Parnassus Books, Square Books, The Country Bookshop, and Writers Block Bookstore.
9781477317884 Night Moves 9/18/2018
"Music & bike nerds, this one's for you."
9780525577942 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein 9/25/2018
"Not all horror stories stem from the supernatural."
9780062896018 #Chill 12/31/2018
"You'll want to give it to your boss and your boss's boss, and anyone else whose own workaholism keeps you at your desk."
9780062856395 Yellow Stonefly 10/15/2018
"The dialog rings so true that you can hear the voice of your friends and neighbors."
9780062862853 Bowlaway 2/5/2019
"About the farthest branches of a family tree and the stories we tell about them—every few pages a line or a passage will sneak up on you and knock your socks off."
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