Great Lakes Independent 
Booksellers Association
GLIBA 2014 Holiday Catalog

Great Lakes Great Reads 2014 Winners

The Great Lakes Great Reads winners for 2014 are:

 Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Thomas Dunne/ St. Martin's Press

9781250039811/ $25.99


Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Illustrated by David Roberts

Abrams Books for Young Readers


Congratulations to Nick and Andrea!  

They will receive their awards at the Opening Awards Reception at the Heartland Fall Forum, September 30 at The Depot, Minneapolis, MN.


Publisher Promo List
Do you feel like you miss some publishers' promotional opportunities?  Would you like to receive an Excel file every week with a list current promotions?Just email, and I'll add you to the list!

Jim Dana Literacy Grant
Part of the mission of GLIBA is to promote literacy in the Great Lakes.  To that end the Board of Directors created a literacy grant named for Jim Dana, the founder and long-time Executive Director of GLIBA. Does your store know of or work with an literacy group in your area? Why not nominate them?  Each fall at the awards reception at HFF, one deserving group will receive a $1000 grant.  Nomination is easy!  Get more information by clicking on the link in the left hand column.
Publisher Advocate
Sales reps have the most information about the books on their lists.  This program adopted from NAIBA enables bookstore buyers who do not have an in person rep or a telephone sales rep, to have access to a marked up Edelweiss catalog. For all the particulars, click on the  link in the left hand column.
Great Lakes, Great Reads
Our Great Lakes, Great Reads
program gives GLIBA member stores an opportunity to celebrate books and authors from our region. Booksellers and publishers are eligible to nominate Adult or Children's titles that are set in the region or are by authors with ties to the region.  For more information, check out the Great Lakes, Great Reads page in the left-hand column.

Private Facebook Group
  Something exciting going on in your neck of the woods? Could you use some help on something that is driving you crazy? Just need to vent? We have a private Facebook page just for the GLIBA community.  If you would like to join, go to GLIBA booksellers, and request to join.  If you are not a store manager, please tell me who you are in your request.  This is a private group, and I wan t to limit the membership to legitimate GLIBites.

Book Industry
 Charitable Foundation

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) grew out of the wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing an unexpected financial crisis.  As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, the Foundation typically helps brick and mortar bookstore employees who have a personal financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances.

BINC  also sponsors scholarships for (brick and mortar) bookstore employees or their dependents. 

Here is a link to a  downloadable posters available for your back room. You never know who might need help, but is too embarrassed to let you know.

Find out more about what BINC does and how you can help click here.

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