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NEW YORK – February 22, 2011

WNBA will hold a reception on March 12th in New York City to honor 2010 recipient of the WNBA Award,  Masha Hamilton.  The reception will be held at the Center for Fiction/Mercantile Library, 17 East 47th Street (betw. 5th and Madison).

Colleagues, friends, and WNBA members will be in attendance.

Members of the press are welcome.

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NEW YORK – May 26, 2010

WNBA Announces Winners of the 2010 Pannell Award
The Women’s National Book Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 WNBA Pannell Award given annually since 1983 to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities in ways that bring books and young people together. The winner in the General Bookstore category is Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY, with Honorable Mention going to Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA. The Children’s Specialty Store category winner is Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA.
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CHICAGO – October 1, 2009

Booklist chosen again as partner for National Reading Group Month

The popular Booklist blog Book Group Buzz, offering helpful and entertaining information to reading groups both in and outside libraries, has again been selected as the official partner blog for National Reading Group Month. Book Group Buzz includes informative, wise, witty, and salutary posts by expert contributors from around the country, plus links to a wide range of free book group-related guides, tips and other resources. “This online destination for reading groups is the ideal blog for National Reading Group Month,” said NRGM Chair…
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National Reading Group Month Announces the 2009 Great Group Reads

NEW YORK – September 24, 2009

The National Reading Group Month Selection Committee has chosen nine books, eight novels and one memoir, as this year’s Great Group Reads. The books are:

Appassionata by Eva Hoffman (Other Press)
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (Other Press)
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James (Avon A)
The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey (Harper Perennial)
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz (Voice)
While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarty (Hyperion)
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (Picador)
Cost by Roxana Robinson (Picador)
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (Picador)
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October is National Reading Group Month

NEW YORK – September 24, 2009

To celebrate the joy of shared reading and encourage more people to get involved in reading groups, the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) has designated October as National Reading Group Month (NRGM). October 2009 will be the third annual celebration.

Festivities will include events with a host of favorite book club authors. These will take place across the nation in each of the Association’s ten chapter cities: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and the newly formed Charlotte, North Carolina chapter.
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National Reading Group Month
WNBA successfully launched National Reading Group Month in October 2007 with author programs in each of its chapters.

Part of WNBA’s mission is “to promote reading and the value of books,” so WNBA is delighted with the success in response to the first-ever National Reading Group Month. “Reading groups inspire, transform and educate. They foster community and instill an appreciation for the written word,” reflected Laurie Beckelman, immediate past president of the WNBA.
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WNBA Announces Winners of 2008 Pannell Award
The Women’s National Book Association is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Lucile Micheels Pannell Award given annually since 1983 to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities in ways that bring books and young people together. The winner in the General Bookstore category is Kepler’s Books and Magazines in Menlo Park, CA; the winner in the Children’s Specialty Store category is The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT. Honorable Mention is awarded to Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, Fl.

A jury of five book industry professionals deliberated for four weeks, then selected the winners based on creativity, responsiveness to community needs and an understanding of young readers. Jurors noted that the staff at Kepler’s has done
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Women’s National Book Association Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary By Designating October as National Reading Group Month

For immediate release Contact:

Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations,Women’s National Book Association,
212-208-4629 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              212-208-4629      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, publicity at bookbuzz.com or Jill Tardiff, National Reading Group Month Committee Chair, Women’s National Book Association,201-656-7220, jtardiff-wnbanational at att.net The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is pleased to announce the launch of National Reading Group Month (NRGM) in October 2007 to mark the 90th anniversary of the Association’s founding.

“Part of WNBA’s mission is to promote reading and the value of books, so we are proud to organize the first-ever National Reading Group Month. Reading groups inspire, transform and educate. They foster community and instill an appreciation for the written word,” says Laurie Beckelman, president of the WNBA.
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