BTW Articles

07 Aug

Melville House to Lead The Morley Walk

On August 18, Melville House will be leading a marathon reading of Christopher Morley’s The Haunted Bookshop while taking members of the literary community on a walking bookstore tour.

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08 Aug

Media Coalition Files Amicus Brief Regarding Content-Based Tax

On Monday, members of the Media Coalition filed an amicus brief asking that the United States Supreme Court review a decision of the New York Court of Appeals that upheld a content-based tax on communication protected by the First Amendment.

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31 Jul

Planning for the Unpredictable: Recovering From a Disaster

To expedite recovery in the wake of a disaster or accident, it’s important that booksellers know the resources available to them and have as much of a plan in place as possible. Several booksellers whose businesses were severely damaged by disasters or accidents offer insights on what was most helpful in getting them back on their feet.

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01 Aug

Oblong’s Renovations Go Beyond the Bookstore in Millerton

Dick Hermans, co-owner of Oblong Books & Music, which has two locations in upstate New York, is wrapping up renovations to the Millerton store and is involved in a new project in the town.

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25 Jul

Binc Announces 2013 College Scholarship Winners

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has announced 32 grant recipients for its 2013 Academic Scholarship Program. Among the recipients of grants of $5,000 or $2,500 are eight students affiliated with ABA member bookstores.

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18 Jul

IndieCommerce’s New “Staff Reviews” Feature Receives an Enthusiastic Response

Last week’s launch of a Staff Reviews feature on IndieCommerce websites was met with positive feedback from booksellers, who were quick to put the new functionality to use.

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18 Jul

Quail Ridge Introduces New Owner

Last Friday, Nancy Olson, the owner of Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that Lisa Robie Poole would become the store’s new owner at the end of this month.

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18 Jul

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in May

May retail sales at bookstores dropped one percent compared to May 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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19 Jun

Two Iconic Bookstores Celebrate Big Anniversaries

The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle and City Lights Books in San Francisco –– iconic bookstores known for their well-curated inventory, numerous events, exceptional service, and welcoming ambiance –– will mark milestone anniversaries next week. With celebration preparations well underway, Elliott Bay owner Peter Aaron and City Lights publicity director Stacey Lewis reflected on their respective store’s longevity.

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27 Jun

Show Your Support and Win

Celebrate your independence by “liking” the American Booksellers Association and be entered in a drawing to win an IndieBound poster.

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