BTW Articles

01 May

Introducing Maria Rodriguez, ABA’s New Administrative Office Assistant

Maria Rodriguez, ABA’s newest staff member, will be providing office support and membership assistance.

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23 Apr

Children’s Institute Sheds Light on Literacy and Child Development

A session presented at this month’s ABC Children’s Institute provided booksellers with a comprehensive understanding of child development and how various types of books can foster early learning and literacy.

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16 Apr

Kobo Writing Life Events Strengthen Relationships Between Indies and Self-Published Authors

Events sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, Kobo’s do-it-yourself e-book publishing platform, have been a success in drawing both authors and customers to local independent bookstores around the country.

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16 Apr

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in February

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 6.8 percent in February 2014 compared to February 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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10 Apr

Around Indies

Book Den owner marks 35 Years; Rizzoli plans for move; Left Bank hosts Party at Police Station

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10 Apr

Bank Square and Monte Cristo Featured in Connecticut’s The Day

An editorial in Connecticut’s The Day noted that Bank Square’s expansion last October from 3,000 to 4,800 square feet and Monte Cristo’s opening in December of 2012 “are reason for optimism about the future of books and bookstores hereabouts.”

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10 Apr

McLean & Eakin’s Short Story Contest in Its 20th Year

To create a stronger bond with area children and to foster reading and writing starting at a young age, McLean & Eakin founders Julie Norcross and Karen Lang started an annual Short Story Contest that is now in its 20th year.

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03 Apr

Around Indies

Changing Hands celebrates 40 years; Beach Books honored; Anderson’s sold? April Fools’!; Santoro’s finds new owners

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03 Apr

Working With Hotels to Provide Bookish Amenities

Strand Book Store and Porter Square Books are among the indie bookstores that have found opportunity in working with hotels to provide a customized library, a literary amenity, or an event that helps strengthen relationships to other local businesses.

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03 Apr

McNally Jackson to Host Dramatic Reading for Indies First Storytime Day

For Indies First Storytime Day, this May 17, New York City’s McNally Jackson will host several middle grade authors who will perform a dramatic reading of the beloved Norton Juster title The Phantom Tollbooth (Knopf Books for Young Readers).

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