BTW Articles

03 Apr

Sign Up Now for Bookseller/Publisher Networking Opportunities at BEA

ABA member booksellers are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of two new opportunities to network with publishers at BEA: Meet the Editor Meetings and One-on-One Publisher Meetings.

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26 Mar

Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! Returns for Second Year

This week, the ABC Children’s Group at ABA announced the return of Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!, the national summer reading program for kids, open to all ABA member bookstores.

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26 Mar

Forum in San Francisco Sunday: Final Events in April in White Plains and Boston

ABA’s Spring Forum schedule continues this Sunday with a program in San Francisco in conjunction with NCIBA’s Spring Gathering and concludes at the end of April with events in White Plains, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.

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26 Mar

Sign-up Required for ABA Special Events at BEA

Preregistration is required for select ABA and ABC Children’s Group programming at this year’s BookExpo America, including two new events designed to provide booksellers with more opportunities to network with publishers.

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20 Mar

Kobo News & Updates: Promotions and Events for Everyone

Here is news of a Kobo Kids promotion extension, the Kobo Arc price promotion and March content promotions, and successful Kobo Writing Life events.

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20 Mar

Around Indies

Carmichael’s Bookstore featured; Square Books hosts visiting bookseller; Odyssey celebrates Jane Yolen; Newly merged bookstores hold grand opening; Giovanni’s Room plans for future; Booksy Galore opens in Pound Ridge

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13 Mar

ABA Programming at BookExpo America Unveiled

Today, ABA announced its educational programming and special events for BookExpo America 2014 via a dedicated mini-site on BookWeb.org. This year’s ABA programming will take place over all four days of the show, from Wednesday, May 28, to Saturday, May 31, at the Javits Convention Center.

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13 Mar

Finding Opportunity in the Changing Workplace

At the Winter Institute advanced learning session “Managing the Changing Workplace,” Ryan Coonerty, co-founder of the shared-workspace community NextSpace and co-author of The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit From the Changing Workplace, discussed the opportunities and challenges facing bookstore owners and managers amidst a workplace environment in transition.

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13 Mar

January Retail Sales at Bookstores Down

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 6.9 percent in January 2014 compared to January 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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06 Mar

Around Indies

Bookmans awards $21,000 to publicly funded Arizona schools; Left Bank co-owner featured; The Wild Detectives opens in Dallas; Second Tattered Cover opens in Denver International; Bookstores celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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