BTW Articles

20 Nov

Wi9 Action Required: Authors and ARCs, the Consultation Station, and the Seattle Gift Show

Before the holiday season starts in earnest, here are a few items for booksellers’ attention in connection with Winter Institute 2014, which convenes from January 21–24 at the Westin Seattle.

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21 Nov

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in September

After months of decline, September retail sales at bookstores were up by 6.3 percent compared to September 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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21 Nov

Introducing Matthew Zoni, ABA’s New ABC Children’s Group Manager

This week, ABA welcomed Matthew Zoni as the new ABC Children’s Group Manager. Zoni comes to the association with more than a decade of bookselling experience and a passion for children’s literature.

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14 Nov

Around Indies

Great American indies highlighted; Harborwalk books returns to Georgetown; Nicola’s wins Gladwell appearance; DIESEL gets mobbed; The Book House turns to community

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14 Nov

Indies First Spreads to Italy

The Indies First movement started in the U.S. by Sherman Alexie has spread to Venice, Italy, where it will also be celebrated on November 30.

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13 Nov

Teen Advisory Groups Empower YA Readers

A growing number of booksellers are finding that teen advisory groups are both a great way to engage young adults in the literary community and to promote YA sales.

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13 Nov

Binc to Benefit From Sales of Stkr.it

Bookstores can support the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by ordering Stkr.it, a new product that enables consumers to connect personal digital recordings to books and other items.

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06 Nov

Brooklyn’s Indie Bookstores Featured on 2014 Calendar

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers has published a 2014 calendar featuring a different Brooklyn independent bookstore each month.

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07 Nov

Ellerkamp’s “Buy Local” Shopping Bags, Other Products on Sale

In anticipation of Small Business Saturday and Indies First, W.G. Ellerkamp is offering special, limited-time discounts on “Buy Local” shopping bags and select products.  

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30 Oct

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in August

August retail sales at bookstores were down by 4.5 percent compared to August 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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