BTW Articles

03 Oct

Banned Books Week 2013: Another Success

Conversations about censorship and First Amendment rights filled indie bookstores across the country during last week’s celebration of the 31st annual Banned Books Week.

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03 Oct

Around Indies

Booksellers on Fountain Square opens; Bank Square to expand; Tattered Cover to stay in LoDo; Page One looks for new location; Seminary Co-op’s Jack Cella to retire

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02 Oct

NetGalley Makes It Easy to Nominate to Indie Next Lists

NetGalley has launched a new feature that enables ABA member booksellers to nominate titles to the Indie Next Lists via its galley review program.

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26 Sep

Around Indies

New Maryland bookstore has international impact; New Orleans bookstores featured in Gambit; Book Bin to open second location; Acorn Books celebrates first anniversary

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26 Sep

The Bookshelf and Gallery: A South Georgia Staple

A part of Thomasville, Georgia, since 1984, The Bookshelf and Gallery has undergone many transformations but has always maintained its same purpose, said co-owner Annie Jones, “to celebrate good books and good conversations in a small-town setting.”

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26 Sep

SBS: Rally Your Neighborhood and Receive Activation Kit

Stores that sign up to participate in Small Business Saturday’s “Rally Your Neighborhood” program will be eligible to receive a SBS Activation Kit –– which includes branded balloons, banners, tote bags, and more –– while supplies last.

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25 Sep

Seattle Gift Show Offers Free Admission to Winter Institute Attendees

Booksellers who are in Seattle before the start of the Winter Institute can visit the Seattle Gift Show free of charge. The wholesale trade show runs from Saturday, January 18, through Tuesday, January 21, at the Washington State Convention Center.

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24 Sep

Kirkus Reviews Celebrates With Literary Tour Giveaway Contest

In celebration of its 80th birthday, Kirkus Reviews is hosting a contest to give away a literary tour of New York City, including gift certificates to several of the area’s independent bookstores.

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19 Sep

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

July retail sales at bookstores decreased by 6.3 percent compared to July 2012, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. Year-to-date sales are down 2.1 percent compared to the same period last year.

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18 Sep

Colorado Bookstores Suffer Minimal Flood Damage

Though last week’s torrential rain in Colorado’s Front Range led to catastrophic flooding across 17 counties, the worst damage to Colorado booksellers has been in lost sales.

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