BTW Articles

30 Jun

BTW News Briefs

W.S. Merwin named poet laureate; ABA Partnership with Google in New York Times; Ingram Publisher Services adds three clients; WNBA Pannell Award installs new chair; Audiobook sales increase; Marie Johns becomes SBA deputy administrator; Midwest Booksellers Association on the move

Read More
08 Jul

Indies Key Part of Grove's Long-Term Plan for Matterhorn

For Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War to get noticed, and to overcome any resistance readers might have to a doorstop book on an unpopular war, Grove/Atlantic had to cut through a “very noisy world,” said Morgan Entrekin, the company's president and publisher.

Read More
08 Jul

Pannell Award-Winning Little Shop of Stories Turns Five

Decatur's Little Shop of Stories, which turned five on July 1, is celebrating with a  party and a special month-long promotion.

Read More
14 Jul

Harper’s Magazine “New Books” Columnist on His New Relationship With Indie Bookstores

Harper's Magazine  “New Books” columnist Benjamin Moser talks about his new column and why he's making his reviews available to indie booksellers via BookWeb.org.

Read More
14 Jul

Alamosa Books: Three Months In

Elizabeth and Sean Anker opened their children’s bookstore in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 3. "We have anything a teenager or younger is going to need or want to read,” said Elizabeth Anker.

Read More
15 Jul

Retail Bookstore Sales Dip Again in May

May retail sales at bookstores were off by 2.6 percent, compared with May 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

Read More
21 Jul

Sidelines That Sell

Standout sidelines – whether they’re laminated stamp bookmarks, quality fair trade journals, or flip toys – usually sell themselves.

Read More
21 Jul

Celebrating 30 Years of Murder and Mayhem

Since McKenna Jordan bought Houston's Murder By the Book last year, she's had a lot to celebrate. Despite the recession, business is up 10 percent, and in August the store will mark its 30th anniversary.

Read More
22 Jul

Bluestockings: Books, Events, and Activism on NYC's Lower East Side

With its nightly readings, fair trade café, comfortable couches, and 8,000 titles largely focused on women/LGBTQ/genderqueer issues, Bluestockings has established itself as an indispensable New York cultural venue.

Read More
29 Jul

Turns Out There’s a Lot in a Name

JoAnne Kohler never expected national press interest in her decision to change her bookstore’s name from Tea Party Bookshop. Now, after coverage ranging from the Washington Post to NPR, she’s looking forward to the name change, scheduled for August 15.

Read More

Pages

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Contact

PRESS INQUIRIES: press@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

 

 

Copyright 2024 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement