BTW Articles

08 Sep

From Circus to Ape House: An Interview With Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen talks about her latest novel, Ape House, her research into bonobo culture and inter-primate communication, and the writing process.

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09 Sep

Videochat Builds Enthusiasm for Little Princes

With the help of technology, publisher William Morrow has begun building excitement for the January release of Conor Grennan’s memoir, Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.

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15 Sep

Coffee With a Bookseller at Warwick’s

On the second Tuesday morning of every month, Warwick’s hosts “Coffee With a Bookseller.” The store serves free coffee and scones, and staff member Seth Marko leads customers on a “casual, informal journey” through new releases and Warwick’s staff picks.

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16 Sep

Retail Bookstore Sales Slip in July

July retail sales at bookstores slipped for the fourth month in a row. July 2010 sales were off by 2.35 percent, compared with July 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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16 Sep

Roebling Point Bookstore to Open This Fall

Keen Communications, the Covington, Kentucky-based publisher of imprints Menasha Ridge Press, Wilderness Press, and Clerisy Press, will soon be opening a general bricks-and-mortar bookstore.

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16 Sep

ASTRA Launches Neighborhood Toy Store Day

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association is encouraging ABA members to help promote the inaugural celebration of Neighborhood Toy Store Day, set for November 13.

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22 Sep

New ABA Dues Structure to Benefit New Stores

ABA recently announced the launch of a new dues structure set to go into effect on February 1. The changes include two new dues categories with reduced dues – used bookstores and new stores. The new stores category includes both newly opened stores and new members.

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23 Sep

Film Company Offers Promos, Giveaways

To help booksellers capitalize on the October 29 movie release of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Music Box Films is offering free passes, a free documentary, and a chance for consumers to win a trip to Sweden.

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30 Sep

The Moth Loves Its Georgia Locals

Novelist George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth storytelling series and The Moth Radio Hour on NPR, is setting out on a 14-city tour across Georgia to spread the word that the independent bookstore is an “unmatched local resource.”

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30 Sep

Octavia Books Turns 10

New Orleans’ Octavia Books celebrates its 10th anniversary on October 16. The bookstore invites all of its customers and friends for a big afternoon party with champagne and cake.

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