BTW Articles

09 Dec

Califon’s Castle: A Magical Experience

Califon Book Shop’s handmade seven-foot, rotating castle, composed of cardboard, twine, sticks, and fairy lights,  attracts holiday shoppers and leaves the town’s youngest residents in awe.

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10 Feb

A Day for Divas to Shop Local

To boost Oskaloosa, Iowa’s buy local movement, Nancy Simpson of the Book Vault has partnered with other indie businesses to offer “A Day for Divas,” an afternoon of shopping, sampling, and indulging.

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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.

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01 Sep

Gulf Coast Booksellers Optimistic for Fall

Six weeks after the capping of the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, booksellers along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama reported varying effects on their businesses, but all said they were looking forward to the fall season.

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14 Oct

In Memory: Carla Cohen

Carla Cohen, founder and co-owner of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., died on October 11 of cancer. She was 74 years old.

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09 Dec

Indie Booksellers on Google eBooks: We’re Now in the Digital Game

On December 6, ABA announced that member stores with IndieCommerce websites could sell Google eBooks™ online. Booksellers from New York to California talked to BTW this week about what Google eBooks mean for their businesses and the perception of independent bookstores.

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10 Feb

Indies Partner to Open Store in Former Waldenbooks

Indie booksellers Susan Novotny and David Didriksen have teamed with Jeff Levy, owner of Wakefield Mall in Wakefield, Rhode Island, to open a new bookstore in a former Waldenbooks location.

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20 May

Mark Your Calendar: BEA Highlights

Here's a look at some of the educational programming, special events, and resources for booksellers at BookExpo America.
 

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20 May

Laura Bush Signs at Vroman's and That Bookstore in Blytheville

Former first lady Laura Bush signed copies of Spoken From the Heart last week at Vroman's Bookstore and spoke at lecture series hosted by That Bookstore in Blytheville.

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27 May

ABA IndieCommerce Sites to Offer Google Editions

Google Editions offers a "a new, exciting twist on e-books," ABA COO Len Vlahos told a standing-room-only audience at Tuesday afternoon's session featuring Tom Turvey, director of strategic partnerships for Google. The session was part of ABA's Day of Education, sponsored by Ingram.

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