BTW Articles

27 Oct

Candlewick Announces CHIRP Scholarship Winner

Candlewick Press has named Marika McCoola of The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as the winner of its CHIRP scholarship to Winter Institute 7.

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05 Jan

Holiday Sales Bring Good Cheer

December brought double-digit sales improvements to some indie booksellers, increased online sales to others, and the reversal of a negative trend to another.

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02 Nov

With Private Sponsorship, Inkwood Hosts Author Events for Low-Income Students

Thanks to the sponsorship of a local law firm, Inkwood Books was able to donate 100 copies of Zora and Me and to host the book’s authors at two events aimed at students from low-income schools.

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11 Jan

Waldo Comes to Main Street

Candlewick Press and ABA are partnering to bring “Find Waldo Local” to Main Street USA this July. Indie booksellers nationwide are invited to host a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo throughout local businesses. The community-wide event was developed to help spread the Shop Local message.

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08 Mar

Around Indies

Nantucket Bookworks takes over operations of Mitchell’s Book Corner; Copperfield’s gets yarn stormed; Star Ledger reports on indie booksellers’ multifaceted approach; Atlanta InTown lists area bookstores adapting; Posman named Best Bookstore by New York Magazine

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03 Nov

Teen Reviews Help Make Better Booksellers

To find out if teenagers still love the undead, want more werewolves or something else, some indie booksellers ask teens to write their own reviews, which are posted in-store or in e-newsletters.

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12 Jan

An Interview With Historian and Wi7 Plenary Speaker Douglas Brinkley

Wednesday at Wi7 will be capped by an interview of award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, by Bob Minzesheimer of USA Today. Here Brinkley talks about the heroes and bad faith players in Hurricane Katrina, indie booksellers’ role in the area’s economic recovery, and his upcoming titles.

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14 Mar

Tech Talk: Pinterest for Online Window-Shopping and More

Several indie booksellers who have made Pinterest part of their social media marketing efforts have found it easy and fun to use and better than Twitter for connecting with customers.

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22 Sep

Farley’s Bookshop Goes Big With Small Presses

A consignment arrangement with small presses has enabled Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania, to build a deeper inventory selection that has grown customer interest and the store’s bottom line.

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