BTW Articles

17 Feb

A Chat With the BA’s Meryl Halls

Meryl Halls, head of membership services for the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland, talks about her experience at Wi6, the value of collective brainstorming, the challenges facing booksellers in the U.K., e-books, and more.

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14 Apr

ABA Announces Day of Education Opening Speaker

Christopher J. Zane, a nationally noted entrepreneur and speaker, will be the opening plenary speaker at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, May 23, at BEA. The event is open to all BEA badged attendees.

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07 Jun

Extending the Sale: Non-book in the Children’s Department

At the session “Selling Non-book in the Children's Department," ABA President Becky Anderson of Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Illinois, moderated a panel discussion with Beth Puffer of Bank Street Bookstore in New York City and Andrea Vuleta of Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, California, about their ordering tactics and top picks for toys and games.

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03 Aug

MRM Elizabeth Nichols to Leave ABA

Elizabeth Nichols, a member relationship manager (MRM) at the American Booksellers Association, will be leaving ABA for a position closer to home. Booksellers in Nichols' regions can direct questions to Member Relationship Manager Kaitlin Pitcher.

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17 Feb

ABA Member Bookstores Eligible for Free BEA Badges

All ABA Regular Bookstore and Provisional members that register for BookExpo America 2011 are eligible for a number of free badges.

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20 Apr

Doodling for a Good Cause

Publishers have banded together to encourage booksellers to get involved in the May 12th celebration of Doodle Day to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder affecting one in 3,000 children.

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08 Jun

SFSU Bookstore Launches Buyback App

Last month San Francisco State University Bookstore launched an app to streamline their buyback process. A first in California, the buyback app allows SFSU students to scan the barcodes of used textbooks with their smartphone and instantly find out how much the bookstore will pay for their books.

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03 Aug

Domnitz Scholarship Open to ABACUS Participants

For the third year, the American Booksellers Association will award the Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship to attend the Winter Institute to the owner or an employee of a bookstore who submits the store’s 2010 financial data to the ABACUS-10 survey before the August 15 deadline.

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24 Feb

25 ABA Member Stores Open in 2010

Twenty-five ABA member bookstores opened in 2010, with several filling voids left by the closing of chain stores. The openings, and neighborhood response, suggest growing support for locally owned businesses, along with continued support for bricks-and-mortar stores.

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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.








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