BTW Articles

24 Jun

Meyer Wins Xtreme Scholarship

Scott Meyer of Merritt Books in Millbrook, New York, has won a scholarship to the National Association of College Stores (NACS) Xtreme! 2010 retail education program.

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12 Aug

Consignment Continues to Grow at Bookstores

 As stores look to the future of bookselling, an increasing number are establishing consignment relationships with publishers. Boulder Book Store and Water Street Bookstore are two of the latest to enter into a consignment arrangement with publisher Chelsea Green.

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28 Jun

U.K. Booksellers Show Off IndieBound Pride

After adopting the IndieBound program in May, independent bookstores throughout the United Kingdom had their IndieBound signs, shirts, and logos on display during Independent Booksellers Week.

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18 Aug

A New Home for Petunia's Place

Fresno children's bookstore Petunia's Place will celebrate its grand reopening on August 21 in the store's new location on North Palm Avenue. “We love the new location,” said co-owner Jean Fennacy.

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30 Jun

GetGlue Users Check In With IndieBound

The GetGlue iPhone app offers readers a new way to connect with the Indie Next List.

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18 Aug

Booksellers Prepare to Celebrate Mockingjay

Bookstores around the country will be open late on Monday night for customers who can't wait to get their hands on Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.

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01 Jul

Strong Websites Increase Indies' Reach

As a growing number of independent booksellers look to make their online presence a key part of their store identity, it is important to ensure that the bookstore website is as productive as possible.

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18 Aug

ABA to Offer Education at Fall Trade Shows

ABA will be offering education sessions in conjunction with the nine fall regional shows. Here's a look at what's planned for NEIBA, MBA, and NCIBA.

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07 Jul

Malaprop's Finds Sweet Spot With Twitter

After SIBA's Southern Social Networking Summit, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe set up a Twitter account. Manager Linda Barrett Knopp said it's one of the store's best moves.

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19 Aug

Arizona Bookseller Addresses State's Immigration Law

Changing Hands co-owner Gayle Shanks has spoken out against Arizona's new immigration law, and her customers are largely supportive.

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