BTW Articles

09 Apr

Bancard and Basil Announce Partnership

With Bancard Systems and Basil Bookseller Software now fully integrated, Basil users can take advantage of Bancard’s special ABA rate package.

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02 Apr

Party Planning Underway for Independent Bookstore Day

In-store celebrations for the first annual Independent Bookstore Day on May 2 run the gamut from a Mad Hatter tea party to a literary trivia challenge to a live writing competition. 

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02 Apr

Little City Books Prepares for May Opening

A joint project of Kate Jacobs, Donna Garban, and Emmanuelle Morgen, Little City Books will open on May 2, Independent Bookstore Day, with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

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26 Mar

Small Press Profile: Charlesbridge Offers a Diverse List for Lifelong Learning

Bookselling This Week talks with Charlesbridge, which produces high-quality, engaging books that promote discovery, wonder, and a positive world view.

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26 Mar

Literary Hub Gears Up for April 8 Launch

With ever-changing content, including essays, excerpts, interviews, and bookstore profiles, Literary Hub is poised to become a daily go-to website for readers engaged in the literary world.

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25 Mar

Lower AmEx Rate Now Available Through Bancard

Bookstores working with Bancard Systems, the American Booksellers Association’s affiliated credit card processing company, will be seeing lower rates for accepting American Express credit cards. 

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24 Mar

In Case You Missed It: What POS Vendors Are Doing to Prepare Booksellers for EMV Chip Cards

Here, six point-of-sale (POS) vendors provide an update on their work to help booksellers transition to EMV chip card technology by fall 2015.

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26 Mar

Despite Small Footprint, Wild Iris Delivers Big on Mission

As Florida’s only feminist bookstore, Wild Iris Books goes well beyond its four walls to create a place for social, cultural, and educational events that celebrate diversity and originality.

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18 Mar

NAIBA and NEIBA to Host “All About Events” Retreat

Two regional associations are banding together to present the “All About Events” retreat next month for bookstore owners and managers looking to fine-tune their event-planning skills with the help of fellow booksellers.

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17 Mar

Children’s Book Week Display Contest, Toolkit Details Announced

In celebration of the 96th annual Children’s Book Week, running this year from May 4 to 10, booksellers are once again invited to participate in the Children’s Book Week Display Contest.

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