BTW Articles

14 Dec

Single Tweet From Porter Square Books Leads to Hundreds of Book Recommendations

Requests poured in over Thanksgiving weekend after Porter Square Books sent out a simple tweet: “You there! Yes, you. You need a book. Tell us a little about yourself & we’ll find the right book.”

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14 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in October

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1 percent in October 2016 compared to October 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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14 Dec

Bookstores Reap Benefits of Ingram’s Booklove, Consolidated Ordering

This year, indie booksellers have taken maximum advantage of several programs and services from Ingram Content Group, including the Booklove 2.0 rebate program and consolidated ordering.

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07 Dec

Winter Institute Workshop to Teach Key Competencies for Effective Leadership

Here, Amanda Cebula and Thomas Stanley of the Kansas Leadership Center discuss what booksellers can expect to learn during the Leadership Workshop for Owners and Managers at next month’s Winter Institute.

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01 Dec

Children’s Institute Scholarship Application Open Until January 31

ABA is currently accepting applications for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2017 ABC Children’s Institute, to be held in April in Portland, Oregon.

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07 Dec

Publishers Invited to Promote Special Offers in Book Buyer’s Handbook

ABA is encouraging publishers, distributors, and wholesalers to list details about current special offers in the ABA Book Buyer’s Handbook, a valued resource for indie booksellers.

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30 Aug

The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Bookstore Pets

With bookstore companions ranging from cuddly cats and friendly dogs to guinea pigs, birds, and potbellied pigs, indie booksellers around the country foster a sense of warmth and community in their stores while also setting themselves apart.

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10 Oct

Miami Book Fair International Co-founder Mitchell Kaplan Reflects on the Event’s 30 Years

More than 250,000 people are expected to flock to this November’s Miami Book Fair International, which was first held 30 years ago, when “Miami was a fairly bleak place,” said event co-founder Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books.

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22 Nov

Special Offer From Baker & Taylor Helps Indies Prepare for Holidays

Through December 3, booksellers can take advantage of a special offer from Baker & Taylor designed to help ABA member bookstores make the most of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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22 Nov

Books & Books Westhampton Beach to Close

Books & Books Westhampton Beach will close on November 26 after eight years in business.

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