BTW Articles

18 Jun

M. Judson to Showcase Local Food, Wares, and History

More than two years in the making, M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers is set to open this summer in Greenville, South Carolina. The shop will feature a focused inventory, robust events programming, artisan goods, and locally sourced food and beverages.

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18 Jun

On the Move: Booksellers Offer Insights on the Process of Relocating

A rite of passage for many bookstore owners and managers is a move of their bricks-and-mortar business into a new location. Here, three booksellers share their experiences with packing up, moving out, and setting up in new spaces.

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10 Jun

Regional Bookseller Essay Collection to Benefit Binc

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a nine-book series of independent bookseller essays, to be published by Unbridled Books, will go to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Booksellers are invited to submit essays through October 1.

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11 Jun

Pride Month Inspires Events and Festivities at Indie Bookstores

June marks LGBT Pride Month, and booksellers across the nation are planning in-store events and displays to recognize and celebrate their vibrant and diverse gay and lesbian communities this month — and year-round.

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11 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 0.6 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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09 Jun

NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon to Retire

Hut Landon, the longtime executive director for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, is retiring after 16 years as the regional association’s executive director. The NCIBA board has appointed a search committee to find Landon’s successor.

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03 Jun

BEA 2015: Bookseller/Publisher Connections, Special Author Events & More

Hundreds of booksellers who were in New York City last week for BookExpo America took advantage of ABA programming to meet face-to-face with publishing staff, enjoy special author signings in the Member Lounge, and network with bookselling colleagues.

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04 Jun

2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Unveiled

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

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29 May

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Plans for 2016

The second annual Independent Bookstore Day will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, the event’s organizers announced on Friday.

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21 May

Elm Street Books Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest goes to Elm Street Books in New Canaan, Connecticut, for its creative window display inspired by the official Children’s Book Week poster.

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