BTW Articles

05 Feb

Sarah Lewis to Discuss Finding Success in Unlikely Places at Wi10 Breakfast Keynote

Next Tuesday at Winter Institute 10, author Sarah Lewis will discuss the many ways to turn setbacks into successes during the keynote talk “The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.”

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04 Feb

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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29 Jan

Point-of-Sale Systems in the Spotlight at Wi10

Booksellers looking for a better understanding of their current point-of-sale system and those looking for a new one are encouraged to attend the Winter Institute’s “Roundtable Discussion on POS Systems” and to visit with POS vendors participating in the Consultation Station.

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29 Jan

Wi10 Session to Highlight Planning Strategies for Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers will have the opportunity to attend a Winter Institute education session offering actionable tips and advice for planning successful participation in Independent Bookstore Day, which will be celebrated this year on Saturday, May 2.

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22 Jan

Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day’s Special Items

Booksellers making plans to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on May 2, 2015, should place their orders now for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise developed by publishers exclusively for the event. Orders are due by February 1.

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14 Jan

Booksellers Invited to Share Well Read’s Online Author Videos

Under a new partnership between ABA and the public television show Well Read, booksellers are invited to share short online author videos through their store websites, on social media, or in newsletters.

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15 Jan

Winter Institute: Hotel Deadline, Volunteer Assignments

With Winter Institute just four weeks away, volunteer booksellers should be on the lookout for their assignments and all booksellers should finalize their hotel reservations in Asheville.

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14 Jan

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in November

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 2.5 percent in November 2014 compared to November 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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13 Jan

Binc Accepting Applications for 2015 Academic Scholarships

The Binc Foundation Scholarship Program will award $200,000 in scholarships this year to booksellers and their families. Applications are due by February 27. 

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14 Jan

Absurdities of the Global War on Terror Inspire Rep. Steve Israel’s First Novel

Rep. Steve Israel’s first novel, The Global War on Morris, is a comical story about the sometimes absurd, but very real, responses of our government to terror threats, “real and perceived, serious and imagined.”

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