BTW Articles

11 Sep

Time to Get Organized: The Indies First Movement Expands

The Indies First movement has grown into a full-time campaign with plenty of ways for ABA members to participate. This year’s celebration of all things local will again feature a variety of special offers from publishers, author events, and more. In addition, in response to booksellers’ input, the program’s message to consumers has been strengthened and streamlined and the participation process is easier.

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04 Sep

Politics & Prose Does Indies Proud at National Book Festival

Being the sole bookseller for the 14th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival “far exceeded our expectations,” said Politics & Prose co-owner Bradley Graham.

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04 Sep

Bookends & Beginnings Creates a Community Gathering Place

Husband-and-wife team Jeff Garrett and Nina Barrett welcomed their first customers through the doors of Bookends & Beginnings earlier this year and the store is now well on its way to becoming a welcoming social space for the surrounding community. 

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04 Sep

David Mitchell Talks About The Bone Clocks, September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

David Mitchell, the author of The Bone Clocks, recently spoke with Bookselling This Week about the inspiration for his latest bestseller, some of the characters readers might recognize from previous novels, and his own experience working in a bookstore.

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27 Aug

Napa Bookstores Clean Up, Assess Damage Following Earthquake

Copperfield’s Books’ Napa branch and Napa Bookmine are on the mend after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked both stores and sent hundreds of books tumbling to their floors. 

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21 Aug

BookPeople’s Bookstore Day Strikes Chord With Local Community

BookPeople’s first National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation celebrated the local spirit of Austin, Texas, during one of the store’s quieter sales seasons. “We got terrific local press,” said co-owner Steve Bercu, and “we were the number-one pick in the daily paper for what to do over the weekend.”

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20 Aug

Videos, Handouts From Institute Sessions Bring Learning to the Bookstore

As a benefit of ABA membership, booksellers have unlimited access to all session videos and handouts from 2014’s ABC Children’s Institute, as well as handouts and select videos from Winter Institute 9 and other educational resources. 

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20 Aug

Regionals to Collaborate on 2015 National Independent Bookstore Day

The nine regional bookseller associations announced late last week that they were partnering to collaboratively support a national Independent Bookstore Day on May 2, 2015. 

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14 Aug

Collected Works Displays Authors United Ad, Window Cling to Foster Conversations

Customers entering Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this week are being greeted by a display of the Authors United ad that ran in the August 10 edition of the New York Times.

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14 Aug

Politics & Prose to Showcase Fellow Indies at National Book Festival

At this month’s National Book Festival, official bookseller Politics & Prose will be sharing the spotlight with fellow indie bookstores through a specially created wallpaper showcasing all of ABA’s member stores.

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