BTW Articles

26 Jun

Etsy Begins Wholesale Program for Artisan Wares

Etsy, the popular online source for unique, handcrafted products, has launched a wholesale venture that allows retailers to buy items in quantity for sale in brick-and-mortar locations.

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26 Jun

Winter Book Bucks Winners Receive Gift Certificates to Indie Stores

Fifty students have each been awarded a $100 gift certificate to be used to purchase books at an ABA member bookstore as part of author James Patterson’s Winter Book Bucks program.

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18 Jun

Bookstores Featured in Media Coverage of Patterson Grants

With just over half of the funds distributed thus far in author James Patterson’s $1 million campaign to help independent bookstores, booksellers are making local news from coast to coast with stories about how they are putting the grants to use.  

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19 Jun

Changing Hands Celebrates Opening in Phoenix

Changing Hands welcomed the public through the doors of its new location in Phoenix, Arizona, with a soft-opening celebration on May 30. The nearly 5,000-square-foot bookstore features dark walls and shelving, concrete floors, and exposed ceiling ducts, as well as First Draft, a 30-seat beer, wine, and coffee bar.

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19 Jun

One Book At A Time Aims to Pair Children With Book Donors at Indie Stores

The Family-to-Family poverty relief organization is inviting booksellers nationwide to become involved in its One Book At A Time literacy project, which links book donors with children in need.

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19 Jun

Teaching for Change, Supporters React to Limbaugh Slam

The Teaching for Change Bookstore in Washington, D.C., was called racist and bigoted by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show for not carrying copies of his children’s books, but the store is receiving words of support from across the country.

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12 Jun

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in April

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1.3 percent in April 2014 compared to April 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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11 Jun

A Q&A With Laura McBride, Author of the #1 June Indie Next List Pick We Are Called to Rise

Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise, recently spoke to BTW about how she developed three wildly different characters, what drew her to the varied and lively setting of Las Vegas, and her love for indie bookstores.

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11 Jun

Industry Experts Weigh in on Common Core at BEA

Expert panelists gathered last month at BookExpo America to discuss both how the Common Core State Standards will affect booksellers, librarians, and publishers and what opportunities this change presents for the book industry.

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12 Jun

A Look at Coverage to Date of the Hachette-Amazon Dispute

As national media outlets continue to address the Hachette-Amazon controversy, ABA has developed a resource list of news reports, bookseller responses, author comments, and more to help inform the independent bookselling community and its supporters.

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