BTW Articles

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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13 Aug

Annie Philbrick Shares Her Bookselling Story With Teenreads

Earlier this summer, Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books talked with The Book Report Network’s Teenreads about becoming a bookstore owner, the store’s role within the coastal community, and her favorite — and least favorite — parts of the job.

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14 Aug

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in June

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 7.5 percent in June 2014 compared to June 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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07 Aug

A Q&A with Malcolm Brooks, Author of the #1 August Indie Next List Pick, Painted Horses

Malcolm Brooks, author of Painted Horses, recently spoke to BTW about what inspired his interest in history and archaeology, how he views the struggle of sacred spaces versus human progress, and how his interests came together in vivid detail in his debut novel.

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06 Aug

Blue Willow Finds New Uses for Staff Reviews

Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas, has developed a storewide system to make staff reviews of new and upcoming titles available to fellow booksellers at the store, allowing for staff to easily post them on the store’s website, turn them into shelf-talkers, and share them with customers on the sales floor.

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06 Aug

Prairie Books & Gifts’ Commercial Campaign Wins Regional Emmy

A TV commercial campaign developed for Prairie Books & Gifts in Hastings, Nebraska, has garnered a great response from customers and has won a regional Emmy for its music composition. 

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06 Aug

Bank Square Books to Open New Store in Nearby Westerly

Bank Square Books will be opening a new two-level bookstore with a small café in Westerly, Rhode Island, as part of a joint project with area developers.

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31 Jul

Four Stores Add New Locations

Four ABA members are opening branch stores within a few weeks of each other this summer: Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky; Village House of Books in Los Gatos, California; Green Apple Books in San Francisco; and Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver.

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