BTW Articles

26 Sep

ABC Best Books Catalog to Begin Arriving Next Week

The 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will soon be arriving in stores. To help booksellers with ordering, titles and bibliographic information are available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

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28 Sep

Writer-in-Residence Program Leads to Two Indies Introduce Debuts

Two authors whose debuts were chosen by booksellers for the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program were beneficiaries of the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence program.

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28 Sep

Ordering Opens October 1 on Many Indies First Publisher Specials, More to Come

ABA member stores can once again take advantage of specials on a wide array of Indies First frontlist and backlist titles.

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28 Sep

Volunteers Help Next Page Books Weather Flood

Before the Cedar River crested on Tuesday, Next Page Books moved its inventory and furniture to a safe location with the help of volunteers.  

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21 Sep

Northshire Bookstore Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

On Saturday, September 17, publishers, authors, friends, and staff gathered at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, for a dinner and cocktail celebration in honor of the shop’s 40th anniversary. 

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21 Sep

Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce Signup Open

Booksellers who are planning to participate in the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce program should sign up now and make a note to stop by ABA’s booth at the regional trade shows to check out the newest crop of titles.

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15 Sep

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 0.9 percent in July 2016 compared to July 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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21 Sep

Jack and Allie’s Celebrates Islamic Culture

Barbara Kahn, owner of Jack and Allie’s children’s bookstore in Vernon, Connecticut, is making a special effort to engage the area’s Muslim population by carrying books reflecting the Muslim faith and hosting Islamic events for kids.

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21 Sep

Four Booksellers Recognized by PW as Rising Stars

Wintaye Gebru of Left Bank Books was one of five finalists for this year’s PW Star Watch program; three other indie booksellers were among the program’s 40 honorees.

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21 Sep

Start Planning for Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Now is the time for booksellers to start making arrangements to host authors as honorary booksellers for Indies First on Small Business Saturday, which is just nine weeks away.

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