BTW Articles

31 Jul

Communities Celebrate Finale of Third Annual Find Waldo Local

As customers enjoy treats and prizes at parties concluding July’s celebration of Find Waldo Local, MSNBC’s Your Business is visiting two indie bookstores to report on the buy local spirit fostered by the event.

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31 Jul

A Special Membership Promotion for Used Bookstores

Used bookstores can join ABA between August 1 and September 30, 2014, at half the regular rate. Benefits of membership include education and networking opportunities, advocacy, and discounted products and services.

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16 Jul

Browseabout Books Finds Tremendous Support for Teens’ Reading Rights

In response to the removal of Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a high school reading list, Browseabout Books is giving away copies, which have been donated by community members, book industry partners, and readers of AfterEllen.

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24 Jul

California Hits Bestseller Lists as Amazon, Hachette Continue Dispute

In the midst of the ongoing dispute between Amazon and Hachette Book Group, Stephen Colbert’s call for his fans to buy Edan Lepucki’s California at independent bookstores has landed the title on both the New York Times and National Indie Bestseller lists.

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24 Jul

A Q&A With Tim Godfray of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland

Tim Godfray, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland, visited ABA’s office this week and sat down with BTW to discuss independent bookselling in the U.K., its current challenges, and its most successful promotions. 

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24 Jul

Malaprop’s Teams With Hometown Author on Special Promotion

Readers who preorder signed, personalized copies of Alan Gratz’s The League of Seven from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café will receive a specially printed, numbered chapbook featuring a short story prequel to the trilogy. 

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17 Jul

Windy City Celebrates Chicago Independent Bookstore Day

Nine stores across the city offered book giveaways, raffles, tasty treats, and discounts to excited customers during Chicago Independent Bookstore Day on July 12.

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17 Jul

Titcomb’s Is the Source for Signed Lemony Snicket Titles This Summer

Readers looking for signed, personalized copies of Lemony Snicket books from Hachette this summer can order titles exclusively from Titcomb’s Bookshop.

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15 Jul

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in May

Retail sales at bookstores were down by 7.6 percent in May 2014 compared to May 2013, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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09 Jul

Winter Institute Design Contest: An Opportunity for Booksellers to Show Their Creativity

ABA is looking for an original, bookseller-created design for use on T-shirts at Winter Institute 2015. The Winter Institute Design Contest, celebrating the past 10 years of learning, networking, and friendships, is open to owners and staff at all ABA member stores.

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