BTW Articles

17 Aug

Kobo Unveils Two New eReaders

On August 17, Kobo announced the release of two new eReaders: the Kobo Aura ONE and the Kobo Aura Edition 2, which will be available starting September 6. 

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15 Aug

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in June

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 5 percent in June 2016 compared to June 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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04 Aug

Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog from now until August 31 via an order form on

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02 Aug

Best Practices for Buying and Selling Graphic Novels

ABC Children’s Institute panelists offered tips for buying and shelving manga and graphic novels, as well as suggestions for responding to resistance from skeptical parents and educators.

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03 Aug

Communities Celebrate Finale of Fifth Find Waldo Local

The fifth annual celebration of Find Waldo Local wrapped up over the weekend as indie bookstores hosted parties featuring snacks, prizes, and live Waldo scavenger hunts.

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01 Aug

Earn an Extra Registration Spot for Wi12 With #INLAugust

Bookstores taking part in the Indie Next List Years of Discovery display contest have until August 31 to share photos of their August Indie Next List title displays; September displays must be shared by September 9.

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27 Jul

Books Inc. Branch Debuts in Santa Clara

The Santa Clara Square Marketplace, where the newest Books Inc. branch is located, held a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, July 26.

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25 Jul

Twitter Opens Verification Process to All Users

Twitter has launched an online application process to allow accounts to receive verified status, which helps users identify the authentic accounts of various people and organizations.

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26 Jul

Bookworks Customer Wins June Indie Next List Great Reads Giveaway

The winner of the Indie Next List Great Reads giveaway for June is Laura Murray of Sunriver, Oregon, who picked up her Indie Next List flier and entry coupon at The Bookworks in Pacific Grove, California.

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22 Jul

Creating Inviting, Inclusive Spaces for People With Special Needs

Booksellers shared best practices for ensuring all customers, particularly those with disabilities, feel at home in their stores during an education session at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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