BTW Articles

27 Feb

95th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled

The official 2014 Children’s Book Week poster commemorating the 95th year of the reading and literacy celebration, running this year from May 12 to 18, was designed by Robin Preiss Glasser, the award-winning illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series.

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20 Feb

Introducing a Community Sharing Space for Bookstore Display Ideas

Bookseller Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea, working in collaboration with ABA, has created two boards on Pinterest where booksellers can share ideas about displays and discover innovative ways to showcase books and sidelines in their stores.

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20 Feb

James Patterson Begins Distributing $1 Million to Indie Bookstores

Author James Patterson has begun fulfilling his promise to give away $1 million in grants to independent bookstores, distributing $267,000 to 55 bookstores across the country thus far.

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20 Feb

Color Experts Offer Creative Ideas for Bookstore Displays

Joann and Arielle Eckstut, authors of The Secret Language of Color, provided booksellers at Winter Institute 9 with a wealth of ideas and examples of the best ways to use color to perk up their stores and create eye-catching displays.

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12 Feb

Booksellers Present a Year of Children’s Book-Inspired Events

Winter Institute’s session “ABC Group Presents: A Year of In-Store Promotions” welcomed three panelists who offered an array of children’s book-inspired ideas and events for drawing customers to their stores throughout the calendar year.

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11 Feb

A Q&A With Willy Vlautin, Author of The Free, February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Willy Vlautin, author The Free, talks about the struggle of daily life in our country, the qualities of strength and persistence in his characters, and the influence of music and literature on his career.

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06 Feb

Booksellers Team With Educators, Publishers to Tackle Common Core Challenges

The Winter Institute session “ABC Group Presents: Using Common Core to Develop Your Community Profile” delved into the expanding relationship between independent booksellers and local educators and highlighted ways they can work together and with publishers on Common Core issues.

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05 Feb

Daily Candy Features Indie Next List

Daily Candy, an online resource for fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, and fun, has teamed with IndieBound to feature the full selection of bookseller-recommended titles from the Indie Next List each month.

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06 Feb

Bookseller Fosters Better Decision-Making With Decisive Offer

Crown Business is offering booksellers the opportunity to send a free copy of Decisive, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, to three local businesses. Before learning about the offer, Inklings Bookshop owner Susan Richmond gave, at the store’s expense, seven copies of Decisive to local city council members in Yakima, Washington. 

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30 Jan

ABA Announces Spring Forum Schedule

This spring, from March 5 to April 30, ABA will be traveling around the country to meet with booksellers at a series of forum programs held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations. All indie booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to attend.

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