BTW Articles

29 Apr

Booksellers Move Ahead With Plans Refined With Help of “Shark Tank”

Three booksellers who presented ideas for changes to their business models at a Winter Institute advanced learning session are working to make their plans a reality.

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01 May

California Bookstore Day Celebrations Set to Kick Off

On Saturday, May 3, more than 90 bookstores across the Golden State will be celebrating California Bookstore Day by hosting parties and events throughout the day and offering limited-edition literary merchandise to shoppers.

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24 Apr

A Pegasus Tradition: London Book Fair Remainders

Amy Thomas, owner of Pegasus Books in California, has been visiting the London Book Fair since she purchased the bookstores in 1995 in order to bring back an annual customer favorite: British remainders.

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24 Apr

Is Your Store on the Indies First Storytime Day Map?

All bookstores with plans to celebrate Indies First Storytime Day (May 17) should be sure they have completed the Event Detail Form on BookWeb so that their store’s location will appear on the IndieBound Event Map.

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16 Apr

Watch Now: The Great Good Place Conversation at Winter Institute 9

Booksellers can now watch professional video of The Great Good Place Conversation at Winter Institute, which featured a discussion between sociologist and author Ray Oldenburg and Third Place Books owner Ron Sher.

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17 Apr

Children’s Institute Panelists Share Successful Book Fair Practices

At last week’s Children’s Institute in San Antonio, Texas, four panelists offered best strategies for hosting book fair fundraisers in stores and in schools.

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17 Apr

Stage Set for World Book Night

With the April 23 celebration of World Book Night just days away, booksellers at stores from coast to coast are getting ready for giver parties, author events, and in-store performances. 

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10 Apr

Enthusiasm Resounds at Children's Institute

The American Booksellers Association and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA welcomed 130 booksellers from 32 states to San Antonio, Texas, this week for an upbeat and energetic 2014 ABC Children’s Institute.

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03 Apr

Pinterest Boards for Bookstore Displays Draw Media Attention and Grow to Three

With nearly 300 followers each and a recent write-up in the Christian Science Monitor, two Pinterest boards created by Gary Robson of Red Lodge Books & Tea are an ideal place to share bookstore display ideas. Just this week, a third board was added for displays on banned books and censorship.

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01 Apr

Algonquin’s Kathy Pories on Editing The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

April’s #1 Indie Next List pick, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, hit store shelves on Tuesday. Here, Algonquin Books’ Kathy Pories provides a behind-the-scenes look at the editing process for this bookseller favorite.

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