BTW Articles

30 Jun

Erika Johansen on July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, The Queen of the Tearling

Erika Johansen, the author of The Queen of the Tearling, recently spoke to BTW about her inspiration for the novel, strong heroines in literature, and the importance of books in society.

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02 Jul

Find Waldo Local ’14 Begins

The third annual celebration of Find Waldo Local, which kicked off on July 1, encourages customers to frequent shops in participating towns in search of the elusive character.

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30 Jun

New Google Portal Provides Single Dashboard for Business Services

The recently unveiled Google My Business portal allows small businesses to manage their Google services through one central location.

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25 Jun

Clinton Events Put Spotlight on Indie Booksellers

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is touring to promote her new book, Hard Choices, has visited independent bookstores spanning the length of the country over the past few weeks.

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26 Jun

Etsy Begins Wholesale Program for Artisan Wares

Etsy, the popular online source for unique, handcrafted products, has launched a wholesale venture that allows retailers to buy items in quantity for sale in brick-and-mortar locations.

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26 Jun

Winter Book Bucks Winners Receive Gift Certificates to Indie Stores

Fifty students have each been awarded a $100 gift certificate to be used to purchase books at an ABA member bookstore as part of author James Patterson’s Winter Book Bucks program.

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18 Jun

Bookstores Featured in Media Coverage of Patterson Grants

With just over half of the funds distributed thus far in author James Patterson’s $1 million campaign to help independent bookstores, booksellers are making local news from coast to coast with stories about how they are putting the grants to use.  

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19 Jun

Changing Hands Celebrates Opening in Phoenix

Changing Hands welcomed the public through the doors of its new location in Phoenix, Arizona, with a soft-opening celebration on May 30. The nearly 5,000-square-foot bookstore features dark walls and shelving, concrete floors, and exposed ceiling ducts, as well as First Draft, a 30-seat beer, wine, and coffee bar.

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19 Jun

One Book At A Time Aims to Pair Children With Book Donors at Indie Stores

The Family-to-Family poverty relief organization is inviting booksellers nationwide to become involved in its One Book At A Time literacy project, which links book donors with children in need.

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19 Jun

Teaching for Change, Supporters React to Limbaugh Slam

The Teaching for Change Bookstore in Washington, D.C., was called racist and bigoted by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show for not carrying copies of his children’s books, but the store is receiving words of support from across the country.

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