BTW Articles

17 May

Community Lenders Show Overwhelming Support for Greenlight Bookstore’s New Location

After bringing back the innovative Community Lenders program to raise funds for its second storefront location in Brooklyn, New York, Greenlight Bookstore has received 55 loans totaling more than $150,000.

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18 May

BanCard Systems Debuts New Name, Logo Following Merger

BanCard Systems, the ABA’s affiliated credit card processing company, is changing its name to Applied Merchant, following a recent merger with Applied Merchant West Coast, LLC.

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16 May

Suggestions Sought for 2017 Winter Institute Speakers

ABA encourages member booksellers and publishers to offer suggestions about authors and other professionals who would make enlightening and inspiring Winter Institute speakers.

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13 May

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 10.7 percent in March 2016 compared to March 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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13 May

ABA Town Hall at BEA: Booksellers Address Minimum Wage, Health Care, Localism

Preceding the Annual Meeting, ABA member booksellers shared their comments, questions, and concerns about a range of topics with the association’s Board.

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06 May

Ninth Annual Children’s Choice Book Award Winners Revealed

On Friday, May 6, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the winners of the 2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards, a highlight of the annual celebration of Children’s Book Week.

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29 Apr

Elizabeth J. Church on The Atomic Weight of Love, May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Here, author Elizabeth J. Church discusses the unique experience of growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, and how her youth shaped and inspired her debut novel, The Atomic Weight of Love.

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04 May

Red Lodge’s Gary Robson to Head Billings Bookstore Co-operative

Gary Robson has been selected as the general manager and CEO of the new Billings Bookstore Co-operative, set to open this summer in Billings, Montana. Robson’s bookstore, Red Lodge Books & Tea, will close in June.

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04 May

Julia Alvarez to Speak at Children’s Institute on Discovering Reading and Writing

Award-winning author Julia Alvarez will close next month’s Children’s Institute with a talk about her unlikely path to becoming a passionate reader and writer and how stories can shape the lives of children.

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27 Apr

ABC Children’s Group Offers Special Perks and Benefits for Members

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA, which is dedicated to expanding the reach of children’s books, is a useful tool that all ABA member booksellers are invited to take advantage of. 

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