BTW Articles

31 Jul

The True Impact of Amazon on Job Creation

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has compiled five facts about Amazon’s true economic impact on communities across the country that Main Street businesses can use when talking to the media.

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24 Jul

Strong Start for Denver’s BookBar

BookBar, which opened in Denver’s arts district just two months ago, is seeing regular customers return for the books, the menu, the events, and the all-around experience of the bookstore. 

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25 Jul

Booksellers, Publishers Enthusiastic for California Bookstore Day

Planning is under way for the first-ever California Bookstore Day, a celebration of the written word and the culture of independent bookstores across the state, set for May 3, 2014. Last week, organizers launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to support publicity and marketing efforts for the event. 

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25 Jul

Aaron’s Books to Open Campus Store

Lititz, Pennsylvania’s Aaron’s Books is partnering with the Linden Hall School for Girls, where it will be creating and managing a new campus store, opening August 23. 

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15 Jul

Hachette Retail Bookstore Marketing Program Streamlines Co-op

Hachette Book Group has announced a new Retail Bookstore Marketing Program that will make its co-op more accessible and easier to use. 

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18 Jul

“Hut’s Place” Speaks to Readers

NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon invites booksellers and their customers to subscribe to “Hut’s Place: Weekly Words About Books,” a free e-mail column that highlights newly released titles available in independent bookstores nationwide.

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17 Jul

The Book Stall’s New Owner Excited About the Future

Stephanie Hochschild officially took the reins at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois, on July 1, well prepared for her new role by Roberta Rubin, who guided the store to national prominence over the past 31 years.

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11 Jul

Affinity Program Offers Discount on ChicoBags

ABA bookstore members are eligible to receive a discount on standard and custom orders from ChicoBag, the manufacturer of reusable, stylish, and eco-friendly bags that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, fabrics, and colors. 

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11 Jul

Booksellers See Opportunity in Business-to-Business Sales

Looking to increase revenue and bring in new customers on top of their regular, in-store business, a number of indie booksellers are turning toward business-to-business sales — large-quantity book sales to companies and organizations.

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02 Jul

Penguin Random House Emerges

The merger of Penguin and Random House into one company, Penguin Random House, was completed on Monday, July 1. Bertelsmann, the parent company of Random House, owns 53 percent of the new venture, and Pearson, the parent of Penguin, owns 47 percent.

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