BTW Articles

29 Aug

Granada Books Fast Becoming Community Hub

Since Granada Books opened its doors on June 20, owners Sharon Hoshida and Emmett McDonough have been working hard to establish the store as Santa Barbara, California’s community and cultural hub.

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21 Aug

Binc Fundraiser to Feature The Doors’ John Densmore

A fundraiser on September 19 at the SIBA trade show to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will feature former drummer for The Doors, John Densmore.

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21 Aug

Longtime Customers Buy Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been purchased by longtime customers and local residents Dina Mardell and David Sandberg. The couple, who are new to the book business, will be helped for the next several months by most of the store’s former owners.

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21 Aug

Hachette Book Group to Host Reading Group Day

Hachette Book Group is hosting its second annual Reading Group Day on September 7 in partnership with ReadingGroupGuides.com and McNally Jackson Books. Readers will be welcomed to a full day of author panels, speeches, and events.

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20 Jun

Baker & Taylor Launches Indie Next Promotion in a Box

The Indie Next Promotion in a Box program from Baker & Taylor provides an additional discount on Indie Next List titles and a free marketing kit designed for booksellers to promote the latest monthly titles.

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20 Aug

Asset MarketPlace Offers Personal Insurance Packages

ABA members are eligible for discounted individual and/or company-wide insurance benefit packages through Asset MarketPlace, an independent insurance wholesaler with a wide selection of policies.

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15 Aug

ABFFE Offers Resources for Banned Books Week Celebrations

A new addition to the array of resources available to stores celebrating Banned Books Week (September 22 - 28) is a banned books list compiled by ABFFE that highlights a greater number of recent titles in addition to classics.

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15 Aug

Booksellers Speak Out Against Amazon, Educate Customers

Since President Obama’s jobs speech at an Amazon warehouse on July 30, there has been an outpouring of disappointment from independent booksellers across the country about the president’s choice of venue.

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08 Aug

New Owner Brings Changes to Tome on the Range

The town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is welcoming a new owner to local bookshop Tome on the Range, a 17-year-old fixture in the southwestern community. Noemi de Bodisco assumed ownership in June, taking over for founder and owner Nancy Colalillo. 

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08 Aug

WORD Jersey City Nearing Its Debut

WORD bookstore is opening its second location in mid-September in Jersey City, New Jersey, and will feature an eclectic mix of titles, a welcoming event space, and a café serving Stumptown coffee.

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