BTW Articles

27 Aug

Turn of the Corkscrew to Bring Books and Wine to Long Island

Carol Hoenig and Peggy Zieran, two former Borders employees with a combined 35 years in the book business, are opening Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine in Rockville Centre, New York, next month.

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26 Aug

Dr. John Sherlock to Share Actionable Steps to Address Human Resources Challenges

Dr. John Sherlock, who will be leading two ABA Human Resources Workshops this fall, discusses why it is imperative for bookstore owners and managers to implement a human resources strategy. His session on HR at this year’s Winter Institute was very highly praised by booksellers.

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05 Aug

Human Resources Expert John Sherlock to Offer Workshops on Essentials

Dr. John Sherlock, who will lead ABA’s two Human Resources Workshops being held in conjunction with the PNBA and NEIBA fall trade shows, presented a highly praised HR session at Winter Institute earlier this year, which bookseller Vicky Titcomb called “the highlight of the entire conference.”

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20 Aug

Don’t Miss Out: Register Now for Fall Workshops on Human Resources for Small Businesses

Booksellers will learn best practices and practical strategies for managing personnel issues and workplace policies at two Human Resources Workshops this October. Both programs will be presented by Dr. John Sherlock, the educator who led the highly praised HR session at Winter Institute 10.

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20 Aug

Flyleaf Addresses “King & King” Controversy With All-Family Event

Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is hosting an all-family story time and book drive on August 22 in response to a recent controversy over the book King & King, which led two educators at a nearby school to resign.

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20 Aug

ABA President Betsy Burton: Proposed Bylaws Change Aims to Increase Diversity, Break Tie Votes

With voting set to open next month on a proposed amendment to ABA’s bylaws, ABA President Betsy Burton discusses why the Board supports raising the number of members on the association’s Board of Directors from 10 to 11.

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20 Aug

Tattered Cover’s New Owners Begin Settling In

Book industry veterans Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan joined the management team of Tattered Cover Book Store on July 1. “Our vision for the future is to build on the legacy that’s already been established and use our own experiences to grow it,” said Vlahos.

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19 Aug

On the Frontline as an Honorary Bookseller at Community Bookstore

ABA’s Sydney Jarrard and Catherine Cusick recently spent a day at Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, where they learned about the shop’s history, spent time behind the scenes, and shared in the thrill of hand-selling.

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12 Aug

Durango Residents Pull Together Following River Contamination

The community of Durango, Colorado, is coping with the recent spill that contaminated the Animas River. “Our usual natural disasters are forest fires, avalanches, and flooding,” said Peter Schertz of Maria’s Bookshop. “This manmade disaster is difficult for us to put in perspective.”

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11 Aug

Rainbow Boxes Campaign Seeks to Deliver Diverse YA Reads to All 50 States

Inspired by the We Need Diverse Books initiative, Young Adult authors Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta have launched the Rainbow Boxes campaign to bring LGBTQIA titles to young readers in each state by way of homeless youth shelters, gay-straight alliances, and community libraries.

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