BTW Articles

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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22 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off April 30

Booksellers are invited to enter this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest by mounting in-store or window displays celebrating children’s books and reading from April 30 through May 8.

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26 Apr

Booksellers Take Independent Bookstore Day Initiatives Statewide

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, April 30, booksellers in Vermont and New Jersey are launching programs to showcase the range of indie bookstores each state has to offer. 

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26 Apr

North Carolina Booksellers Continue to Foster Conversation on H.B. 2

Authors and customers are showing their support for indie bookstores in North Carolina as booksellers around the state open their doors to create venues for discussion and education about House Bill 2.

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20 Apr

Kobo Mother’s Day Promotion Starts April 29

Kobo is offering $10 off the Glo HD eReader between April 29 and May 8.

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20 Apr

Author Sara Gruen and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café Team Up to “Kill the Bill”

North Carolina author and indie bookstore champion Sara Gruen is responding to the state’s controversial House Bill 2 by coordinating the “Kill the Bill” author reading and fundraiser, to be held May 18.

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18 Apr

Voting for Children’s, Teen Choice Book Awards Wraps Up April 25

Ballots for the ninth annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards must be submitted by Monday, April 25. The Children’s Book Week display contest, which kicks off April 30, will earn the winning bookstore a visit from one of the award winners or finalists.

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20 Apr

Backlist Book Swap Reception to Kick Off Children’s Institute

All registrants for the ABC Children’s Institute in June should be thinking about a favorite children’s book to share with colleagues at the Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party on opening night.

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