BTW Articles

08 Jan

A Q&A With Katarina Bivald, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Katarina Bivald, author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend: A Novel, discusses the inspiration for her debut title and her love of indie bookstores and small-town America.

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13 Jan

Celebrating 20 Years, Clues Unlimited Owner Plans a Full Calendar of Festivities

Christine Burke is celebrating her 20th anniversary at the helm of the Tucson mystery bookstore Clues Unlimited with an entire year of events, promotions, specials, and treats.

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05 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise Ordering Begins January 15

Booksellers planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 30 can begin placing orders for exclusive, literary-themed merchandise on January 15. Orders are due by February 1. 

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21 Dec

Don’t Miss Out: Meet With Business Service Providers at Wi11’s Consultation Station

The Consultation Station will provide Winter Institute attendees with the opportunity to meet with representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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18 Dec

Banned Books Week Photo Album Highlights Booksellers’ Creativity

Booksellers can get inspired for next year’s celebration of Banned Books Week by checking out a collection of more than 80 photos of bookstore displays from this year’s event.

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15 Dec

Booksellers to Share Financial Strategies and Insights at Wi11’s ABACUS Roundtables

At next month’s Winter Institute, booksellers will have the chance to have in-depth discussions about bookstore finances and operations using data from the most recent ABACUS survey.

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16 Dec

Winter Institute to Feature Range of Programming for Children’s Booksellers

Programming for children’s booksellers at the upcoming Winter Institute includes four sessions presented by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, plus opportunities to learn about new children’s, middle grade, and young adult books and authors.

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11 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in October

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 6.9 percent in October 2015 compared to October 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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07 Dec

Small Press Profile: Coffee House Press, Indie Publisher and Nonprofit Arts Incubator

Coffee House Press, an independent publishing house and nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focuses on supporting innovation, celebrating the book and book arts, and representing the true diversity of American voices.

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08 Dec

Booksellers Find Big Advantages in Publishers’ Rapid Replenishment Programs

Major publishers are offering expedited order fulfillment programs this holiday season and booksellers who have utilized similar programs in the past say they offer big benefits that all stores should consider.

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