BTW Articles

23 Feb

Ideas for Non-Author Events From Children’s Booksellers at Wi11

At the Winter Institute session “ABC Presents: Non-Author Events for Picture Books, Middle Grade, and YA,” booksellers heard about successful, creative events for children that don’t feature a visiting author. 

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24 Feb

Greenlight Bookstore Returns to Its Community Lenders Program for Second Location

As plans progress for Greenlight Bookstore’s second location, owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo have re-launched the store’s Community Lenders Program, as much to build a relationship with the new neighborhood as to raise start-up capital.

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17 Feb

Winter Institute Handouts Now on BookWeb

ABA members can now visit BookWeb’s Education Curriculum page to browse all available handouts from education sessions held at Winter Institute 11 in Denver. 

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17 Feb

Browse the Backlist Book Swap Title List Now on BookWeb

A complete list of the 344 favorite backlist titles shared by booksellers, publishers, and guests at the inaugural Backlist Book Swap at Winter Institute 11 in Denver is now available on BookWeb.

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16 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in December

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 9.6 percent in December 2015 compared to December 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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08 Feb

Booksy Galore Triples Size, Sales

Four months after a relocation that tripled its footprint, Booksy Galore in Pound Ridge, New York, has seen many new faces and an incredible growth in sales.

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08 Feb

Hundreds of Stores Sign On for Independent Bookstore Day

A total of 430 stores have ordered exclusive literary-themed items to sell during this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day on April 30.

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01 Feb

Indie Bookstore Nominations Roll in for Sourcebooks Sweepstakes

Sourcebooks Landmark is accepting customers’ nominations for the Readers, Recommend Your Bookstore sweepstakes through February 19. Top nominees currently include Anderson’s Bookshop, Page & Palette, and Left Bank Books, among others.

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03 Feb

Kobo to Offer Valentine’s Day Special on Glo HD eReader

Kobo is launching a new Valentine’s Day special on February 5 that offers $20 off the price of the Kobo Glo HD eReader.

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03 Feb

Booksellers Share Tips on How to Start Working With Title I Schools

At Winter Institute 11, a panel of booksellers discussed strategies for connecting with Title I coordinators in their local schools and making use of federal funding to provide a robust education for underserved students.

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