BTW Articles

23 May

ABFFE Receives Royalties From Read This!

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression has received an initial royalty check from sales of the Coffee House Press title Read This! Handpicked Favorites From America’s Indie Bookstores, compiled and edited by Micawber’s Books owner Hans Weyandt.

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15 May

Kids’ Right to Read Project Works to Overturn Ban of Perks of Being a Wallflower

A Glen Ellyn, Illinois, school district has banned Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from eighth grade classrooms, but parents, teachers, students, and the Kids’ Right to Read Project are asking the district to reconsider its decision.

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15 May

Navigating BookExpo America: A Checklist

With BEA less than two weeks away, now’s a good time to revisit a checklist of recommendations from booksellers who are masters at navigating the trade show and accomplishing key business goals while grabbing galleys, attending educational events, and making new connections.

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16 May

Fourth DIESEL Set to Open in June

John Evans and Alison Reid, the owners of DIESEL, A Bookstore, will open their fourth store next month in Larkspur, California. The 2,800-square-foot bookstore, featuring knotty pine walls, a wood ceiling, a reddish cork floor, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases, will join local boutiques and artisanal cafés in the renovated Marin Country Mart open-air mall.

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08 May

Gibson’s Bookstore Expansion Underway

Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, is moving into a larger location on Main Street and has plans to open in July with added inventory and a coffee shop. The new storefront has triple the amount of space (more than 10,000 square feet) for expanding popular sections, including crafts, antiques, and cookbooks.

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09 May

Bookselling In-depth: Pop-Up Shops and Store Kiosks

Several independent bookstores have created pop-up shops and kiosk locations, including Vroman’s Bookstore, Village Books, Mysterious Galaxy, and Greenlight Bookstore. Some had better-than-expected success and others found that the cost of the shop outweighed the benefits. 

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02 May

Panelists Added to ABA's BEA Education Program

Since March, when ABA unveiled its education program for this month’s BookExpo America, more presenters and event details have been added. Here is a look at the updated schedule of session descriptions and presenters.

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02 May

A New Mother’s Day Promotion From Kobo

Kobo has just announced a new Mother’s Day promotion: buy a Kobo Glo between May 1 and May 13 and receive a free sleep cover. 

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01 May

The Scar Boys Cover Design Revealed

Independent booksellers have spoken, and the cover design for Len Vlahos’ The Scar Boys has been revealed.

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01 May

A Few Find Waldo Local Kits Still Available

Bookstores have the opportunity to request one of the last Find Waldo Local materials kits for the community-wide celebration this July.

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