BTW Articles

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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27 Mar

Find Waldo Local Signup Extended to March 29

The deadline to pre-register for Find Waldo Local 2013 has been extended to this Friday, March 29. Sign up now for the July community-wide celebration of the uniqueness, fun, and strength of local businesses, co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

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24 Apr

Children’s Book Week Contest Offers Chance to Win Visit From Award-Winning Author

The 94th Annual Children’s Book Week (May 13 –19) celebrates the joy of reading and honors the best in books for young people. Booksellers are encouraged to participate in the festivities, including the Children’s Book Week Window Display contest.

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17 Apr

The Orphan Master’s Son Wins Pulitzer for Fiction

The 2013 Pultizer Prize for Fiction was awarded on Monday to The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Random House). Johnson is an avid supporter of independent bookstores, and is part of the Why Indies Matter video campaign.

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17 Apr

Parties to Put World Book Night Givers in the Spirit

Indie booksellers are gearing up for the April 23rd celebration of World Book Night with parties and book pickup events planned at hundreds of locations across the country.

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18 Apr

Illustrators to Pay Tribute to Maurice Sendak at Children’s Book Art Auction

A special section of this year’s Children’s Book Art Silent Auction at BEA will honor the late Maurice Sendak, the beloved author and illustrator of classic children’s titles and a passionate defender of free speech. A number of illustrators will be creating special artworks commemorating Sendak that will be auctioned off at the event.

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10 Apr

BookBar to Serve Up a Curated Inventory Alongside an Artisan Menu

BookBar —“A book shop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers”— is set to open its doors this month in the arts district of Denver, Colorado. The store will feature a menu of local foods and an inventory of handpicked titles.

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11 Apr

Around Indies

Northshire begins hiring for Saratoga Springs branch; Reading Frenzy Corner opens in Elk River, Minnesota; Children’s book clubs foster community spirit; Changing Hands’ Gayle Shanks offers tips for authors

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04 Apr

The Doors’ John Densmore Collaborates With Kobo and Record Store Day to Support Indie Stores

Drummer John Densmore of The Doors is helping independent record stores and bookstores celebrate Record Store Day, on April 20, with the launch of his new, self-published book, The Doors: Unhinged, a look at the deep divide among the remaining band members after Jim Morrison’s death.

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