BTW Articles

04 Jun

2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Unveiled

The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

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29 May

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Plans for 2016

The second annual Independent Bookstore Day will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, the event’s organizers announced on Friday.

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21 May

Elm Street Books Wins Children’s Book Week Display Contest

The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest goes to Elm Street Books in New Canaan, Connecticut, for its creative window display inspired by the official Children’s Book Week poster.

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21 May

BEA Bookseller-Oriented Education Includes Sessions on Graphic Novels and Social Media

BookExpo America is presenting a wide array of educational programming and special events at next week’s industry-wide convention, including several sessions specifically developed with indie booksellers in mind.

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13 May

Navigating BookExpo America: A Checklist

With BEA less than two weeks away, now is a good time to revisit a checklist of recommendations from booksellers who are accomplished at achieving their key business goals at the show while grabbing galleys, attending events, and making new connections.

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14 May

Book Club Hub Connects Indie Bookstores to Book Clubs and Readers

Book Club Hub, a project launched by BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan, is a national reading group networking site that aims to pair readers and book clubs with independent booksellers.

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14 May

Booksellers Talk Strategies for Successful Children’s Story Time Events

Here are some of the best tips and tricks for planning engaging story time events that were shared by booksellers at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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13 May

Introducing Pete Mulvihill, ABA’s Newest Board Member

Pete Mulvihill, the co-owner of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, is looking forward to bringing his expertise to the association’s Board of Directors while continuing to learn and grow with the ABA membership.

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13 May

Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

Retail sales at bookstores were up by 5.1 percent in March 2015 compared to March 2014, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.
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07 May

Ci3: Booksellers Share Tips for Hosting Children’s Birthday Parties

At last month’s Children’s Institute, three booksellers with extensive in-store birthday party programs led a discussion on how to get started and what book themes, activities, and packages to offer.

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