BTW Articles

19 Jun

Find Waldo Local Drives Foot Traffic to Indie Stores in July

Bookstores and businesses in neighborhoods across the country will be promoting the shop local message by celebrating Find Waldo Local during the month of July. 

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10 Jun

Tour Provides a Peek Into the Lives of Children’s Book Illustrators

Members of the ABC Children’s Group at ABA participated in Illustrator Studio Tours, sponsored by the ABC Group and the Children’s Book Council, on Wednesday, May 29, at BEA. Illustrators including You Byun, Tad Hills, Paul Hoppe, Kate Yamasaki, and Betsy and Ted Lewin welcomed booksellers into their studios.

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10 Jun

Panelists Offer Insights on Planning for a Second Location

At ABA’s education session “How to Plan for a Second Location” at BEA, a panel of experienced booksellers shared their experiences of starting a new venture, including determining when to expand, arranging startup capital, finding a location, coordinating staff, managing inventory, and handling POS and store logistics. 

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13 Jun

An Interview With Philipp Meyer, Author of The Son, June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Philipp Meyer has earned the number one spot on June’s Indie Next List with his bold and compelling novel The Son. Meyer recently spoke to BTW about his research process and the experiences he lived in order to write what Scott Kinberger of Books Inc. called “the best kind of historical fiction.”

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12 Jun

AMIBA Offers Independents Week Resource Toolbox

The American Independent Business Alliance’s 11th Annual Independents Week will be celebrated from July 1 through July 7. Bookstores will find a wealth of resources on the AMIBA website for use in organizing Independents Week events in their communities.  

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06 Jun

Macmillan Offers Fierce Reads Authorless Event Kit

Macmillan’s Fierce Reads program for teen fiction is offering an authorless event kit to ABA member stores. Supplies are limited, so booksellers should act as soon as possible.

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31 May

BEA Keynote Focuses on the Future of the Book

A panel of industry experts discussed the book market at BookExpo America’s keynote, “Shaping the Future of the Book—Insight From Leaders Who Are Transforming How We Read,” on Wednesday, May 29.

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23 May

World Book Night Participants Highly Satisfied

The results of a World Book Night survey are in, and 98 percent of this year’s book givers reported being very satisfied with their experience. 

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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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