BTW Articles

20 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for Additional Board Candidates

Upon receipt of valid petitions, additional director candidates will be added to the ballot alongside the four candidates put forth by the ABA Nominating Committee and approved by the Board at its January meeting.

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20 Feb
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Dozens of Indie Bookstores to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

As events are scheduled, Glory Edim, who launched Well-Read Black Girl in 2015, will promote indie bookstores on her social media platform and encourage followers to ask their local store to host a book club.

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12 Feb
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New BookExpo Grant Program to Send Booksellers to 2019 Event

The brand-new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program was designed to make it possible for new booksellers to experience and benefit from all that BookExpo has to offer during the May 29–31 event.

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13 Feb
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The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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12 Feb

Libro.fm to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day With Free Audiobooks

Libro.fm is joining the celebration of independent bookstores by offering free audiobooks that booksellers can give as a thank-you to customers for supporting their store.

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12 Feb
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Visit BookWeb to Browse Wi14 Education Session Videos and Handouts

The Education Resources page features videos and handouts from sessions such as Managing a Multi-Location Business, Maximizing and Marketing Pre-Order Sales, and a Crash Course in Kids’ Bookselling. 

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12 Feb
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Signup Underway for 2019 Find Waldo Local Campaign

Candlewick will provide bookstores with a toolkit containing mini Waldo standees, window clings, prize buttons, a Waldo poster, Waldo prize books, and more.

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12 Feb

ABA Membership Renewals Due Now

The membership year expired on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

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12 Feb
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Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the upcoming election.

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12 Feb

Two Indie Bookstores Win Events With Author Jason Reynolds

Following the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, more than 80 participating stores submitted proposals for an opportunity to win an event with the bestselling author.

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