BTW Articles

24 Jan

Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

Exclusive items this year come from Amor Towles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Klassen, Dav Pilkey, Shea Serrano, and others. Booksellers have until February 3 to place their orders.

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23 Jan

PW Announces 2020 Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Finalists

The finalists for Bookstore of the Year are Blue Willow Bookshop, Copperfield’s Books, Full Circle Bookstore, Porter Square Books, and [words] Bookstore.

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15 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog Now Live; Orders Due February 3

Booksellers have until February 3 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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15 Jan

Join ABA’s Live Marketing Meetup at Winter Institute

Attendees will hear from Jordan Brannon, president and COO of Coalition Technologies, an SEO and web design agency, about the value of search engine optimization to independent bookstores.

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15 Jan

96 Hours in Baltimore: A Suggested Itinerary for Wi15

It’s a thrill for ABA that booksellers from around the country — and world — will gather in the city of Baltimore next week for four days of learning, camaraderie, and connections. May this suggested Winter Institute itinerary from ABA Content Director Sydney Jarrard help you find your way among the many events Winter Institute has to offer.

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15 Jan

Join Ingram for “Indies on the Harbor” at Winter Institute

Ingram’s “Indies on the Harbor” offers all Winter Institute attendees an opportunity to relax and chat with independent booksellers and publishers from around the country and the globe in a cozy corner of the hotel overlooking the famed Camden Yards ballpark. 

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15 Jan

ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late on Friday, January 24, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 15 in Baltimore.

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14 Jan

Preregistration for Find Waldo Local’s Ninth Year Begins January 22

Candlewick will once again provide 250 host bookstores with a toolkit containing everything needed to launch a Find Waldo Local event in their communities.

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15 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Jason Reynolds named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Binc accepting scholarships to the Denver Publishing Institute; Paz & Associates adds mini workshop; Audible settles copyright dispute over Captions program; Publishers Lunch Buzz Books features Wi15 authors; Harlequin’s Carina Press launches LGBTQ+ romance line; IDW, Smithsonian partner on illustrated books imprint; S&S to distribute Humanoids; B&N’s James Daunt to give keynote at BISG annual meeting; Tracie D. Hall named ALA executive director; George Coe returns to Brodart; RWA president, executive director step down; Stephen King to be honored at Audie Awards; and more.

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15 Jan

Binc Announces New Board Member

ABA board member Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstores is the newest member of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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