BTW Articles

09 Jan

Roxane Gay to Address Diversity in Bookselling During Wi12 Opening Keynote

Bestselling author and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss the need to proactively address diversity in the book industry and beyond during the opening Winter Institute keynote on January 28.

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09 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Opens January 15

The Independent Bookstore Day catalog features exclusive, literary-themed merchandise and giveaways for booksellers to showcase on April 29. Ordering opens January 15 and closes February 1.

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11 Jan

2017 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

Registration for the fifth ABC Children’s Institute is now open to booksellers at all ABA member stores. The event will be held April 5–7 in Portland, Oregon.

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09 Jan

Curious Iguana Encourages Customers to Read Broader in 2017

To inspire customers to read books outside their comfort zones and to get to know the world around them, Curious Iguana has launched the year-long Read Broader initiative.

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22 Nov

Winter Institute to Feature More Than 100 Authors

Winter Institute 2017 will feature more than 100 authors and illustrators over the course of three days of plenary sessions, featured talks, author receptions, and special events.

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04 Jan

Wi12 Education Session to Highlight Value of Store Culture

Maria Reitan and Kevin P. Quinn of STYLED RETAIL will present the advanced education session “Understanding and Fostering Your Store Culture” at this month’s Winter Institute.

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04 Jan

Island Bound’s New Owners Aim to Keep Tourists, Residents Well-Read

On December 1, sisters Susan Bush and Laura Parsons became the owners of Island Bound Bookstore on Block Island, a popular summer tourist destination off the coast of Rhode Island. 

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19 Oct

Winter Institute Seminar to Focus on Bookstore Finance Basics

The Bookstore Finance Seminar at Wi12 will explore the fundamentals of budgeting, cash flow analysis, business financing, bookkeeping, and financial statements.

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16 Dec

Emily Fridlund on “History of Wolves,” January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Emily Fridlund discusses the inspiration for her rich and atmospheric debut novel, History of Wolves, which has garnered praise from booksellers and reviewers alike.

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20 Dec

Ingram to Roll Out New Programs for Indie Booksellers in 2017

Ingram is planning to launch two new programs to help ABA members grow their businesses: Indie Vault, which sets aside popular stock specifically for indies, and the “Tuesdays with ipage” webinar series.

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