BTW Articles

07 Apr

Destination Bookstore: Idlewild Books, New York, NY

Browser's Briefing: Idlewild Books features world literature and travel guides, organized by country. Owner David Del Vecchio noted that the store sells more literature than guidebooks, with most of the customers shopping the store for their next great read rather than looking to plan a trip.

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07 Apr

Board Ballots Due by April 26

Bookstore members have until midnight on Monday, April 26, to cast their ballots for the 2010 election of American Booksellers Association officers and directors. The ballots were sent to stores via e-mail on Monday, March 22.

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote, and a BookWeb log-in and the store ABA Member ID number are required.

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07 Apr

Spotlight on Board Candidate Tom Campbell

The third in BTW's series of board candidate profiles features Tom Campbell, of The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina, who is up for a second three-year term as a director. Board ballots, e-mailed to ABA main store members on March 22, must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 26.

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06 Apr

ABA, Indie Booksellers to Participate in AMIBA International Conference

Meg Smith, the American Booksellers Association's membership and marketing officer, and indie booksellers Steve Bercu and Betsy Burton are on the program of the American Independent Business Alliance's International Conference  this weekend in Tampa, Florida.

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13 May

Bookstores Welcome BEA Attendees

Booksellers in town for BookExpo America are invited to open houses at 13 ABA member stores on Monday evening, May 24. Visiting booksellers can look forward to a warm reception and some light refreshments. The Open House festivities are co-sponsored by the participating businesses, the American Booksellers Association, and BookExpo America.

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07 Apr

New Law Allows Companies to Put Social Benefits Before Profit

It's been four years since Muhammad Yunus used his Nobel Lecture to advocate for social businesses, companies that balance the pursuit of profit with responsible and sustainable management practices. Now several states are considering legislation that would make it easier to operate a business that chooses not to maximize shareholder value.

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06 Apr

ABA Hotel Near Times Square

The Park Central Hotel, just 20 blocks north of New York's Javits Convention Center, is the official "ABA Hotel" for BookExpo America 2010.

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07 Apr

Around Indies



Paddington Bear, created by Theresa Polefko, won Best of Show.

Loganberry Books Hosts 7th Annual Edible Books Festival

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07 Apr

BTW News Briefs


Ingram to Provide Publisher Content to iBookstore

Ingram Content Group announced this week that it would be providing publisher content to Apple's new iBookstore. Through Ingram's CoreSource® technology, publishers will be able to submit eBooks to iBookstore for availability on the Apple iPad.

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07 Apr

A Room of One's Own Marks 35 Years as a Community Fixture


Sandi Torkildson, owner of A Room of One's Own

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