BTW Articles

15 Mar
10 Years of Indie Bookstore Day: An Instagram Display Contest

10 Years of Indie Bookstore Day: An Instagram Display Contest

Want a chance to win up to $500 for your bookstore this Independent Bookstore Day? Announcing the 10 Years of Indie Bookstore Day: An Instagram Photo Contest! Whether your store is carrying IBD exclusives or not, participating IBD stores are welcome to enter. No display is too big or too small.

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01 Mar
The Moth Keeper, by K. O'Nelil

A Q&A with K. O'Neill, Author of March/April Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Moth Keeper”

“A beautiful children’s graphic novel full of wonder, magic, warmth, and a touching story about community, responsibility, and burnout,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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15 Feb
Rebecca Makkai, author of "I Have Some Questions for You"

A Q&A With Rebecca Makkai, Author of March Indie Next List Top Pick “I Have Some Questions for You”

“Rebecca Makkai redefines the campus novel for our current times,” said Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York.

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25 Jan
Grady Hendrix, author of "How To Sell A Haunted House"

A Q&A With Grady Hendrix, Author of February Indie Next List Top Pick “How To Sell A Haunted House”

“Imagine returning to the hometown you couldn’t wait to leave, then staying in a haunted house while you’re there. Now imagine horror, humor, and entirely believable characters,” said Robert Hawthorn of Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books in Mendocino, California.

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04 Jan
Deepti Kapoor, Author of Age of Vice

A Q&A With Deepti Kapoor, Author of January Indie Next List Top Pick “Age of Vice”

“A potent and moving crime drama set in India, Age of Vice takes a magnifying glass to the corruption and violence caused by wealth,” said Bennard Fajardo of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

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22 Nov
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

A Q&A With Lily Brooks-Dalton, Author of December Indie Next List Top Pick “The Light Pirate”

“A survivor of a book. In the not-too-distant future, Florida is hurricane central, and Wanda (a hurricane namesake) is in the eye of this story that wraps around you; you’ll hold on for dear life, with everybody else,” said Michelle Bear of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.

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19 Oct
Indies First 10th Anniversary

The Countdown to the 10th Annual Indies First is On!

In addition to in-store and window display posters to promote the event, here are some other resources and tips to get the word out for your store.

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28 Sep
Celeste Ng, author of Our Missing Hearts

A Q&A With Celeste Ng, Author of October Indie Next List Top Pick “Our Missing Hearts”

"Ng wrestles with how to find hope for ourselves and our children against forces that bend toward authoritarianism and nationalism," said Allyson Howard of Invitation Bookshop in Gig Harbor, Washington.

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24 Aug
Love On The Brain by Ali Hazelwood

A Q&A With Ali Hazelwood, Author of September Indie Next List Top Pick “Love on the Brain”

“With expert pacing, witty humor, and loveable characters, Love on the Brain is this fall’s hot romantic comedy!” said Stefanie Lynn of The Kennett Bookhouse in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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10 Aug
Good books come to those who shop early

Announcing the 2022 Fall Marketing Campaign

Fall is near, and with that comes ABA’s Fall holiday shopping campaign: Good books come to those who shop early!

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