BTW Articles

17 Sep

Technology Meetup Recap: Digital Events

During the meetup, booksellers heard about alternatives to in-store visits with authors, from online book clubs to Facebook Live videos to Skype sessions.

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18 Sep

Bookstore Romance Day Book Club to Kick Off This November

Each quarter, two or more books in different romance subgenres will be selected; discussions will take place in August, November, February, and May.

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18 Sep

Around Indies

The Lion’s Mouth, Charm City to open; BookBar owner to open community book bank; Square Books opens fourth location; Righton hosts grand opening; New owners for Orinda; Mr. Mopps moves; Greenlight celebrates 10 years; Danny Caine named Midwest Bookseller of the Year; Personnel changes at Quail Ridge; Blue Manatee hosts raffle; Wild Rumpus, Published Page, Next Chapter, The Last Bookstore featured in local news.

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18 Sep

Sales of “The Testaments” Abound at Indie Bookstores

Booksellers around the country took to social media, hosted midnight releases, and ran pre-order campaigns to promote the book.

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10 Sep

Background Music: Looking at the Legality of Playing Music In-Store

David Brewster of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington, recently talked to BTW about music licensing and the legality of the use of background music in retail shops like independent bookstores.

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11 Sep

Disaster Preparedness: What Booksellers Should Know, Part II

In this second of a two-part story, Bookselling This Week discusses disaster best practices with bookseller Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina. 

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10 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Hummingbird E-Book Marketing

During the online conversation, Josh Mettee of Hummingbird Digital Media and Dave Lucey of Page 158 Books talked about the free e-book and audiobook retailing platform.

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11 Sep

David Yoon on Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Frankly in Love”

Frankly in Love is a breathtaking, sit-on-the-floor sobbing, smile-till-your-face-hurts whirlwind of a novel,” said Tildy Banker-Johnson of Belmont Books.

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11 Sep

Around Indies

Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies. 

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