BTW Articles

16 Jan

Wi14 Small Business Management Seminar: Design for Strategic In-Store Merchandising

Paula Taylor will lead an intensive, three-hour deep-dive into key strategies and real-life applications of traditional and non-traditional visual merchandising techniques.

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16 Jan
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Independent Bookstores Pilot the New “Open Discussion Project”

The Open Discussion Project, which launched this month, aims to promote civil conversation among left- and right-leaning individuals through book clubs held at independent bookstores across the U.S.

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16 Jan
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Around Indies

Old Town Open Book, The Lit. Bar, Silver Unicorn pop-up to open; Women and Children First celebrates 40th anniversary; Belmont Books, Politics & Prose, For Keeps, The Fountain Bookstore, Powell’s, Jake’s Place, Greenlight featured in local news; Blue Willow Bookshop named Best of Houston; From My Shelf Books & Gifts co-owner’s picture books featured in library collection

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02 Jan
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Around Indies

Spark Books opens; The King’s English to open new location; Carmichael’s under new ownership; Highland Books on the moves; Novel Books recognized; Books & Mortar, Jake’s Place, Third Place Books make local news; and more.

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09 Jan
The NBC newsteam at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, IL.

Around Indies

Kizzy’s Books & More to open storefront; Lin-Manuel Miranda, friends buy Drama Book Shop; Ownership change at the Ivy Bookshop; Greenlight calculates donations distributed in 2018; HideAway Books, Books Around the Corner, Bookends & Beginnings featured in local news; and more. 

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09 Jan

Wi14 Keynote Speaker Reshma Saujani on Being Brave

Inspired by her popular 2016 TED Talk, Saujani’s upcoming Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder draws upon interviews with hundreds of girls and women across the U.S.

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07 Jan

Wi14 Keynote Speaker Hanif Abdurraqib on Music and Memory

Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib is the author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us and the upcoming Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest.

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02 Jan

Indie Booksellers Showcase Festive, Bustling Stores This Holiday Season

Take a look at how indie stores worked their magic on social media this holiday season, from promoting sales and special events to offering helpful hints for last-minute shoppers.

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02 Jan

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2019

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors share their top goals — whether big, small, serious, fun, or somewhere in between — to help inspire other booksellers to set their own resolutions.

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19 Dec

Around Indies

Michelle Obama visits Tattered Cover, Seminary Co-op; Fountain Bookstore tweet goes viral; Jake’s Place, Bermuda Book Store, A Freethinker’s Corner open; Porter Square, Malaprop’s open pop-ups; A Novel Idea, Eso Won Books, The Story House, Politics and Prose, Village Books, Powell’s, Gibson’s, Northshire, Mclean & Eakin featured in local news; and more.

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