BTW Articles

15 Jan
Author Tiffany Jewell at her standing room-only launch for This Book is Anti-Racist at  Booklink Booksellers in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Around Indies

Read Books to open; New locations for McNally Jackson, DIESEL, Little City; Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Excelsior Bay under new ownership; Bookloft moves; One More Page celebrates nine years; Bookish, For Keeps, Covered Treasures, Porter Square, Globus, Centuries and Sleuths, Tombolo, Off the Beaten Path, Bluebird, Otter Lane, Changing Hands, Booklink featured in local news. 

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01 Jul
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Introducing ABA’s New IndieCommerce Specialists

Finnigan Butterfield and Murray Sampson have joined the ABA staff as the newest IndieCommerce Customer Support Specialists.

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01 Jul

Shelf Awareness Celebrates 15 Years

Shelf Awareness offered its support to the American Booksellers Association for its first ever Winter Institute in 2006. Congratulations on 15 years from the ABA team!

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01 Jul
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Bookstores to Schools

This session focused on what needs to change as businesses are in various states of operation and events are taking place virtually instead of in-person.

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24 Jun
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IndieCommerce Launches Integration With Point-of-Sale Vendors

Several point-of-sale vendors have implemented an automated solution that will allow stores to quickly and easily transfer online orders received by their IndieCommerce site into their POS system.

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23 Jun
A display at R.J. Julia Booksellers

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Pride Online

From book lists and displays to virtual events and throwbacks to last year's Pride, here are some of the ways indie bookstores are celebrating this year.

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17 Jun
Annual Meeting and Town Hall

Booksellers Comment on Diversity, Finances, Healthcare, and More at Town Hall

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association hosted a virtual version of its Town Hall, where booksellers were invited to share their thoughts about the association and the book industry at large.

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17 Jun

Technology Meetup Recap: Using Chatbots for Online Orders

In this session, booksellers heard about an online chatbot service and saw a demonstration of how it works from the customer side. 

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17 Jun

A Report on the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association convened online for its Annual Membership Meeting.

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17 Jun
Mexican Gothic Book Cover

A Q&A With Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Creepy and romantic, Mexican Gothic is easily one of my favorite books of 2020,” said Tyrinne Lewis of Rakestraw Books in Danville, California.

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