BTW Articles

25 Sep

Author Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant to Open Book Moon in Easthampton, Massachusetts

Author Kelly Link and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, the team behind Small Beer Press, are set to purchase White Square Books, which will reopen under the name Book Moon in early October.

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24 Sep

Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This excerpt discusses ABA’s operations following World War II, among other topics.

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24 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Love Your Bookstore Marketing Campaigns

The Love Your Bookstore challenge, which takes place November 8–17, aims to promote brick-and-mortar bookstores via social media.

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25 Sep

Around Indies

Paper Boat, Sausalito Books by the Bay, new Little City location to open; Sidekick, Completely Booked, Libreria now open; Fables marks three months; Jane Mead dies at 61; MahoganyBooks among top minority business enterprises; Charlie Lovett wins Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award; Read With Me partners with Kid Lab; Book Culture, McNally Jackson, Shakespeare & Co., Neverending Bookshop, WORD Bookstores, Parnassus, Octavia, Pegasus, Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s, University Press mentioned in local news.

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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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