BTW Articles

30 Jul

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Multi-Store Events

In this session, bookseller speakers discussed Independent Bookstore Day and how regional businesses can put together bookstore crawls and passports.

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31 Jul

Ci7 Education: Talking Productively About Content Issues in Children’s Literature

Attendees were encouraged to participate in an honest discussion about issues surfacing in kids’ books regarding content related to race, culture, individuality, and identity.

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31 Jul

ABA’s Marketing Meetups Offer Booksellers a Forum for Learning and Networking

“Booksellers don’t have time to reinvent things, so borrow from your friends and colleagues who are also super smart and passionate about our industry,” says Jessica Hahl of Country Bookshelf.

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24 Jul

Booksellers Glean Insight from IndieCommerce/Point-of-Sale User Groups

“It’s always incredibly helpful to talk to someone else who uses your POS and with the provider as well,” said Hannah Oliver Depp of Loyalty Bookstore.

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24 Jul

Ci7 Education: Conducting a Diversity Audit

During the session, booksellers learned how to assess the inclusiveness of their inventory by conducting a diversity audit. A full video of the session is available on BookWeb.

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24 Jul
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What’s in a Name?: Penguin Bookshop

Penguin Bookshop, which opened in 1929, will be celebrating 90 years in business this October.

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24 Jul

Around Indies

House of Books, Writers’ Workshoppe under new ownership; Hooray for Books reopens; Square, Chapters, Bridgeside celebrate anniversaries; Midtown Reader bookseller to compete on Jeopardy; Books & Books, Silver Unicorn, Curious Iguana, Turning the Page, Round Table, Book Exchange and Bible Bookstore, M. Judson, Gibson’s, Toadstool, White Birch, Innisfree, Water Street, Monkey See Monkey Do, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives featured in local news.

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17 Jul
The "40 Years of Book Posters from Square Books" opening at Southside Gallery.

Around Indies

Semicolon, Fables now open; Book Club, Commonplace Reader to open this year; Womrath under new ownership; Loyalty plans second location; Bartleby’s, Covered Treasures, Pageturners celebrate anniversaries; Square Books hosts art installation at local gallery; Yankee, Run for Cover, Riffraff, Sundog, I Know You Like a Book, Lit. On Fire, The Book Nook, The Bookshop, Charis featured in local news. 

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17 Jul

Ci7 Education: The Art of Reading Aloud

During the session, attendees not only learned about how to implement a fun and engaging story time in their stores, but participated in a story time themselves. 

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17 Jul

Marketing Meetup Recap: Catching the Romance Reader

Here are some of the tips the speakers shared on how indie booksellers can better welcome and promote romance books in their stores.

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