BTW Articles

14 Jan

Visit the Board Game Playroom at Winter Institute

Booksellers will have the chance to sample a variety of board games with colleagues or game reps, review discounts, and place orders in the Board Game Playroom.

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23 Dec
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Heading to Winter Institute? Check Out These Bookstores In and Around Baltimore

The Baltimore/D.C. area boasts more than 40 independent bookstores, including stores specializing in children’s books, university bookstores, and more. 

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08 Jan
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Around Indies

Madison Street to open; words! goes co-op; Cupboard Maker Books holiday pop-up to stay; Brookline Booksmith to expand; Books of Wonder to stay through February; Liberty Bay Poulsbo sold; Chevalier’s celebrates 80 years; Let’s Play launches book festival; Casa Camino Real, Zenith, Brazos, Pressed, Collected Works, Magic City, Rough Draft, Still North, Fact & Fiction, Book Exchange, Tombolo, Downbound, Delaware Art Museum, Thank You, Left Bank, Green Toad, Off the Beaten Path, Trident, Brookline, Harvard, Paperback Exchange, Run for Cover, Mysterious Galaxy, Book Catapult, Back of Beyond, City Lights, Tattered Cover featured in local news.

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08 Jan

Indie Bookstores See Strong Holiday Shopping Season

“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”

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08 Jan
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First Marketing Meetup of 2020 Highlights Successful Marketing Strategies

The open conversation focused on marketing ideas and strategies that did and didn’t work in the past year, marketing plans for the upcoming year, and more.

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08 Jan

Wi15 Keynote Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence and the Indie Bookstore Resurgence

Raffaelli’s research introduces the concept of “technology reemergence,” a process whereby mature organizations and industries faced with technological change reinvent themselves.

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08 Jan
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ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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23 Dec

Around Indies

Thank You, The Bookstore open; Little City, Loyalty, McNally Jackson to open new locations; Book ’n’ Brush marks 50 years; South Main Book Co., Linden Tree under new ownership; BookBar nonprofit announces board; Still North, Curious Reader, Book Moon, This House of Books, Parnassus, and Seattle member stores featured in local news. 

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23 Dec
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Booksellers Showcase Their Holiday Spirit on Social Media

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re celebrating the holiday season, from book recommendations to ideas for stocking stuffers.

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23 Dec
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Making a New Year’s Resolution? Check Out These Education Resources on BookWeb.org

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of some of the most helpful recent education resources and matched them with a potential resolution to jumpstart the new year.

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