BTW Articles

19 Feb
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A Q&A With Kate Elizabeth Russell, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Luisa Barbano of Oblong Books and Music said, “This novel is a timely and important read, sometimes difficult, but ultimately an unforgettable experience. You will be left astonished and transformed.”

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12 Feb

Small Press Profile: Rutgers University Press

“We believe that university presses add substance, mission, and diversity to what independent bookstores offer, giving them a competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Director Micah Kleit.

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12 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Black Female Entrepreneurship: Bookselling and Literacy as Resistance”

This education session, featuring panelists Glory Edim, Shirikiana Gerima, Ramunda Lark Young, and Hannah Oliver Depp, examined the intersections of race, literature, and entrepreneurship. 

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12 Feb
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Around Indies

Little City partners on coffee shop/bookstore; Strand to open in former Book Culture location; Vroman’s opens wine bar; A Freethinker’s Corner, Booklovers’ Gourmet to expand; Liberty Bay under new ownership; Word Up volunteers for 2020 Census; Blue Manatee, Downbound, Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, Pyramid, Lit. Bar, Uncle Bobbie’s, Bookery Manchester, Northshire, Porter Square, Brain Lair, Walden Pond, Owl & Company featured in local news.

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12 Feb

Technology Meetup Recap: Password Security

During the meetup, booksellers heard about the importance of password security, best practices for creating passwords, and tools to make remembering passwords a little bit easier while still being secure. 

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12 Feb

Wi15 Education: “Events/Programs: Managing Relationships With Your Sales Rep”

The session focused on how booksellers can find a rep, what they can expect from their reps, and what reps expect from them, among other topics.

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05 Feb
Avoid the Day Bookstore

Around Indies

Avoid the Day opens; Busboys and Poets to add new location; Avid Reader under new ownership; Mysterious Galaxy on the move; Sassafrass grows; Kepler’s, Back of Beyond celebrate anniversaries; Loyalty, Semicolon, Kazoo, Fabled, Powell’s, Women & Children First, Sandmeyer’s featured in local news.

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05 Feb

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Your Bookstore Pet

This meetup focused on how booksellers can leverage their furry and cuddly (or even not-so-furry or cuddly) pets to drive attention to their store and bring in customers.

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05 Feb
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Live From the 15th Annual Winter Institute

After 60 days of implementing SEO strategies, Roundabout Books saw a 31 percent increase in site traffic, and One More Page Books saw a 13 percent increase in site traffic. 

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29 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: “Bookselling and Liberation: Black Bookstores in America, From the ’60s to the Present”

Black bookstores faced a tremendous amount of legal persecution, but were booming by the end of the 1960s; since then, they have experienced resurgences and recessions coinciding with social movements.

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