BTW Articles

05 Nov

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Digital Catalog Available Now

Kenny Brechner of Devany, Doak and Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, said the ABC digital catalog is a “stellar means of online reach.”

 
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04 Dec

Kiersten White on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Guinevere Deception”

Kayla Roy of An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts, called White’s book “absolutely stunning.”

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04 Dec
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Around Indies

San Marco reopens; Flintridge, Katy Budget to move; Penn Book Center changes name; Vermont Book Shop celebrates 70th; Casa Camino collecting pajamas; Dolphin, Raven Book Store, Our Daily Nada, Winchester, Bookmiser, Main Street Books, Merritt, Toadstool, Wicked Good Books, The Bookstore of Gloucester, The Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Walden Pond, Pegasus featured in local news. 

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06 Nov

Around Indies

DIESEL, Writers & Books, Auburn Oil, Lion's Mouth now open; Cupboard Maker to open pop-up location; Interabang to reopen mid-November; Former Bookshop Santa Cruz owner retires; Lake Forest, Second Star to the Right celebrate anniversaries; From My Shelf moves to second round of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Half Price, Parnassus, Bookie's, Nowhere, Whistlestop, Scattered featured in local news. 

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26 Nov

Around Indies

Islander now open; Old Town, Half Price, Greedy Reads to open; Napa Bookmine, Interabang to reopen; Roebling Point plans move; Montclair, Loganberry celebrate anniversaries; Zenith to celebrate Jólabókaflóð; Staff changes at Books Are Magic; Three Lives, AFK, From My Shelf, Park Road, Anderson’s, Wishing Tree, Page 2, Novel Bay, Fact & Fiction featured in local news; New Dominion prepares for holiday season. 

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26 Nov
People Get Ready selling books at a New Haven Pride event.

People Get Ready Aims to Promote Community Connections in New Haven

People Get Ready is a bookspace in New Haven, Connecticut, focused on community and advocacy work in the city. 

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25 Nov
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Marketing Meetup Recap: “Marketing With Eventbrite”

Guest speakers for this meetup included Jorge Portillo of Eventbrite, Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction, and John Ganiard of Literati Bookstore.

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25 Nov
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20 Nov

Around Indies

Tombolo secures storefront; Learned Owl owner elected as councilperson; Changing Hands owner wins ATHENA Award; Michelle Obama visits Politics and Prose; Scuppernong creates Pete the Cat display; Lion’s Mouth, Cafe con Libros, WORD, Astoria, Books Are Magic, Lit. Bar, Berry & Co., Bookends and Beginnings, Buffalo Street, Pagination, Kona Stories, Sausalito Books by the Bay, Back of Beyond, Books & Books, Charis, Alabama Booksmith, Joseph-Beth, Square, Parnassus, BookPeople, Chop Suey, Strand, Arcade, Shakespeare & Co., Women and Children First, Secret Garden, Tattered Cover, City Lights, Gene’s featured in local news. 

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19 Nov
Midtown Reader: "Powered by AI - actual intelligence"

Midtown Reader Aims to Connect With Customers in the Age of Alexa

In celebration of the store’s third anniversary, Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, partnered with a local production company to create a short video called “Ask Alexis.”

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