BTW Articles

19 Sep

ABA Membership Department Offers Plentiful Resources for Prospective Bookstore Owners

In the past year, 83 potential store owners from more than 20 states have signed up as provisional members with ABA, a popular membership option for people looking to open a bookstore.

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18 Sep

Johns Creek Books Offers Carefully Curated Selection

Johns Creek Books and Gifts, a new bookstore in Johns Creek, Georgia, fosters a literary community through book clubs and author events. 

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11 Sep

Laura E. Weymouth on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Light Between Worlds”

“Laura Weymouth’s debut is a captivating tale of two sisters struggling to find home and to find themselves,” said Hannah Wilson of Out West Books.

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12 Sep

Around Indies

Sleepy Cat Books is now open; Greenlight Bookstore to open stationery store; Let’s Play Books announces grand reopening; Neverending Bookshop moves; The Golden Notebook to celebrate 40th birthday; Staff changes at The Lift, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, BookBar, and Third Place Books; I AM Books to organize IDEA Boston; Phoenix Books to celebrate National Voter Registration Day; Everyone’s Books donates to Brattleboro Police Department; and more.

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11 Sep

Ci6 Education: Amplifying Your Presence on Social Media With Eva Chen

At the sixth annual ABC Children’s Institute, Eva Chen gave booksellers tips and tricks on how to make their store Instagram accounts stand out. 

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04 Sep

Ci6 Education: Planning and Executing Successful Large-Scale Events

Four booksellers discussed how they organize large-scale author events both in their stores and off-site, from selecting a venue to ticketing to communicating with staff, publicists, and attendees.

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05 Sep

Around Indies

Element of Fun Books & Toys opens in New York; Bogan Books to open in Maine; Bronx River Books plans soft opening in New York; Macdonald Book Shop, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop to celebrate milestone anniversaries; Scout and Morgan’s Judith Kissner named MIBA’s Bookseller of the Year; Ivy Bookshop, Greedy Reads, Foggy Pine Books featured by local news; Her Bookshop becomes The Bookshop

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04 Sep

Catch the Next Episode of “The Great American Read” on September 11

Guests slated for the next episode include Sarah Jessica Parker, Venus Williams, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Clinton, Jason Reynolds, and James Patterson.

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28 Aug

Watch Now: ABA Webinar on Using NPD BookScan Data to Increase Sales

Booksellers can visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to watch a webinar on how to use NPD BookScan to help curate their inventory and increase sales.

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28 Aug

Recent ABA Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Bookstore Podcasts

During the roundtable, booksellers discussed why they decided to launch literary podcasts, partnerships they have developed, and how their podcasts have driven publicity and sales.

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