BTW Articles

05 Oct

Sales Rep Events for Staff and Local Community Offer Peek Into Upcoming Lists

Indie booksellers striving to stay in the know about upcoming releases spoke to BTW about inviting publisher sales representatives to their stores to talk books with both staff and customers.

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09 Oct

Virtual Roundtable Offers Insight Into Using Social Media for Customer Acquisition

During the discussion, three booksellers discussed the different types of social media platforms they use, what kind of content they post, and how they have increased follower engagement over time.

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10 Oct

Around Indies

Ada’s Discovery Café, Shakespeare & Co., and Run for Cover open; Kew & Willow celebrates first anniversary; Carmichael’s Bardstown Road location expands; Copperfish wins first place in Best of Charlotte awards; and more.

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02 Oct

The Writer’s Block Brings a Community Space to Anchorage

In what was once a porn shop, the Writer's Block Bookstore and Café blends art, music, literature, and international cuisine with a family-oriented community space.

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03 Oct

Around Indies

Wonderland Bookshop to open; Booked opens; Green Apple and Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Paulina Springs Books and [words]; Tombolo Books named “Best Bookstore On-the-Go”

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25 Sep

Ink Fish Books Brings Cookbooks and Culture to Warren, Rhode Island

The new Ink Fish Books, a new and used bookstore in Warren, Rhode Island, specializes in cookbooks and kitchen gear. 

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25 Sep

Virtual Marketing Roundtable Offers Insight Into Subscription Services

Booksellers at last week’s virtual marketing roundtable discussed how they have implemented subscription services in their stores. 

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24 Sep

Introducing Melissa Napolitano, ABA’s New Graphic Designer

Melissa Napolitano joined the American Booksellers Association staff last month as the new Graphic Designer. 

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19 Sep

Around Indies

Bronx River Books opens; Union Ave Books to expand; Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore and Newtonville Books celebrate anniversaries; The Ripped Bodice signs deal with Sony Pictures TV; and more.

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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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