BTW Articles

04 Mar
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Kate Messner on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Chirp”

“Messner is unparalleled in understanding young people’s minds, and her skillful and sensitive handling of difficult topics and situations makes this story one both young people and adults will be glad they read,” said Gail Meyer of The Bookstore Plus Music & Art.

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26 Feb

Around Indies

Village Books, TidePool BookShop, Oxford Comma to open; Revolution celebrates 40 years; Silver Unicorn named best retailer; Mitchell Kaplan inducted into hall of fame; Midtown Reader releases promotional video; Book Cellar manager receives award; Mercer Street Books, Greedy Reads, Old Town, Phoenix, Main Street, Third Place, Our Daily Nada featured in local news.

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25 Feb
Oliver & Friends owner Renee's cat.

Oliver & Friends Aims to Spark Conversations in Its New Maine Community

“I’m looking forward to having people in the store, to talking about books and expanding my own realm of what I tend to read,” said owner Renee Cunningham.

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26 Feb
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Angel Wings Bookstore Wins Free Year of IndieCommerce

ABA members who attended one of the 2019 fall regional trade shows had the opportunity to enter a promotion for one free year of IndieCommerce (a total value of $1,425).

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19 Feb
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Wi15: IndieCommerce Institute Offers Ideas and Inspiration for E-commerce

The institute offered an interactive, classroom-style seminar that provided in-depth information about features that can help booksellers make the most of their IndieCommerce sites. 

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19 Feb
A full house for Mary Kubica's event at Anderson's Bookshop

Around Indies

Ryan Raffaelli and Jamie Fiocco on On Point; Idle Time now Lost City Books; Mustard Seed to become Mockingbird; Book Haven sold; Barbara’s moves; Matt Miller of Tattered Cover to retire; Bookshop Santa Cruz partners with Changing Hands; Mary Kubica visits Anderson’s; Phoenix, Twig, Left Bank, Hello Hello, Brain Lair, Odyssey, Auburn Oil Co., Nicola’s featured in local news. 

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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
Little City's new location

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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