BTW Articles

16 Oct

Around Indies

2 Dandelions, Storied Owl now open; Thank You, Joseph-Beth Lexington Green to open; Excelsior Bay under new ownership; Bookman celebrates 45 years; John Grisham visits New Dominion; Subterranean wins June Indie Playlist display contest; Staff changes at Seminary Co-op, Towne Book Center; Madison Street, Auburn Oil Co., Righton, Neverending Bookshop, NeverMore featured in local news.

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16 Oct

Beehive Bookshop to Bring Community and Kindness to Dalton, Georgia

By reading more, learning more, and building empathy, Beehive owner Susan Beck said, “I hope we can be more kind to each other. I think that’s missing right now.”

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16 Oct

The Seminary Co-op Bookstores Transition to Not-for-Profit

“We are a cultural institution disguised as a retailer,” said Jeff Deutsch, director of the Seminary Co-op Bookstores. “Our cultural work of creating an unparalleled browsing experience and a hub for community...needs no further utility to justify its existence.”

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16 Oct

Technology Meetup Recap: Payment Methods

During the meetup, three booksellers shared their experiences with various payment methods, including Square, PayPal, and more.

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09 Oct

Around Indies

Otter Lane, Enchanted Chapters, High Five now open; Loyalty, Elliott Bay open new locations; Book Nook, Left Bank mark 50 years; Hearthside, Page 2 move; Midtown Scholar wraps up festival; Orinda owner to speak at event; The Mysterious Bookshop, Next Page, River Lights, Prairie Lights, Crazy Wisdom, Literati, La Playa, Warwick’s, Bluestocking, The Book Catapult, Bay Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Run for Cover, Little Shop of Stories, Brave + Kind, The Story Shop featured in local news.

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09 Oct

What’s in a Name?: 27th Letter Books

Husband-and-wife team Drew and Erin Pineda first thought of opening a bookstore together while they were both serving as active duty U.S. Air Force officers in May 2018.

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09 Oct

Indie Booksellers Talk Strategies for Partnering With Fellow Local Businesses

Bookselling This Week recently spoke with three independent booksellers to learn about the different ways bookstores can make contact and establish partnerships with other area businesses.

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09 Oct

The Tylt Interviews Avid Bookshop Owner Janet Geddis

As part of the “Tell Me Everything” series from online news and debate website The Tylt, editor-at-large Jessie Blaeser visited Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, to find out why people love independent businesses.

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02 Oct

Around Indies

All Things Inspiration, Thank You, Auburn Oil Company, Literatus to open; Volumes, Towne Center to open new locations; Bluestocking now open; Poisoned Pen celebrates 30 years; Toadstool Milford location to move; words! goes co-op; Palabras among best of Phoenix; 27th Letter semifinalist in Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; Paper Boat, Firestorm, Prairie Lights, Seminary Co-op, The Open Book, Wild Detectives, Texian mentioned in local news. 

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02 Oct

Author Jenny Lawson Aims to Create a Sanctuary With Nowhere Bookshop

Nowhere Bookshop will be a community and event-driven space, Lawson said, and will feature a bar. 

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