BTW Articles

24 Jul

What’s in a Name?: Penguin Bookshop

Penguin Bookshop, which opened in 1929, will be celebrating 90 years in business this October.

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24 Jul

Around Indies

House of Books, Writers’ Workshoppe under new ownership; Hooray for Books reopens; Square, Chapters, Bridgeside celebrate anniversaries; Midtown Reader bookseller to compete on Jeopardy; Books & Books, Silver Unicorn, Curious Iguana, Turning the Page, Round Table, Book Exchange and Bible Bookstore, M. Judson, Gibson’s, Toadstool, White Birch, Innisfree, Water Street, Monkey See Monkey Do, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives featured in local news.

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17 Jul

Around Indies

Semicolon, Fables now open; Book Club, Commonplace Reader to open this year; Womrath under new ownership; Loyalty plans second location; Bartleby’s, Covered Treasures, Pageturners celebrate anniversaries; Square Books hosts art installation at local gallery; Yankee, Run for Cover, Riffraff, Sundog, I Know You Like a Book, Lit. On Fire, The Book Nook, The Bookshop, Charis featured in local news. 

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17 Jul

Ci7 Education: The Art of Reading Aloud

During the session, attendees not only learned about how to implement a fun and engaging story time in their stores, but participated in a story time themselves. 

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17 Jul

Marketing Meetup Recap: Catching the Romance Reader

Here are some of the tips the speakers shared on how indie booksellers can better welcome and promote romance books in their stores.

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10 Jul

Margaret Rogerson on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Sorcery of Thorns”

“I hope readers walk away with the message that it’s more important to have an open mind and keep asking questions than it is to know all the answers,” Rogerson told BTW.

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08 Jul

Technology Meetup Recap: Google Analytics and Your Store

“What I’m constantly surprised by is the amount of information about our website that is available right there at my fingertips and how customizable that information is,” said Jason Jefferies of Quail Ridge Books.

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02 Jul

What Books are ABA Staff Reading This Summer?

From Indies Introduce debuts to galleys picked up at Ci7, ABA staff will be doing a wide range of reading this summer.

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02 Jul

Around Indies

Country Bookseller, Women & Children First, Wicked Good Books celebrate anniversaries; Phoenix Books hosts the Guardian Legion; A Room of One’s Own launches fundraiser for RAICES; That Book Store, Read ’Em & Weep, BookPeople, Malvern, BookWoman, and more featured in local news. 

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01 Jul

Sign Up for July 11 Marketing Meetup on “Catching the Romance Reader”

During this Marketing Meetup, booksellers will hear about strategies for marketing romance titles in their stores.

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