BTW Articles

08 May
An image of the Indie Next List Display at Vroman's.

In-Store Displays Are Boosting Sales of Indie Next List Titles

“We have two bestseller displays in the windows based on the Indie Bestseller lists, and find that the books from the Indie Next List slowly gravitate to the bestseller window displays,” said Janet Bibeau of The Storybook Cove.

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01 May

Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day a Nationwide Success

“Independent Bookstore Day has become a really important day on the annual bookstore calendar, and it’s clear from the reports we’ve heard that it continues to grow,” said American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher.

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01 May
The Lit. Bar logo, which is half of a wine glass place next to half of a book.

Around Indies

Madison Books, The Lit. Bar now open; GoGo Books hits the road; Book Trader owner to open pop-up; Off the Beaten Path celebrates 10 years; A Capella, Harvard, Brookline Booksmith, Trident, Newtonville, MahagonyBooks, Second Star to the Right, Storied Owl, BookPeople of Moscow, Silver Unicorn, Left Bank, Blue Cypress, Garden District, Our Daily Nada, and others featured in local news

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01 May

Marketing Meetup Recap: IngramSpark and Your Bookstore

The latest Marketing Meetup hosted by ABA focused on IngramSpark, a print-on-demand book publishing service and e-book distribution tool. 

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24 Apr

Around Indies

Lark and Owl, 2nd Act Books open; Storied Owl, Capital to open; Writer’s Block, Charis relocating; New owners for Browsing Bison; Orca to go co-op; McIntyre celebrates 30th; Raven Book Store tweet goes viral; Battenkill hosts Bold Stroke Books author panel; New Dominion, Johns Creek, Third House, Boswell, hello hello, Changing Hands, The Center for Fiction, Café Con Libros, Mil Mundos, The Lit. Bar, Word Up, The Last Bookstore, White Whale, Journeys of Life, Novel., and Burke’s featured in local news; Paragraphs named small business of the year; and more. 

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24 Apr

Children’s Book Week Kicks Off Monday, April 29

This year’s theme, in honor of the event’s 100th anniversary, is “Read Now. Read Forever,” and looks to the past, present, and future of children’s and young adult books.

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23 Apr

Booksellers Count Down to Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers around the country are preparing for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, to take place this Saturday, April 27.

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23 Apr
Child reading among the stacks inside Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, New York

Readers Around the Globe Celebrate World Book Day

April 23 marked World Book Day, an international event that celebrates books and reading. Take a look at what bookstores, authors, and literacy organizations around the globe did to celebrate the day.

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23 Apr

Common Good Books Sold, Renamed

“We have something special here," said new owner Nick Ballas, "and I’m delighted to be able to keep this store here for St. Paul readers.”

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16 Apr

Ten Years On, Just the Right Book Continues Delighting Customers

Here, R.J. Julia Booksellers founder Roxanne Coady shares the history of book subscription service Just The Right Book, along with a humorous bit of customer feedback.

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