BTW Articles

24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Jennifer Finney Boylan on Gender and Resistance

“All I wanted [in life] was to be around books, and even now, decades later, I still feel that way,” said Boylan. “Booksellers and publishers are among the people I most admire in the world.”

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24 Jan

Booksellers Sample Board Games at Winter Institute

“Our shelves seem a little bare and we wanted to find some new and exciting things,” said Lauren Ritta of Indigo Bridge Books.

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23 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Rebecca Solnit on Voicelessness, Nonexistence, and Gender Violence

“Part of what we’re trying to do in books is to turn people into readers and listeners, into people who pay attention to other voices, other experiences, other perspectives,” said Solnit.

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24 Jan

Wi15 Keynote: Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence

Raffaelli identified key findings that he believes are what have supported the growth of the indie channel, but he also looked ahead to industry-specific challenges and how booksellers can address them.

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15 Jan
Author Tiffany Jewell at her standing room-only launch for This Book is Anti-Racist at  Booklink Booksellers in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Around Indies

Read Books to open; New locations for McNally Jackson, DIESEL, Little City; Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Excelsior Bay under new ownership; Bookloft moves; One More Page celebrates nine years; Bookish, For Keeps, Covered Treasures, Porter Square, Globus, Centuries and Sleuths, Tombolo, Off the Beaten Path, Bluebird, Otter Lane, Changing Hands, Booklink featured in local news. 

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14 Jan

Janae Marks on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “From the Desk of Zoe Washington”

“In her excellent debut novel, Marks skillfully balances a difficult social justice theme with lighthearted elements and lovingly rendered familial relationships,” said Anna Millsaps of bbgb books. 

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14 Jan
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A Q&A with Jeanine Cummins, Author of February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Thatcher Svekis of DIESEL, A Bookstore called American Dirt “a beautiful, heartbreaking odyssey, a vivid world filled with angels and demons, one I only wanted to leave so I could get my heart out of my throat.”

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14 Jan

Visit the Board Game Playroom at Winter Institute

Booksellers will have the chance to sample a variety of board games with colleagues or game reps, review discounts, and place orders in the Board Game Playroom.

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23 Dec
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Heading to Winter Institute? Check Out These Bookstores In and Around Baltimore

The Baltimore/D.C. area boasts more than 40 independent bookstores, including stores specializing in children’s books, university bookstores, and more. 

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08 Jan
Two people standing in front of Madison Street Books

Around Indies

Madison Street to open; words! goes co-op; Cupboard Maker Books holiday pop-up to stay; Brookline Booksmith to expand; Books of Wonder to stay through February; Liberty Bay Poulsbo sold; Chevalier’s celebrates 80 years; Let’s Play launches book festival; Casa Camino Real, Zenith, Brazos, Pressed, Collected Works, Magic City, Rough Draft, Still North, Fact & Fiction, Book Exchange, Tombolo, Downbound, Delaware Art Museum, Thank You, Left Bank, Green Toad, Off the Beaten Path, Trident, Brookline, Harvard, Paperback Exchange, Run for Cover, Mysterious Galaxy, Book Catapult, Back of Beyond, City Lights, Tattered Cover featured in local news.

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