BTW Articles

03 Jul

Indie Bookstores Around the Country Welcome Glory Edim, Founder of Well-Read Black Girl

This year, ABA is partnering with WRBG founder Glory Edim, who will be visiting indie bookstores around the country throughout the year to promote book clubs and her new book. 

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03 Jul

ABA Seeks Input on IndieCommerce Meetings at Regional Shows

The IndieCommerce team is seeking to learn if booksellers would like to meet with a representative one-on-one to discuss IndieCommerce and IndieLite at upcoming regional shows.

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27 Jun

Orca Books Transitions to Co-Op Business Model

The 27-year-old store will transition to a cooperative business model, which will invite a number of new business opportunities for the store and establish a succession plan.

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26 Jun

Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

Indie bookstores across the country are taking to social media in preparation for the eighth annual celebration of Find Waldo Local.

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26 Jun

Marketing Meetup Recap: Offering Printing & Publishing Services to Your Local Community

The online discussion featured guest speakers Josh Floyd of IngramSpark, Paul Hanson and Annabelle Barrett of Village Books, and Haley Chung of Politics & Prose.

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27 Jun

Around Indies

Page 1, Love’s Sweet Arrow now open; Fabled, Completely Booked to open; Avoid the Day tests storefront; Idle Time renamed Lost City; Children’s Book World, Well-Read Moose, Gathering Volumes celebrate anniversaries; Brookline Booksmith, Toadstool named best bookstores; McNally Jackson, Short Stories, Avid, Books of Wonder, Flyleaf, Left Bank, LA libreria, Midtown Scholar, Cupboard Maker, Aaron’s, Petunia’s Place, Sankofa, Lavender’s Bleu, and Dickens featured in local news.

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19 Jun

Around Indies

Turning the Page, Semicolon now open; McNally Jackson to open new location; Busboys and Poets features new bookstore section; Three Lives & Company reopens; Snowbound, Neighborhood Reads, Solid State celebrate anniversaries; The Bookloft relocates; Staff news at Bookmarks, Joseph-Beth; Ray Hillenbrand dies at 84; Merritt, Pagination, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives, Interabang, and Half Price featured in local news. 

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19 Jun

Staff at All ABA Member Stores Invited to Sign Up for BookWeb Access

There is no limit to the number of staff members at an ABA member store who can create their own account and access all the resources available on BookWeb.org. 

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19 Jun

Small Press Profile: Magination Press

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association and publishes titles on social and emotional learning as well as books centered on mental health and wellness.

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19 Jun

What’s in a Name?: Righton Books

Here, Righton Books owner Darryl Peck talks with Bookselling This Week about transitioning to the world of independent bookstores. 

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