BTW Articles

17 Jun
Annual Meeting and Town Hall

Booksellers Comment on Diversity, Finances, Healthcare, and More at Town Hall

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association hosted a virtual version of its Town Hall, where booksellers were invited to share their thoughts about the association and the book industry at large.

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17 Jun

Technology Meetup Recap: Using Chatbots for Online Orders

In this session, booksellers heard about an online chatbot service and saw a demonstration of how it works from the customer side. 

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17 Jun

A Report on the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association convened online for its Annual Membership Meeting.

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17 Jun
Mexican Gothic Book Cover

A Q&A With Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Creepy and romantic, Mexican Gothic is easily one of my favorite books of 2020,” said Tyrinne Lewis of Rakestraw Books in Danville, California.

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10 Jun
Marketing Meetup logo

Marketing Meetup Recap: Maximizing the Value of Website Visitors

This meetup discussed how to maximize the value of each new visitor to your site through social media marketing, retargeting, paid advertising, and more.

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10 Jun

Bookstores and Readers Continue to Promote Antiracism Titles for #ReadIndieForward

Promotional posts for the campaign are rolling in, with bookstores and readers contiuing to post about books related to the current antiracism movement and in support of Black authors.

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10 Jun

Indie Bookstores Support Pride, Black Lives Matter

From curated reading lists by LGBTQ+ and Black authors to live conversations surrounding activism, booksellers are promoting Pride in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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03 Jun
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Discusses Antiracism With Young People, Educators

Dr. Kendi told Bookselling This Week that he and author Jason Reynolds decided to hold the book club because there was a need in communities and classrooms across the country. 

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03 Jun

Join ABA for a Q&A With Left Bank Books on Bookselling During Race-Related Protests

During the June 4 forum, booksellers are encouraged to ask questions about topics related to the antiracism protests, from operational needs during riots to their store’s responsibility to its community. 

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03 Jun
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Lucy Knisley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Stepping Stones”

“I adore Lucy Knisley, and I’m so excited that she’s sharing her pitch-perfect voice with middle readers in this story inspired by her childhood! Fans of Raina Telgemeier, rejoice!” said Mary Wahlmeier of Raven Book Store.

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