BTW Articles

17 Apr

Around Indies

Epilogue, Reads & Company, Madison Books to open; Second Star to the Right to expand; An Unlikely Story, Bookmarks, Trident, The Silver Unicorn, Gibson’s, EyeSeeMe, Lavender’s Bleu, Book Culture, Birchbark, Fenton’s Open Book, Powell’s featured in local news; Little City Books hosts Hoboken Literary Weekend

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16 Apr
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Influencer Marketing

The latest Marketing Meetup hosted by ABA covered the different ways booksellers can market their stores by partnering with local and global social media influencers.

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16 Apr

Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Promoting Indie Next List Titles

“It’s easy to forget how intimidating a bookstore can be for some customers,” said Kerry Halls of Auntie’s Bookstore. “Displays provide a really friendly access point for people who maybe don’t have the time or energy to get lost in the stacks.”

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16 Apr
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Eco-Conscious Efforts in Effect at Independent Bookstores From Coast to Coast

In celebration of this year’s Earth Day on Monday, April 22, booksellers shared the ways indie bookstores can incorporate green practices and policies into their stores year-round. 

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16 Apr

Cape & Islands Bookstore Trail to Launch on April 27

Beginning this Independent Bookstore Day, readers are invited to visit 20 bookstores across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket as part of an event organized by Massachusetts booksellers.

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02 Jan
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Around Indies

Spark Books opens; The King’s English to open new location; Carmichael’s under new ownership; Highland Books on the moves; Novel Books recognized; Books & Mortar, Jake’s Place, Third Place Books make local news; and more.

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19 Mar
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Around Indies

Mil Mundos opens; The Open Book to hold grand opening; Lark & Owl to open; Collected Works to reopen; Murder on the Beach to move; Bethany Beach, Fables and Fairy Tales named top stores; Raven Book Store owner profiled; The Brain Lair hosts presidential candidate; Bluestocking, Old Town, The Wild Detectives, Deep Vellum, and more featured in news stories.

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10 Apr
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Booksellers Across the Country Prepare for Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 27, will mark the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day party taking place at indie bookstores nationwide.

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10 Apr
[words] Bookstore co-owner Jonah Zimiles and author Harlan Coben.

[words] Bookstore Hosts Soft Launch Event at LifeTown Location

LifeTown is a 53,000-square-foot center that aims to redefine the landscape for individuals with special needs via recreational, therapeutic, and educational facilities. 

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10 Apr
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A Q&A With Angie Thomas, Author of Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “On the Come Up”

“Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!” said Melissa Fox of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas.

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