BTW Articles

19 Jun

Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Connecting with Readers in Digital Ways

At an event hosted by Publishers Weekly and the Center for Publishing at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, Books Are Magic’s Emma Straub offered some valuable tips for booksellers.

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12 Jun

Indies Celebrate Pride From Coast to Coast

From parade floats and story times to reading lists and open mics, here are the many ways independent bookstores are celebrating Pride and the LGBTQ+ community this June.

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12 Jun

Around Indies

Righton, Sag Harbor, Wilson Book Gallery, Canvasback now open; Love’s Sweet Arrow, Bodacious to open; Reads and Company celebrates grand opening; Three Lives opens sidewalk shop; Redbery expands; Pegasus, Book Soup, Monkey See, Writer’s Block, River Dog celebrate anniversaries; Lit. Bar owner manages Sonia Sotomayor signing; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Book Group Ambassador Program; Tattered Cover launches Big Summer Read; Bookends & Beginnings, Mil Mundos, E. Shaver, Avid, A Cappella, Well-Read Moose, Auntie’s, Paulina Springs featured in local news, and more.

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11 Jun

Marketing Meetup Recap: Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines

“We like to keep it relevant. We don’t ever want someone to walk in and say, ‘Is this a gift store or a bookstore?’” said Nicole Sullivan of BookBar.

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11 Jun

Book Soup Hosts Its Inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meeting

For the store’s first meeting, attendees discussed Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl, an anthology with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, and Tayari Jones, among other prominent women writers of color.

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05 Jun

You’re Invited! Second Annual Costume Party to Take Place at Children’s Institute

The Ci7 Welcome Reception and Costume Party will kick off the 2019 Children’s Institute on Wednesday, June 26.

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05 Jun

Around Indies

Reads & Company to open; Bookshop Santa Cruz opens mini shop; Bookends & Beginnings celebrates 5th anniversary; Books & Company wins IBD window contest; M and M, Purple Crow featured in local news.

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05 Jun

Marketing Meetup Recap: Live at BookExpo 2019

Booksellers discussed managing digital marketing campaigns and carrying them out successfully across newsletters, blogs, social media platforms, and websites while maintaining a consistent store brand.

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31 May

Around Indies

Golden Fig opens; Turning Page, Alibi to open; Penn Book Center to stay open; Green Arcade, Changing Hands celebrate anniversaries; Writer’s Block to move; Brookline Booksmith, Rediscovered named best bookstores; Jospeh-Beth bookseller to judge Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Bookmarks announces employee of the month; BookBar, The Lit. Bar, Bookends & Beginnings, The Book Worm, Mil Mundos, Roundabout, Classic Lines, Well-Read Moose featured in local news; and more. 

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31 May

Authors Honored at 2019 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards

Independent booksellers gathered at the Choice Stage at BookExpo 2019 for the 19th annual Indies Choice Book Awards ceremony.

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