BTW Articles

08 Jan

Indie Bookstores See Strong Holiday Shopping Season

“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”

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08 Jan
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First Marketing Meetup of 2020 Highlights Successful Marketing Strategies

The open conversation focused on marketing ideas and strategies that did and didn’t work in the past year, marketing plans for the upcoming year, and more.

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08 Jan

Wi15 Keynote Ryan Raffaelli on Technology Reemergence and the Indie Bookstore Resurgence

Raffaelli’s research introduces the concept of “technology reemergence,” a process whereby mature organizations and industries faced with technological change reinvent themselves.

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08 Jan
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ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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23 Dec

Around Indies

Thank You, The Bookstore open; Little City, Loyalty, McNally Jackson to open new locations; Book ’n’ Brush marks 50 years; South Main Book Co., Linden Tree under new ownership; BookBar nonprofit announces board; Still North, Curious Reader, Book Moon, This House of Books, Parnassus, and Seattle member stores featured in local news. 

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23 Dec
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Booksellers Showcase Their Holiday Spirit on Social Media

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re celebrating the holiday season, from book recommendations to ideas for stocking stuffers.

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23 Dec
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Making a New Year’s Resolution? Check Out These Education Resources on BookWeb.org

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of some of the most helpful recent education resources and matched them with a potential resolution to jumpstart the new year.

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23 Dec

Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This installment discusses ABA’s management and merchandising operations during the 1950s and 1960s. 

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18 Dec

Wi15 Education Session to Detail How to Establish a Healthy Work-Life Balance

“I’m looking forward to sharing resources and practical considerations for reducing work-life stress, improving work design, and promoting worker well-being,” said session leader Jeannie A.S. Nigam, MS, PHDc.

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11 Dec

What Books Are ABA Staff Reading This Holiday Season?

Staff reads range from fiction classics like Little Women to nonfiction to romance.

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