BTW Articles

16 Jan

Winter Institute Set to Take Over Memphis

The Memphis Cook Convention Center is the hub of Wi13, with six nearby hotels serving as the home base for booksellers, publishers, authors, and other attendees. 

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07 Feb
The Black History Month display at the Vermont Book Shop.

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Throughout February, booksellers are hosting authors, creating displays, and sharing reading recommendations on social media while also reflecting on their role in providing access to diverse voices.

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14 Feb

Online Marketing: Pop-ups Garner New Newsletter Subscribers

Participants in the most recent ABA online marketing roundtable shared tactics for boosting e-mail newsletter subscribers through effective use of pop-up forms.

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14 Feb

Indie Booksellers in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Booksellers took to social media in recent days to share photos of their windows, in-store displays, and reading recommendations for Valentine’s Day.

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14 Feb

Wi13 Education: Jesse Mecham Teaches Rules for Financial Freedom

Jesse Mecham, author and founder of the website You Need a Budget, explains why financial success begins with giving every dollar a job. 

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12 Feb

Jewell Parker Rhodes on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Ghost Boys”

A 12-year-old boy is killed by police while holding a toy gun in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ new novel, which combines history and fiction to tell a story that explores how black children are seen in society. 

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20 Sep

Roanoke’s Book No Further Aims to Become Hub for Book Lovers and Authors

Book No Further will open on October 27 in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, with a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books and a focus on local authors and the history and sights of the region.

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07 Feb
That Book Store's Belle and Karen Opper.

That Book Store Coming to Connecticut’s Capitol Region

Karen Opper, a book blogger, Army veteran, and nurse, is making plans to open That Book Store in the southern suburbs of Hartford this summer.

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07 Feb

Wi13 Education: Strategies for Effective Social Media

Social media strategist Sarah Benoit discussed how to turn customers into advocates, why checking analytics can produce better posts, and how old-fashioned customer service still rules in the digital age.

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31 Jan
Arlene Lynes

“Groundhog Day” Movie Connection Drives Tourists to Bookstore

Read Between the Lynes bookstore is ready for a busy Groundhog Day holiday weekend thanks to the 1993 Bill Murray movie filmed in its town, Woodstock, Illinois.

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