BTW Articles

23 Apr

Community Support Advances Opening of Phoenix Books in Rutland

Vermont’s Phoenix Books is using a “community supported enterprise” model to open a 2,400-square-foot space in Rutland this August. This will be the third store for Mike DeSanto and Renée Reiner, his wife and business partner.

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23 Apr

Village Books & Paper Dreams to Open in Lynden, Washington

Village Books & Paper Dreams founders and co-owners Chuck and Dee Robinson have announced plans to open a branch store in Lynden, Washington, 20 miles north of their flagship location in Bellingham.

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21 Apr

Discounted Admission Available for 2015 PEN World Voices Festival

More than 100 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York City from May 4 to 10, at the 11th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, where the theme will be “On Africa.” Booksellers are invited to use a special discount code for online ticket orders and to share the code with their customers.

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21 Apr

Eat, Sleep, Read…Order! ChicoBag Offers Discount on Top Three IndieBound Slogans

For a limited time, ChicoBag is offering the top three IndieBound slogans most requested by ABA members on original-style bags for half the suggested retail price.

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24 Mar

ChicoBag Affinity Program: A Rewarding Partnership

ChicoBag sells fun, eco-friendly fabric bags that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and through ABA’s ChicoBag affinity program, member stores can order these unique and custom products at a discount.

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15 Apr

Editors Enthusiastic About Bookseller Meetings at BEA

Publishers’ plans are taking shape for ABA’s Meet the Editor networking sessions at next month’s BookExpo America, but booksellers must preregister by May 11 for this exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the editing process.

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16 Apr

Innovative Ideas From Bookseller Brainstorming at Wi10

Here is an array of great ideas for promoting bookstores as hubs of creativity, community, and activity, all gleaned from the bookseller discussion groups following Steven Johnson’s plenary talk, “How We Got to Now,” at Winter Institute 10.

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09 Apr

Goldman Sachs Program Offers Continuing Education for Small Business Owners

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, which provides free coaching and education to small business owners, has been a boon to independent bookstore owner Darlene Krogol of Another Look Books.

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09 Apr

Editors, Publicists Look Forward to Meeting With Booksellers

Editors and publicists are preparing for Meet the Editor and Publicists Speed Dating, two networking events exclusively for ABA member booksellers at next month’s BookExpo America.

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09 Apr

Survey Finds Millennials Prefer Print Books, Physical Bookstores

Recent research has found that people born between 1982 and 2004 — the generation known as Millennials — are more interested in print rather than digital reading. 

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