BTW Articles

11 Feb

Steven Johnson Explains “How We Got to Now”

Author Steven Johnson kicked off ABA’s lineup of plenary speakers at the Winter Institute with a Monday morning keynote that discussed how serendipitous collisions of ideas have, throughout history, driven innovation and fostered creativity in unexpected ways.

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05 Feb

59 ABA Member Stores Open in 2014, 29 Sold to New Owners*

In 2014, ABA membership grew by the largest number of new stores in a single year since the start of the Great Recession in 2008.

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05 Feb

Wi10 Keynote Speaker Azar Nafisi Shares Insights Into “The Republic of Imagination”

Author Azar Nafisi discusses her breakfast keynote, “The Republic of Imagination," set for Wednesday, February 11, at Winter Institute 10.

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05 Feb

BTW News Briefs

To Kill a Mockingbird author to release second book; Government censorship may shutter independent Belarus bookstore; Anne Enright named first Laureate for Irish Fiction; Penguin inks sales/distribution deal with America’s Test Kitchen; BISG, ALA to survey library patrons’ digital preferences; Random House’s independent bookstore liaison expands duties to Penguin; Simon & Schuster introduces new multimedia imprint

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29 Jan

CBC Diversity Blog Series Honors Walter Dean Myers

The Children’s Book Council CBC Diversity Initiative has launched the “It’s Possible” blog series, featuring five publishing professionals sharing their memories of working with Walter Dean Myers, the late children’s book author and advocate for literary diversity.

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29 Jan

Booksellers’ Debut Novels Featured on March Indie Next List

Debut novels by Porter Square’s Josh Cook (An Exaggerated Murder, Melville House) and Turnrow’s Jamie Kornegay (Soil, S&S) are among the titles on the March 2015 Indie Next List, which previews this week.

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22 Jan

Find Waldo Local 2015 Preregistration Begins

Preregistration for the 2015 Find Waldo Local campaign is open through March 15. Participation is capped at 250 ABA member stores.

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22 Jan

Wi10 Panel to Provide Expert Advice on Securing Small Business Loans

A financial consultant, a banker, and a credit union representative will present different perspectives on what it takes to secure financing for a planned expansion or special project at a bookstore during the Wi10 panel “How to Work With Your Bank: What You Need to Know.”

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22 Jan

Stores Find Holiday Success With Unique Non-Book Items

Bookstore owners around the country spoke with BTW about some of their reliably popular gifts as well as more unique non-book items that sold well this holiday season.

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15 Jan

Wi10’s Indie Retail Crawl Will Have Attendees Shopping Local

Independent business owners in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, are preparing for the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Retail Crawl, a three-hour shopping bonanza featuring discounts and unique merchandise that kicks off the 10th anniversary Winter Institute.

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