BTW Articles

11 Jun

Raise Money for Binc! Play the Heads or Tails Game at Children’s Institute

Throughout the institute, booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying festive, flashing pins for the opportunity to win $250.

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11 Jun

Preparations Heat Up for Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day; Promotional Graphics Now Available

On Saturday, August 17, the first Bookstore Romance Day will unite independent bookstores, readers, and writers across the country in celebration of the romance literary genre.

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12 Jun

Hedge Fund Agrees to Buy Barnes & Noble, But Readerlink May Present Competing Offer

B&N announced Friday it had reached a deal to be acquired by hedge fund Elliott Management, but the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that book distributor Readerlink may offer a competing bid.

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12 Jun

Snag Your Spot for Quidditch, Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in a quidditch match at Ci7, where they will be coached by Pittsburgh’s Steel City Quidditch Club. Registration for bookstore tours is still open as well.

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12 Jun

Glory Edim to Lead Well-Read Black Girl Workshop at Children’s Institute

Attendees who are interested in starting their own Well-Read Black Girl book clubs can participate in an interactive education workshop with founder Glory Edim.

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12 Jun

Taping Dates Available for #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

Participating stores will create a streaming Facebook Live video on a select Thursday that features store staff talking about titles they have been reading, loving, and recommending. 

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10 Jun

Ci7 App: Make Your Own Schedule

Among other functions, the app allows users to access the Children’s Institute schedule along with full session descriptions, and then create their own customized agendas.

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11 Jun
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Children’s Institute Book Drive to Collect Titles for Local Literacy Organization

ABA will be collecting children’s books for the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which is affiliated with Literacy Pittsburgh, at the Welcome Desk and Ask ABA Desk.

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04 Jun

Reminder: June 6 Marketing Meetup “Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines”

In this Marketing Meetup, participating booksellers will hear about best practices and general advice for marketing non-book items to customers, as well as some popular items and other less-popular ones.

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05 Jun

Binc Announces Eight Winners of 2019 Higher Education Scholarships

Seven $3,500 scholarships were awarded to dependents of booksellers, and one $5,000 scholarship went to a current indie bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non‐traditional student.

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