BTW Articles

31 May

East Nashville’s Her Bookshop Prepares for June Opening

Publishing professional Joelle Herr plans to open Her Bookshop in Nashville, Tennessee, this June. The 400-square-foot store will have a special focus on illustrated gift books.

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31 May

The Queens Bookshop Fundraising Initiative Enters Final Month

Former B&N staffers Vina Castillo, Natalie Noboa, and Holly Nikodem are seeking to raise $70,000 by June 23 to open a general-interest bookstore in Queens, New York.

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16 May

BEA 2016: Booksellers Connect With Publishers, Authors, Fellow ABA Members

Booksellers attending BookExpo America in Chicago last week took full advantage of ABA programming, through which they met face-to-face with publishers, got books signed by authors, and networked with other booksellers.

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24 May

Grand Opening of Third Place Books Seward Park Exceeds Expectations

Thousands of people showed up for the grand opening of Third Place Books in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood last Saturday.

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25 May

Farmers’ Markets and Main Street Businesses: Natural Partners

Main Street businesses, such as bookstores, that create relationships with their local farmers’ markets can benefit their own bottom lines while contributing to a community environment that nurtures social ties.

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24 May

Making Bookstores Welcoming to Romance Readers

How to create positive and welcoming spaces for romance readers was the focus of the BEA panel “Creating a Safe Space for Genre Readers in Traditional Literary Strongholds.”

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24 May

The Last Word Bookstore to Open in Fort Worth

Paul Combs will fulfill his childhood dream of having his own bookstore when The Last Word Bookstore opens on May 27 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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18 May

Bookseller Panel Provides Tips to Authors on Working With Indies

At last week’s BookExpo America, a panel of four booksellers spoke to authors about how to create positive relationships with indies during an education session presented by the Authors Guild and ABA and moderated by author Richard Russo.

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18 May

A Q&A With Emma Cline, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Debut novelist Emma Cline explores the darker side of adolescence in The Girls, the number one pick of independent booksellers for the June 2016 Indie Next List.

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13 May

Authors Applauded at Indies Choice Book Awards at BEA

The 16th annual Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch honored the authors and illustrators who have helped to make bookselling fulfilling and fun for independent booksellers over the past year.

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