BTW Articles

04 May

Alaska’s Old Harbor Books to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Old Harbor Books, which was founded as a collective in 1976 by three couples in Sitka, Alaska, will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, May 7. 

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04 May

AAP’s Bookjobs.com Now Open to Bookstore Job Postings

The Association of American Publishers is encouraging booksellers to post their open staff positions on the organization’s Bookjobs.com website, which is widely used by young book-loving professionals to search for entry-level jobs and internship positions.

 

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04 May

Developer’s Rent Offer Prompts Main Point Books’ Move

Main Point Books owner Cathy Fiebach is moving her Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, bookstore to a larger space after a developer in nearby Wayne offered her an incentive to relocate.

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25 Apr

Bel & Bunna’s Books Plans Opening for Late May

Clare McNeill aims to open Bel & Bunna’s Books, “a literary wonderland for children and young adults,” in Lafayette, California’s downtown shopping district by Memorial Day.

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26 Apr

What’s in a Name?: The Regulator Bookshop

Tom Campbell, co-owner of The Regulator Bookshop, explains the origins of the Durham, North Carolina, store’s name.

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19 Apr

Follett Buys Baker & Taylor

Follett Corporation has acquired Baker & Taylor to create what it said is the world’s largest single source of curated content and multimedia for librarians and educators.

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20 Apr

Awards Season Continues

Here are some of the literary award winners and shortlists announced in the last week.

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19 Apr

Kepler’s Honored With Sustainability Award

Kepler’s Books recently received Sustainable San Mateo County’s Sustainability Award in recognition of the bookstore’s transformation into a sustainable cultural institution.

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20 Apr

What’s in a Name?: Curious Iguana

Marlene England, who owns Curious Iguana in Frederick, Maryland, with her husband, Tom, explains how they chose the store’s name.

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19 Apr

Houston Area Bookstores Grapple With Record-Breaking Floodwaters

Several ABA member bookstores in the Houston, Texas, area experienced fallout from heavy rains and massive flooding that hit the region on Monday, April 18.

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