BTW Articles

08 Oct

Clinton Book Shop Owner Organizes Town’s First Harvest Festival

Harvey Finkel, owner of The Clinton Book Shop, is coordinating Clinton, New Jersey’s first Apple ‘n’ Pumpkin Harvest Festival to be held this Sunday, October 11.

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30 Sep

Bookstores Host Community Conversations on Race, Diversity

Bookstores including Quail Ridge Books & Music, The Regulator Bookshop, and Left Bank Books are fostering community conversations about race and diversity by holding public forums, hosting book discussions, and engaging in activism.  

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30 Sep

A Q&A With Lauren Groff, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers have chosen Lauren Groff’s cleverly crafted novel Fates and Furies as their top pick for October’s Indie Next List. Groff’s critically acclaimed work, which has been long-listed for the National Book Award, tells the story of a marriage in which not all is as it seems.

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17 Sep

National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

This week, the National Book Foundation announced the longlists for the 2015 National Book Awards in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature.

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16 Sep

Bookseller’s Girl Waits With Gun Makes It Big With Indies

Amy Stewart, the co-owner of Eureka Books, has made both the Indie Bestseller List and the September Indie Next List with her seventh book and first work of historical fiction, Girl Waits With Gun.

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10 Sep

San Diego’s The Grove Transforms Into West Grove Collective

Following a month of remodeling, Anne Mery has opened the West Grove Collective, one of two independently owned businesses now operating in the former location of The Grove.

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10 Sep

Politics & Prose Sees Sales Increase in Second Year at National Book Festival

Higher audience turnout at last Saturday’s Library of Congress National Book Festival translated into a big jump in sales for Politics & Prose, the event’s official bookseller for the second consecutive year.

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02 Sep

Bittersweet Books & Coffee Offers a Taste of the Sweet Life

Since opening in May in a renovated 19th century opera house in Americus, Georgia, Bittersweet Books & Coffee has become a literary haven where community members can find new and used books; browse thousands of comic books; and enjoy gourmet coffee, chocolates, and desserts. 

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03 Sep

Macmillan Children’s Partners With Indies for Crenshaw Nationwide Food Drive

Independent bookstores are teaming up with Macmillan on a nationwide food drive to address childhood hunger in their local communities. The campaign is part of a promotion for the novel Crenshaw by Newbery Medalist and Animorphs series creator Katherine Applegate.

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27 Aug

Deadly West Coast Wildfires Affecting Area Booksellers

BTW recently checked in with booksellers on the West Coast who have been impacted by wildfires this season.

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