BTW Articles

20 Apr

Dave Barry to Present Breakfast Keynote at ABC Children’s Institute

Dave Barry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist, newspaper columnist, and author of more than two dozen books for children and adults, will be a keynote speaker at ABA’s fourth ABC Children’s Institute.

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13 Apr

Awards Season in Full Bloom

Here is a list of literary award winners and finalists announced in the past week.

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12 Apr

Main Street Books Aims to Corner the Market in Northeastern Nebraska

The closure of a book-and-music chain’s local branch store created the business opportunity of a lifetime for a couple in Norfolk, Nebraska. Chad and Bonnell Jochum plan to open Main Street Books, a general interest bookstore, on April 18. 

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09 Apr

Small Press Profile: Agate Publishing

Agate Publishing in Evanston, Illinois, publishes African American literature, business books, cookbooks, books with Chicago or Midwestern themes, and e-books, as well as textbooks via Agate Development, the company’s educational publishing arm.

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05 Apr

What’s in a Name?: Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop

Bookselling This Week’s new series “What’s in a Name?” looks at the story behind the name of New Orleans’ Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop.

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06 Apr

ABA Group on LinkedIn Open to All in Bookselling Industry

ABA has its own group page on the business-oriented social networking tool LinkedIn. Booksellers, publishers, and others in the industry are invited to share photos, post helpful articles, and start conversations about the business of retail bookselling.

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05 Apr

Volumes Bookcafé Holds Grand Opening

Volumes Bookcafé, a new general interest bookstore in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 2.

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05 Apr

ABA’s YouTube Channel Features Array of Resources

Booksellers are encouraged to check out the recent additions to ABA’s YouTube channel, including Winter Institute 11’s discussions on the New Localism movement and two of the event’s three plenary presentations, as well as bookseller interviews of 10 of this season’s Indies Introduce authors.

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28 Mar

StoryCorps Wants to Record Booksellers’ Stories

The oral history project StoryCorps is looking to collect stories from booksellers across the country who feel bookselling is their calling, who are passionate about books and readers and are committed to literacy in their communities.

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25 Mar

A Q&A With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel, The Nest, the number one Indie Next List pick for April, is “funny, thoughtful, and filled with unique and complex characters,” said Jennifer Oleinik of University Book Store in Seattle.

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