BTW Articles

23 Mar

Signed Books Sought for Auction to Support Bookseller’s Heart Transplant

Staff at Inklings Bookshop is asking the bookselling community to help raise money for their coworker Mimi Applebaum’s heart transplant by donating signed books and other items for an auction to take place on Independent Bookstore Day.

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15 Mar

Wi11: Tips for Creating a Bookstore Café

Panelists at the Winter Institute 11 education session “Creating a Bookstore Café” shared tips and best practices for start-up, staffing, and overall management of a café.

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16 Mar

Books Inc. Named PW’s 2016 Bookstore of the Year

San Francisco’s Books Inc. has won this year’s Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year Award. In an announcement on Wednesday, PW also named Karel/Dutton Group’s Lise Solomon as Rep of the Year.

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16 Mar

UConn to Replace Co-op With For-Profit Company

The University of Connecticut will replace the UConn Co-op, which has operated the campus bookstore for 40 years, with a bookstore operated by either Follett or Barnes & Noble as early as June.

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16 Mar

New Owners, New Name for Once Upon a Tome

Alyssa and Jacob Holster, the new owners of Once Upon a Tome in Eden, North Carolina, are adding a coffee bar and changing the store’s name to Uprising Coffee & Books.

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15 Mar

Discounted Admission Available for 2016 PEN World Voices Festival

More than 150 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York City for the 12th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Booksellers are invited to use a special discount code for online ticket orders and to share the code with their customers.

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11 Mar

Industry Groups Call for End to Book Embargo Against Cuba

The American Booksellers Association has joined with other book industry groups and publishers to sign a petition calling on Congress and the White House to end the embargo against Cuba as it relates to books and educational materials.

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09 Mar

Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative Offers Opportunities for Booksellers

Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride talks about the Prizes’ 100th anniversary and how getting involved in the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative can help booksellers sell more books and connect with customers.

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08 Mar

Small Press Profile: Tin House Books

Tin House Books, an offshoot of the highly regarded Portland, Oregon, literary magazine Tin House, publishes debut authors, translations, essay collections, and reissues of out-of-print books.

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01 Mar

The Drama Book Shop Garners Overwhelming Support From Tweets by “Hamilton” Creator and Star

After a pipe burst at The Drama Book Shop and damaged a good portion of its inventory, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda encouraged his more than 269,000 Twitter followers to support the store: the result has been record sales and widespread media attention for the store.

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