BTW Articles

07 Jul

First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman to Preview Online Friday

On Friday, July 10, the Wall Street Journal and the U.K.’s the Guardian will offer an online preview of the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. The novel goes on sale on July 14.

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09 Jul

Harper Lee’s Hometown Bookstore Prepped for Go Set a Watchman Release

The Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe in Monroeville, Alabama, has been preparing for the July 14 release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman for months. Since February, the To Kill a Mockingbird author’s hometown bookstore has pre-sold 1,000 more copies of the new book than the town has residents.

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30 Jun

2015 Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

Find Waldo Local 2015 begins on Wednesday, July 1, at indie bookstores and other locally owned businesses across the country. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA, has become a summer tradition.

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01 Jul

NAIBA’s Bookstore Visit Challenge Encourages New Connections

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association is challenging booksellers to visit other bookstores around the country to share experiences and make connections with their peers.

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01 Jul

Meet ABA’s Support Team for Publisher Programs

ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols, Membership Program Manager Pete Reynolds, and Design and Production Manager Linda Ford discuss their work with the association’s Publisher Partners, on the Indie Bestseller and Indie Next lists, and more. 

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25 Jun

Small Press Profile: Nobrow Press Offers One-of-a-Kind Graphic Novels and Picture Books

Nobrow Press, a London-based graphic novel publisher,  produces unique, sustainably printed graphic novels, comics, and picture books by illustrators from the U.S., the U.K., and other European countries.

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24 Jun

Australian Bookseller Shares Thoughts on First BEA Experience

Jay Lansdown, the owner of Constant Reader Bookshop in Sydney, Australia, talks to BTW about his first BookExpo America, this past May.

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18 Jun

[words] Bookstore Honored as Ally to the Disabled

[words] Bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey, was one of just 10 businesses in the U.S. to receive the Ruderman Best in Business Award, which spotlights businesses and employers who hire and support people with disabilities.

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18 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Lambda Literary Foundation welcomes new board leadership; “The Other NBA” basketball game to benefit BookUp; First-ever Mississippi Book Festival to take place August 22

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18 Jun

Politics & Prose Returns as Official Bookseller at National Book Festival

Politics & Prose has been named the official bookseller for the Library of Congress National Book Festival for the second consecutive year. The 15th annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 5.

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