BTW Articles

03 Jun

A Q&A With Gary Fisketjon, Editor of Kent Haruf’s “Our Souls at Night,” June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Gary Fisketjon, Kent Haruf’s longtime editor and friend, talks about the author’s final novel, Our Souls at Night, and his legacy as a writer.

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03 Jun

We Need Diverse Books, SLJ Release Booktalking Kits

A Booktalking Kit, created by We Need Diverse Books and School Library Journal, was shipped to ABA member stores in the Summer Kids’ White Box mailing.

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29 May

Jonathan Franzen Discusses New Book “Purity” at BookExpo Opener

The Corrections author Jonathan Franzen discussed his new book Purity in a conversation with Salon staff writer and co-founder Laura Miller at BookExpo America’s opening event on Wednesday, May 27.

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21 May

San Francisco Booksellers Welcome Mayor’s B2B Shop Local Campaign

Longtime Bay Area small business advocates Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books, and Hut Landon, NCIBA executive director, this week welcomed the launch of SF Biz Connect, a citywide business-to-business shop local campaign.

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20 May

Indies Choice Winner Anthony Doerr on All the Light We Cannot See and the Support of Indies

Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, talks to BTW about what the support of independent booksellers has meant to the success of his book. Doerr will be at the May 28 Celebration of Bookselling to receive the Indies Choice Book of the Year Award for Fiction.

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19 May

Meet Ryan Quinn, ABA’s New IndieCommerce Specialist

Ryan Quinn brings 12 years’ experience in e-commerce customer support to her new position as an IndieCommerce specialist at ABA.

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13 May

New Orleans’ Belated Independent Bookstore Day Deemed a Success

Sales were strong at three New Orleans indies that banded together to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day a week later than the rest of the country, due to a conflict with Jazz Fest.

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14 May

A Most Successful Year for Left Bank Books

For St. Louis, Missouri’s Left Bank Books, the past year was the most successful — as well as one of the most eventful — in the store’s 46-year history.

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13 May

Flowh Calendar Platform Offering Free Year to ABA Members

Flowh, a platform designed to turn an online events calendar into a marketing tool, is offering a free year of its premium service exclusively to ABA member stores.

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06 May

Small Press Profile: A Conversation With Dennis Loy Johnson of Melville House Books

The second in Bookselling This Week’s series of small press profiles features a conversation with Dennis Loy Johnson, publisher and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based independent publisher Melville House Books.

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