BTW Articles

19 Jan

Share Your Backlist Book Swap Favorite Before Heading to Wi11

Help ABA prepare for the first-ever Backlist Book Swap at the Winter Institute by submitting the title of the book you will be bringing to the January 23 party via a form on BookWeb. All Wi11 registrants are encouraged to participate.

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20 Jan

Rhode Island’s Savoy Bookshop & Café to Open in Late February

An ambitious restoration project to turn Westerly, Rhode Island’s historic Savoy Hotel into the Savoy Bookshop & Café is finally nearing completion.

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15 Jan

Preregistration for Find Waldo Local’s Fifth Anniversary Year Begins January 25

Online preregistration for the 2016 Find Waldo Local campaign opens on January 25. Participation in the fifth annual small business scavenger hunt is capped at 250 ABA member stores.

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13 Jan

Bookseller Ashley Warlick Hits the February Indie Next List With Novel About M.F.K. Fisher

Ashley Warlick, a novelist, food magazine editor, and co-founder and buyer at M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, felt honored when her novel The Arrangement was selected by her fellow booksellers for the February 2016 Indie Next List. 

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06 Jan

Winter Institute 11 App Now Live

The first-ever Winter Institute app for iPhone, iPad, or Android went live on January 6. A link tot the app, which is designed to enhance their experience at this month’s ABA education event in Denver, was sent in an e-mail to all registrants.

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06 Jan

Sourcebooks Sweepstakes Invites Readers to Nominate Their Favorite Bookstore

Sourcebooks Landmark, publisher of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, the #1 Indie Next List Pick for January, is inviting readers to vote for their favorite bookstore for the chance to win a prize for themselves and for the three indie bookstores garnering the most votes.

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05 Jan

Downloadable Materials Promote Titles of Gene Luen Yang, New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

To celebrate the appointment of Gene Luen Yang as the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, First Second Books has made downloadable shelf-talkers, sell sheets, and signs for his titles available through Edelweiss.

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21 Dec

Elderly Driver Crashes Car Into Quail Ridge Books

An elderly woman crashed her car into Quail Ridge Books & Music on Sunday afternoon after mistaking the gas pedal for the brake.

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18 Dec

Revisit & Rediscover Author Katherine Hannigan Thanks Booksellers

Katherine Hannigan, who will be at the Wi11 Backlist Book Swap, recently wrote a letter thanking booksellers for selecting Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World as a Revisit & Rediscover title.

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18 Dec

Bestseller Reporting Crucial During Holiday Selling Season

As the holiday season reaches its peak and bookstores are at their busiest, it is especially important for ABA members to continue to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists.

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