BTW Articles

02 Dec

A Q&A With Poet Donald Hall, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers’ top Indie Next List pick for December is The Selected Poems of Donald Hall by the former U.S. Poet Laureate. Hall selected what he considers the best of his poems for this collection, representing 70 years’ work.

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24 Nov

Indies First/Small Business Saturday: Last-Minute Reminders, Author Photos

More than 400 bookstores across the U.S. will be hosting Indies First celebrations on November 28, Small Business Saturday. Here are some final tips for booksellers, as well as photos of authors who helped kick off Indies First during last weekend’s Miami Book Fair International.

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24 Nov

Indie Bookstore Owner Bernie Tushaus Remembered

Bernie Tushaus, the longtime co-owner with his wife, Jane, of Prairie Books & Gifts in Hastings, Nebraska, died in October. In a letter to ABA, his son, Michael Tushaus, recently paid tribute to his father and his 40-year career in independent bookselling. 

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18 Nov

Bookseller Blurbs Cover Melville House Galley of The Mirror Thief

When it came to the cover of the galley for The Mirror Thief by debut author Martin Seay, independent publisher Melville House went in an unusual direction: an ARC completely covered in bookseller blurbs.

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19 Nov

Books With a Past to Open Second Store

Erin Matthews, the owner of Books With a Past, a new and used bookstore in Glenwood, Maryland, will open a second location on Thanksgiving weekend. The new store will be in Savage, Maryland.

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11 Nov

New Holiday Designs Available in BookWeb’s Bookseller DIY

New holiday designs for everything from posters and bookmarks to fliers and web banners are now available in the Bookseller DIY on BookWeb. 

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12 Nov

Village Books & Paper Dreams’ Second Location Aims for November 20 Opening

Village Books & Paper Dreams’ second location is slated to open on Friday, November 20, in Lynden, Washington. But, said store co-owner Chuck Robinson, “it’s going to require quite a few things to dovetail for it all to come together.”

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12 Nov

How to Use BookWeb’s Bookseller DIY Feature

Bookseller DIY is the first section to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new series of articles on getting the most out of the association’s website.

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11 Nov

Reservations Open for Hotel ABA at BEA 2016

The Drake Hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile — Hotel ABA for BookExpo America 2016 — offers a special rate that is available exclusively to ABA member booksellers until February 16, 2016.

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05 Nov

Media Coalition Executive Director David Horowitz Explains Group’s Impact on Booksellers

Media Coalition, whose members are eight media and entertainment trade associations, including ABA, has been defending First Amendment rights since 1973. Its latest challenge to a law threatening those rights was filed this week on behalf of Garden District Book Shop and Octavia Books, among others.

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