BTW Articles

15 Dec

Indies Host Activities From the Traditional to the Unique This Holiday Season

Bookstores across the country have organized many fun activities and promotions this season, ranging from traditional gift-wrapping programs benefitting local charities to Duck’s Cottage’s holiday-themed “Coloring and Cocktails” event.

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17 Dec

Speakers Announced for BEA 2016 Children’s Author Breakfast

BEA has announced the authors who will speak at the 2016 Children’s Author Breakfast on Friday, May 13, at the McCormick Center in Chicago.

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15 Dec

Two Revisit & Rediscover Authors to Appear at Wi11 Book Swap

Katherine Hannigan and Luis Alberto Urrea, authors whose earlier work has been highlighted in the Indie Next List’s new Revisit & Rediscover feature, will make appearances at the first-ever Backlist Book Swap at Winter Institute.

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14 Dec

The Obamas Choose Indie Next List #1s as Their Favorite Books of 2015

Authors Lauren Groff and Elizabeth Alexander, whose recent books have been number one picks on this year’s Indie Next Lists, were also honored to have their titles named favorites by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, respectively.

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09 Dec

Scholastic Authors to Mingle With Booksellers at Meet & Treat After Party at Wi11

Booksellers will have the chance to meet Scholastic authors and illustrators and enjoy drinks and dessert at the publisher’s Meet & Treat After Party at Winter Institute 2016.

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09 Dec

Wi11 Session to Offer Booksellers Tips on Data Security/PCI Compliance

A Wi11 education session led by Total Computing Solutions’ Jim Hammons will review data security and PCI compliance standards to show booksellers how they can better protect their customers’ credit card data and their own businesses from liability.

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08 Dec

UConn Co-op Responds to University’s Decision to Issue RFP for New Bookstore Operator

The Board of Directors and staff of the UConn Co-op have issued a response to the University of Connecticut’s RFP for a new bookstore operator.

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03 Dec

Former King’s English Bookseller to Open Own Store

Aaron Cance, a former bookseller at The King’s English in Salt Lake City, Utah, is opening a bookstore next week in nearby Sandy. The Printed Garden will offer a mix of new and gently used, out-of-print, and signed and rare books. 

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03 Dec

ABA, Authors Guild, Authors United, and B&N File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Competitive E-Book Pricing

Groups representing booksellers and authors joined in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 2, to urge the court to review a lower court decision that found Apple violated antitrust law by conspiring to influence e-book pricing.

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02 Dec

Binc Board to Match Donations to Year-end Fundraiser Until December 15

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation has launched a year-end fundraising campaign with the hopes of raising $10,000 to continue its work providing emergency financial assistance to booksellers in times of crisis.

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