BTW Articles

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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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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