BTW Articles

30 Jul

A Q&A With Paula McLain, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Paula McLain talks about Beryl Markham, the boundary-breaking woman at the center of Circling the Sun, the challenges of writing historical fiction, and finding what she was meant to do in life.

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23 Jul

Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe to Open Second Location

This month, Thomas G. Roberts and Joseph J. Justin, co-owners of Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe in Warwick, New York, will open a branch in Greenwood Lake, New York.

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23 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winners announced; Go Set a Watchman becomes fastest-selling book in HarperCollins’ history; Deadline approaches for 2016 PEN Literary Awards title submissions

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23 Jul

Mississippi Indies Have High Hopes for First Annual Book Festival

 A crowd of thousands is expected at the first annual Mississippi Book Festival, which is scheduled for August 22 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Indie booksellers are looking forward to promoting new and established authors, as well as the state’s great literary tradition.

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16 Jul

“Good and Cheap” Cookbook Sales to Benefit the Food Insecure

For every trade copy of Leanne Brown’s cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day sold, Workman Publishing will donate a second copy to a person or family experiencing food insecurity.

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16 Jul

Meet ABA’s Accounting Department Staff

Here’s an introduction to ABA’s accounting department, whose five staff members include the organization’s new chief financial officer, Robyn DesHotel.

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09 Jul

Meet the Logistics Team Behind ABA Events

Jill Perlstein, ABA’s meetings and planning officer, and Maria Rodriguez, office administrative assistant, discuss their roles overseeing the logistics of travel, planning, accommodations, and room set-up for ABA events.

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07 Jul

First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman to Preview Online Friday

On Friday, July 10, the Wall Street Journal and the U.K.’s the Guardian will offer an online preview of the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. The novel goes on sale on July 14.

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09 Jul

Harper Lee’s Hometown Bookstore Prepped for Go Set a Watchman Release

The Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe in Monroeville, Alabama, has been preparing for the July 14 release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman for months. Since February, the To Kill a Mockingbird author’s hometown bookstore has pre-sold 1,000 more copies of the new book than the town has residents.

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30 Jun

2015 Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

Find Waldo Local 2015 begins on Wednesday, July 1, at indie bookstores and other locally owned businesses across the country. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA, has become a summer tradition.

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