BTW Articles

05 Nov

New Promotional Materials for Small Business Saturday, Indies First Now on BookWeb

Booksellers now have access to new images, logos, and other promotional materials to help publicize Small Business Saturday and Indies First. The new materials are posted in BookWeb’s Designs & Downloads.

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29 Oct

Mystery Lovers Bookshop to Celebrate 25th Anniversary on Halloween

Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Halloween party, author signing, and 10-cent book sale this Saturday, October 31. 

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29 Oct

Act Now: October 31 Deadline for Indies First, Indies Introduce Promotions

Saturday, October 31, is the last day for ABA member stores to take advantage of Indies First publisher specials and for stores new to Indies Introduce to register for the Winter/Spring 2016 debut title program.

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21 Oct

Booksellers Serving as Elected Officials: A Natural Fit

Five booksellers who hold elected office in their local communities have found their bookstore experience has made them well-suited for their political positions.

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22 Oct

Shortlists Revealed for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

This week, the American Library Association revealed the shortlists for its 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The announcement’s move to October gives booksellers the chance to promote the finalists to holiday shoppers.

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21 Oct

Bookstores Encouraged to “Get on the Map!”

As the third annual celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday approaches, bookstores are encouraged to enter their event details into the Indies First Activity Registry so their plans are publicized to consumers through IndieBound.org’s Indies First map.

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14 Oct

National Book Award Finalists Announced

Here are the shortlists for the 2015 National Book Awards; the winners will be announced on November 18 at a ceremony in New York City.

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08 Oct

Clinton Book Shop Owner Organizes Town’s First Harvest Festival

Harvey Finkel, owner of The Clinton Book Shop, is coordinating Clinton, New Jersey’s first Apple ‘n’ Pumpkin Harvest Festival to be held this Sunday, October 11.

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30 Sep

Bookstores Host Community Conversations on Race, Diversity

Bookstores including Quail Ridge Books & Music, The Regulator Bookshop, and Left Bank Books are fostering community conversations about race and diversity by holding public forums, hosting book discussions, and engaging in activism.  

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30 Sep

A Q&A With Lauren Groff, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers have chosen Lauren Groff’s cleverly crafted novel Fates and Furies as their top pick for October’s Indie Next List. Groff’s critically acclaimed work, which has been long-listed for the National Book Award, tells the story of a marriage in which not all is as it seems.

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