BTW Articles

17 Sep

National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

This week, the National Book Foundation announced the longlists for the 2015 National Book Awards in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature.

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16 Sep

Bookseller’s Girl Waits With Gun Makes It Big With Indies

Amy Stewart, the co-owner of Eureka Books, has made both the Indie Bestseller List and the September Indie Next List with her seventh book and first work of historical fiction, Girl Waits With Gun.

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10 Sep

San Diego’s The Grove Transforms Into West Grove Collective

Following a month of remodeling, Anne Mery has opened the West Grove Collective, one of two independently owned businesses now operating in the former location of The Grove.

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10 Sep

Politics & Prose Sees Sales Increase in Second Year at National Book Festival

Higher audience turnout at last Saturday’s Library of Congress National Book Festival translated into a big jump in sales for Politics & Prose, the event’s official bookseller for the second consecutive year.

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02 Sep

Bittersweet Books & Coffee Offers a Taste of the Sweet Life

Since opening in May in a renovated 19th century opera house in Americus, Georgia, Bittersweet Books & Coffee has become a literary haven where community members can find new and used books; browse thousands of comic books; and enjoy gourmet coffee, chocolates, and desserts. 

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03 Sep

Macmillan Children’s Partners With Indies for Crenshaw Nationwide Food Drive

Independent bookstores are teaming up with Macmillan on a nationwide food drive to address childhood hunger in their local communities. The campaign is part of a promotion for the novel Crenshaw by Newbery Medalist and Animorphs series creator Katherine Applegate.

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27 Aug

Deadly West Coast Wildfires Affecting Area Booksellers

BTW recently checked in with booksellers on the West Coast who have been impacted by wildfires this season.

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25 Aug

Kobo “eRead Local” Program Begins: Web Banners Encourage Customers to Sign Up

New graphics for use on store websites encourage customers to create a Kobo account and take advantage of a special “eRead Local” credit.

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27 Aug

ABA Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Program and Development Coordinator Gen de Botton and Graphic Designer Teresa Pereira Neufeld are the newest ABA staff members.

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12 Aug

High Praise for Human Resources Workshop to Be Held Twice This Fall

In response to enthusiastic feedback from booksellers who participated in Winter Institute 10’s Advanced Learning Session on Human Resources, ABA has invited the session’s presenter, Dr. John Sherlock, to lead two Human Resources Workshops this fall.

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