BTW Articles

10 Aug

Winter Institute 12: Save the Dates

Booksellers who are thinking about their travel plans to Winter Institute 12 should be aware that before the event officially kicks off with an opening reception on Friday evening, January 27, there will be much happening earlier in the day.

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11 Jul

Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog has been extended to this Friday, July 15.

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11 Jul

Post July Indie Next List Display Photos to Stay in It & Win It

ABA reminds bookstores taking part in the Indie Next List Years of Discovery Campaign that it’s now time to share photos of their July Indie Next List title displays by posting a photo to social media or featuring the display in a store e-newsletter.

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29 Jun

LGBTQ, Acceptance, Grief Resource List Grows to 430 Titles

The list of titles on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief suggested by booksellers in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando was updated this week with more than 100 additional recommendations.

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28 Jun

July 5 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until July 5 to submit their title recommendations for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

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23 Jun

The July ’16 Now in Paperback/Revisit & Rediscover Flier, Shelf-Talkers

Downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers are now available to promote the July Indie Next List’s Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

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23 Jun

Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline July 1

Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: Submit your store’s 2015 data via a secure, confidential form by the July 1 deadline.

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16 Jun

Face Out: ABA Board Member Chris Morrow on His Life Among Books

Northshire Bookstore co-owner Chris Morrow, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

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22 Jun

ABA Board Encourages Stores to Participate in ABACUS Before July 1 Deadline

The ABA Board is urging member stores to submit their 2015 financial data to the ABACUS-15 survey by the July 1 deadline. The data booksellers will receive in return is “incomparable,” the Board said.

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15 Jun

ABA Responds to Sunday’s Tragic Events in Orlando

ABA has released a statement about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub, as well as information about resources aimed at both helping the Orlando community and addressing the needs of customers looking for a greater understanding of LGBTQ issues, grief, and tolerance.

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