BTW Articles

27 Nov

Holiday Children’s Art Auction Ends December 3

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s  online auction of original children’s art by 50 of the book industry’s leading artists and illustrators ends on Tuesday afternoon, December 3.

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07 Feb

Survey Confirms Benefits of “Buy Local First” Campaigns, Finds Challenges Ahead

The 2013 post-holiday Independent Business Survey, conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with ABA and other indie business organizations, has found that independent businesses experienced solid revenue growth in 2012, buoyed in part by “buy local first” initiatives and growing public interest in supporting locally owned businesses.

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30 Apr

Last Booksellers Forum Next Week in New Jersey

ABA member booksellers and non-members alike are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher, Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, Content Officer Dan Cullen, and Member Relationship Manager Kaitlin Pitcher at [words] bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey, next Wednesday, May 8, for an education session and an open forum discussion.

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02 May

Rare Signed Maurice Sendak Sketch to Be Auctioned at BEA

With double the number of works of art compared to last year, a special tribute to Maurice Sendak, and hosts Jack Gantos and Lauren Myracle, the May 29 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction & Reception at BEA is shaping up to be a stellar event. Thanks to a donation from the Estate of Maurice Sendak, auction participants will be able to bid on a sketch of Little Bear on tracing paper signed by the beloved author and illustrator.

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02 May

Colorado Bookseller Wins Grand Prize Hotel ABA Stay

Fifty-six prizes of free hotel nights at Hotel ABA — the Grand Hyatt New York — have been awarded to ABA member booksellers in a random drawing sponsored by BookExpo America.

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02 May

ABA Announces 2013 Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to choose a new president, vice president, and three Board directors are now official.

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30 Apr

An Important Update About Indie Bestsellers Reporting

With last week’s launch of the redesigned ABA trade website, BookWeb.org, the URL for Bestseller Reporting has changed, and members’ browsers will no longer pre-populate the log-in form with their usernames and passwords.

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02 May

Bookseller/Publisher Focus Group Signup Deadline Extended

ABA has extended the signup deadline for member booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern at BEA. Two booksellers from each ABA member store now have until Friday, May 10, to register for the Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups.

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18 Mar

Don’t Miss Out: “Find Waldo Local” Signup Ends Friday

This Friday, March 22, is the deadline to pre-register for Find Waldo Local 2013, the July community-wide celebration of the uniqueness, fun, and strength of local businesses, co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

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20 Feb

Candlewick and ABA Launch “Find Waldo Local 2013”

Starting on Thursday, February 21, independent booksellers across the country can pre-register to participate in Find Waldo Local 2013, a month-long community-wide scavenger hunt in July 2013 that celebrates the uniqueness, fun, and strength of local businesses.

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