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05 Nov

Love Your Bookstore Challenge Starts November 8

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge will take place from Friday, November 8, to Saturday, November 17.

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05 Nov

Raven Book Store Owner Publishes “How to Resist Amazon and Why”

The 16-page zine features Caine’s October 2019 letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, a review of the case against Amazon, a compilation of Raven’s Twitter advocacy, and more.

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31 Oct

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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30 Oct

Around Indies

Epilogue to host soft opening; Next Chapter, Mind Chimes, Downbound now open; Breakwater under new ownership; Penguin, Left Bank, Buttonwood, Roundabout celebrate anniversaries; Joe’s Place owners to retire; Books of Wonder to move; New store to open in Moosterious Emporium space; Raven Book Store publishes zine; WORD launches Instagram video series; Best of Books, Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor, Thank You featured in local news. 

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30 Oct

Booksellers Showcase Halloween Spirit on Social Media

From spooky displays to trick-or-treat events, booksellers are taking to social media to show their Halloween spirit in the lead-up to October 31.

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24 Oct

Sign Up Now to be Featured in the Booksellers of America Social Media Campaign

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in independent bookstores across the country. 

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23 Oct

Nowhere Bookshop Orders Spike After Author Jenny Lawson Announces Website Is Live

Lawson is the author of books such as Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy and blogs at The Bloggess.

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23 Oct

Around Indies

Arts & Letters, new Half Price location open; Wishing Tree, Odyssey, DIESEL to open; Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s celebrate anniversaries; Interabang damaged by storm; 27th Letter wins Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; {pages} included in Best of Manhattan Beach; Muddy Water nominated for Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Raven Book Store writes letter to Jeff Bezos; Frugal Frigate unveils new logo; Inkwood, McNally Jackson, Mind Chimes, Magers & Quinn, Women & Children First, 2 Dandelions, Politics & Prose, Duende District, Loyalty mentioned in local news.

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16 Oct

Around Indies

2 Dandelions, Storied Owl now open; Thank You, Joseph-Beth Lexington Green to open; Excelsior Bay under new ownership; Bookman celebrates 45 years; John Grisham visits New Dominion; Subterranean wins June Indie Playlist display contest; Staff changes at Seminary Co-op, Towne Book Center; Madison Street, Auburn Oil Co., Righton, Neverending Bookshop, NeverMore featured in local news.

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16 Oct

Beehive Bookshop to Bring Community and Kindness to Dalton, Georgia

By reading more, learning more, and building empathy, Beehive owner Susan Beck said, “I hope we can be more kind to each other. I think that’s missing right now.”

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16 Oct

The Seminary Co-op Bookstores Transition to Not-for-Profit

“We are a cultural institution disguised as a retailer,” said Jeff Deutsch, director of the Seminary Co-op Bookstores. “Our cultural work of creating an unparalleled browsing experience and a hub for community...needs no further utility to justify its existence.”

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16 Oct

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

BTW Classifieds are the perfect place for booksellers to place help wanted ads, advertise fixtures or stores for sale, and more.

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16 Oct

Last Call: October 18 Deadline to Apply for 2019 James Patterson Holiday Bonuses

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 bonuses to 500 individual booksellers. 

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15 Oct

Bookselling’s Next Generation: An Interview With Shabeeh Syed

In this new series’ second installment, Shabeeh Syed, the assistant manager at the Anderson’s Bookshop location in La Grange, Illinois, spoke with Bookselling This Week about her work.

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09 Oct

“Booksellers of America” Invites ABA Members to Send in Photos for Social Media Campaign

The sign-up form asks participants to supply a photo and to reflect on their career in the bookselling industry, identify what they love about their jobs, and share significant or funny memories from their time in the business.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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