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11 Mar
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Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Using Twitter to Promote Linking to Indies

“Indie bookstores are awesome, as we all know, and it’s a good day if we can raise their profile,” said Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop.

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11 Mar

ABA Seeks Photos of Pre-Order Promotions in Bookstores

The photos of book displays, shelf-talkers, and other in-store signage that booksellers send in will be used in materials for future education sessions at ABA events, including this year’s Spring Forums.

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11 Mar
#ChooseIndie

Second Star to the Right Asks Denver Readers to #ChooseIndie

As Amazon Books opened its first Denver storefront last week, Second Star to the Right Books penned a letter to the city’s readers to remind them of the wonder of the city’s independent bookstores.

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06 Mar

Around Indies

Dog Moon opens; Ownership changes at San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe; Regulator celebrates first birthday under new ownership; Sassafras on Sutton reopens; Word Up owner Veronica Santiago Liu honored; New Dominion featured on PBS; Bookmarks the setting for On the Come Up video; Page and Palette, The Mitten Word, Firestorm, Watermark, Short Stories featured in local news

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04 Mar

Binc and Penguin Random House Launch “Indies With Impact” Grant Program

Two grants will be awarded to two bookstores that work with a nonprofit or organization on a program to strengthen their local communities and encourage reading.

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01 Mar

Bookstores Promote Women’s History Month on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

This March, booksellers are taking to social media to promote Women’s History Month, including by posting pictures of creative book displays.

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27 Feb

Wi14 Education: Dealing With Difficult People

The education session at Winter Institute focused on tips for identifying and navigating distressing situations or instances of harassment in the context of the bookstore.

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27 Feb

Around Indies

Main Street Reads to open; Story on the Square, Malaprop's satellite open; EyeSeeMee, Second Star to the Right relocate; Snowbound celebrates 35 years; Birchbark, River Bend, City of Asylum, The Book Catapult, Politics and Prose, Hooray for Books, Old Town featured in local news

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26 Feb
A look inside Elliott Bay Book Company.

Elliott Bay Partners With Local School to Host 100 Students on Field Trip

A local high school teacher, Adam Gish, wanted to share his love of reading and bookstores with his students in a new way: a school field trip. 

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26 Feb

Cricket Book Shop Celebrates 50th Year as ABA Member

Cricket Book Shop, which sells new books and gifts, opened on July 30, 1969, in Ashton, Maryland. That same year, the bookstore joined the American Booksellers Association.

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25 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Tayari Jones as 2019 Author Ambassador

The fifth annual event will be celebrated at more than 575 participating independent bookstores across the country on Saturday, April 27.

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20 Feb
A look inside Loyalty Bookstore.

Around Indies

Love’s Sweet Arrow to open; Caprichos to open in Armory Marketplace; Loyalty now open; Ownership changes at BookTowne; Andersons, Old Town, Books Are Magic, Main Street, Curious Iguana, Eso Won, Uncle Bobbie’s, Head House featured in local news; Gulf of Maine to celebrate 40th, Lawrence Ferlinghetti to celebrate 100th

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20 Feb

Winter Institute Book Drive Collects Thousands of Titles for Refugees

Denise Chávez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery, has been distributing books to refugees in her hometown of Las Cruces; more than 2,500 books were collected through the book drive. 

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13 Feb

Three ABA Member Stores Celebrate Five Years in Business

In honor of these anniversaries, Bookselling This Week asked the bookstore owners to reflect on their past five years in business and share how they have celebrated.

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13 Feb

Around Indies

Loyalty Bookstore to open; Center for Fiction to open bookstore; [words] Bookstore, McNally Jackson to open branch locations; Dragonfly Books owner buys Master’s Touch; That Book Store issued tavern permit; Book No Further to expand; Sassafras on Sutton to reopen; The Published Page featured in online TV series; Andover Bookstore claims title of oldest independent bookstore in country; EyeSeeMe, For Keeps, The Book Catapult, Classic Lines, Print, Green Apple, A Novel Idea, Shakespeare & Co. featured in local news

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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