Green Initiative

31 Jan

Third Annual Winter Institute a Rousing Success

By the time Saturday's closing reception at the American Booksellers Association's Third Annual Winter Institute (Wi3) was winding down, it was clear that booksellers and publishers attending the two-day educational event in Louisville, Kentucky, were very pleased.

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23 Jan

Bookstores Find Many Reasons to Go 'Green'

With no shortage of eco-friendly titles, booksellers are expanding their Environmental Sections, creating entirely new "green" sections, and offering tie-in events and sidelines to meet increasing customer interest. Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California, has featured a permanent section called Living Green, a mix of books and sidelines, since the fall of 2007, and Changing Hands in Tempe, Arizona, is emphasizing a "Go Green" theme via events throughout January and the rest of 2008.

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13 Dec

It's Easy Being Green: Wi3 Panel to Discuss How

Without a doubt, being green is in. And though booksellers have understood the importance of being environmentally conscious since the early 1960s, when Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published, the book industry as a whole has only recently begun looking for ways to become more enviro-friendly.

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28 Nov

CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg to Stir It Up at Wi3 Lunch

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21 Jun

Seeing Green: Publishers Strive to Become Eco-Friendly

Barefoot Books of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chelsea Green in White River Junction, Vermont, are two of the latest publishers to announce "going green" initiatives.

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