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31 Jan

Wi3: A Bookseller's Perspective

By Tova Beiser, Trade Book & Promotions Manager, Brown University Bookstore

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09 Jan

A Bookseller's Odyssey in China

Karl Pohrt of Shaman Drum Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is currently visiting China as part of a group of U.S. booksellers and librarians attending the Beijing Book Fair, and he's been sharing his adventure with booksellers via Omnibus, the bookselling blog on BookWeb.org.

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02 Jan
29 Nov

Give a Gift to Our Economy: Shop Locally Owned This Holiday Season


Stacy Mitchell

By Stacy Mitchell, Author of Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

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20 Nov

On the Media on Bookselling

This weekend, the National Public Radio program On the Media will feature a discussion about the state, and evolution, of bookselling with ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz.

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15 Nov

A Letter From ABA President Russ Lawrence Reporting on ... ABA's 'Ends Statements'

ABA Strategic Plan ... Er, Ends Statements Report


Russ Lawrence

Hey! What happened to our new American Booksellers Association Five-Year Strategic Plan?

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15 Nov

Great Ideas From the American Independent Business Alliance Leadership Gathering


Betsy Burton

Bookseller, author, and Local First Utah organizer Betsy Burton shares her experiences at the American Independent Business Alliance's (AMIBA) First Annual Leadership Gathering, which was held in Austin, Texas, on November 9 - 11.

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14 Nov

Betsy Burton's 10 Rules to Make Raising Funds for Local First and Independent Business Alliances Easy

Rule 1) Be clear about your vision and your goals as well as your fit within your community before making any organizational decisions: Decide whether you wish to be an alliance with advocacy powers or an educational organization dedicated to getting the Local First message out to the public.

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07 Nov

The 'Unexpected Things' Booksellers Love About Bookselling

To help bookstore owners and staff gird themselves for a hectic holiday season, here is an uplifting look at some of the unexpected things 15 of their fellow independent booksellers love about bookselling.

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18 Oct

Booksellers Win Big at NAIBA Fall Conference

By Kelley Drahushuk, Co-owner of Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, New York

Fall means several things. For many it means sports -- baseball playoffs, the start of football season. For booksellers and publishers, it means regional trade shows. And to Chester County Book Company's Joe Drabyak, president of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, it means both.

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17 Oct

NCIBA Show Earns Positive Reviews

Attendance at this year's Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) Trade Show was up, and booksellers who spoke to BTW dubbed it a terrific success. The show was held from Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 7, at the Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center Marriott.

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04 Oct

A Bookseller's Buzz on the GLBA Trade Show

By Daniel Goldin, General Manager, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops in Milwaukee

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04 Oct

Getting Energized at MPIBA's Book Camp

By Joe Foster, Ordering Manager, Maria's Bookshop in Durango, Colorado

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04 Oct

NEIBA Show Makes a Smooth Transition

By Megan Sullivan, Head Buyer, Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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04 Oct

SIBA Unveils a New Trade Show Schedule

By Rona Brinlee, Owner, The Bookmark in Atlantic Beach, Florida

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