17 Aug

BTW News Briefs

B&N announces CEO’s departure; Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Alabama; PEN/Nabokov Award revived to honor international writers; Christian Robinson to illustrate 2017 Children’s Book Week poster; Sesame Street and Running Press team up

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26 Jul

Ci4 Panel Takes on Literacy Development for Babies and Toddlers

The ABC Children’s Institute panel “Literacy Development for Babies and Toddlers” featured three booksellers and an early childhood education specialist discussing how to help customers choose the appropriate books for children at different stages of development.

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20 Jul

Booksellers, Publishers Decode Leveled Books for Early Readers

How to use leveled book designations to guide parents and children to appropriate reading choices that are both fun and educational was the subject of a panel discussion at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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13 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Senate confirms Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress; NEA Big Read announces new focus; Christopher Myers to launch imprint with Random House Children’s Books; Carl Lennertz named Children’s Book Council executive director; Inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Romance released; AAP survey reveals book industry net revenue of $28 billion in 2015; Malaprop’s owner discusses post-H.B. 2 decline in business; Longlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced; PEN America introduces PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

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07 Jun

Customizable Bingo Card Available for Give Me Summer, Give Me Books

A Google Drawings file allows booksellers to create a customized store bingo card for the Give Me Summer, Give Me Books reading program.

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29 Apr

May 6 Deadline for Children’s Book Week Display Contest Entries

Children’s Book Week display contest entries must be submitted to ABC Children’s Group Manager Matthew Zoni by May 6.

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22 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off April 30

Booksellers are invited to enter this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest by mounting in-store or window displays celebrating children’s books and reading from April 30 through May 8.

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20 Apr

BTW News Briefs

John Y. Cole named Library of Congress historian; Simon & Schuster promotes two in sales division

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13 Apr

Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! Returns With Bingo Game

This year, the national summer reading program Give Me Summer! Give Me Books! challenges young readers to pick up a 24-space Bingo card from their local independent bookstore and check off boxes for each book they read.

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30 Mar

Readers’ Retreats, Bookmobile, and an Expansion Mean Busy Times at Parnassus Books

In April, Nashville’s Parnassus Books will host its fourth readers’ retreat at the Rivendell Writers Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee. This spring also brings with it the introduction of a new bookmobile and the beginning of the store’s expansion project.

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23 Mar

Off the Shelf’s Wi11 Backlist Book Swap Video Now Online

Off the Shelf’s video compilation of bookseller interviews from Winter Institute’s first annual Backlist Book Swap is now available on YouTube. 

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02 Mar

97th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled, Display Contest Details Announced

Booksellers are invited to participate in a display contest in celebration of the 97th annual Children’s Book Week (May 2 to 8). Bonus points will be awarded to stores incorporating the 2016 Children’s Book Week poster.

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03 Feb

Booksellers Share Tips on How to Start Working With Title I Schools

At Winter Institute 11, a panel of booksellers discussed strategies for connecting with Title I coordinators in their local schools and making use of federal funding to provide a robust education for underserved students.

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25 Jan

BTW News Briefs

International Literacy Association releases flier of 2016 Notable Books for a Global Society; 50,000 books go to children in need through PRH #GiveaBook campaign; PEN America to honor J.K. Rowling, Michael Pietsch

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13 Jan

BTW News Briefs

American Small Business Championship contest opens; Berkley becomes part of Putnam/Dutton; ALA joins Penguin Random House in support of National Readathon Day; We Need Diverse Books announces inaugural mentees; William Johnson named Lambda Literary program director; Winners of 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards revealed; The Story Prize finalists announced 

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