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05 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Prospective booksellers complete Paz “boot camp”; NAIBA to offer IBD grants; BolognaFiere to launch copyright/licensing show in NYC; PW Star Watch seeks nominations; Isla Fisher added to BookExpo Children’s Breakfast; HarperCollins launches anniversary projects; Bookmasters adds three publishers; May Buzz Books Monthly; Winners (NCIBA Book, Walt Whitman awards), Baileys Prize shortlist announced

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28 Mar

Independent Bookstore Day Celebrations Showcase Booksellers’ Creativity

More than 400 independent bookstores are planning in-store parties, author signings, and more for the April 29 celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. 

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15 Mar

Preregistration for Find Waldo Local Extended to March 20

The preregistration period for this July’s sixth annual celebration of Find Waldo Local has been extended to Monday, March 20.

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14 Mar

Seattle-Area Bookstores Issue Independent Bookstore Day Challenge

Nineteen bookstores in the Seattle area are challenging customers to visit all participating stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 29, for the chance to win a 25 percent discount all year.

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01 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Transfer of Perseus Books distribution completed; PRH to publish Obamas; WNDB internship application opens; Hummingbird offers new discount program; Study finds post-millennials prefer physical stores; Amazon opens East Coast store; #FreeWordsTurkey petition presented to German government; LA Times Book Prize finalists announced 

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01 Mar

Givens Books Produces TV Commercials Promoting Localism

Danny Givens, owner of Givens Books-Little Dickens in Lynchburg, Virginia, has created a series of buy local-themed commercials for WABC, a local television station.

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01 Mar

Noelle Santos’ Lit. Bar Hits $100,000 Fundraising Goal

Noelle Santos’s Indiegogo campaign has surpassed its $100,000 fundraising goal to open The Lit. Bar, a bookstore/wine bar in the South Bronx.

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22 Feb

Noelle Santos’ Lit. Bar Gathers Momentum for a Summer Opening

Noelle Santos, an HR professional with a love of literature, is just a few steps away from signing a lease for The Lit. Bar, a bookstore/wine bar, in her native South Bronx. 

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15 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Jack Lynch named HMH CEO; Consortium adds five publishers; Amazon to open store in San Francisco; Grammy, Lincoln Prize, Little Free Library winners and Audie finalists announced

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15 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Offers Marketing-in-a-Mailer

The Independent Bookstore Day Marketing-in-a-Mailer contains signage, stickers, teasers, shelf-talkers, and balloons to help bookstores promote the event. The kit costs $19 and orders are due March 1.

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14 Feb

March 1 Deadline to Preregister for Find Waldo Local 2017

Stores are encouraged to sign up now for the July 2017 celebration of Find Waldo Local, which will feature special swag in honor of the iconic character’s 30th anniversary this year.

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30 Jan

Emma Straub Named Independent Bookstore Day Ambassador

Author Emma Straub is serving as the ambassador for Independent Bookstore Day, which takes place April 29. Orders for special merchandise for the event are due February 1.

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25 Jan

Digital Book World Panel Explores Question “Will Bars Save Bookstores?”

At the Digital Book World panel “Will Bars Save Bookstores?” representatives of the bookselling and publishing industries discussed strategies that are helping bookstores not only survive but also thrive.

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23 Jan

ABA Op-Ed Calls Into Question Amazon’s Job Claims

ABA CEO Oren Teicher has written an op-ed for The Hill that underscores the full cost of Amazon’s growing consolidation of retail sales on communities nationwide.

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23 Jan

January/February Martha Stewart Living Promotes Indie Bookstores and Reading

The current issue of Martha Stewart Living includes a six-page feature on reading and independent bookstores, titled “Hit the Books! Our Reading List for 2017.”

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