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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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20 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Chicago Review Press acquires Parenting Press; Ingram opens NYC office; Sourcebooks’ Raccah named PW Person of the Year; GalleyCat ceases publication; Bookigee to shut down; Laura Donnini named managing director, publisher of HarperCollins Italia; New app helps Vermonters buy local; Nominations open for National Small Business Week Awards

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19 Dec

Advocates for Independent Business Holds First Summit in D.C.

How to ensure that the voice of indie businesses is heard on both the national and local levels was the focus at the first Advocates for Independent Business Summit, held last week in Washington, D.C.

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14 Dec

Around Indies

Gramercy Books opens in Columbus, Ohio; Byrd’s Books celebrates fifth anniversary; Chapter One invites customers to follow the sheep trail; Anderson’s Bookshop hosts 11 authors for NapervilleREADS; Phoenix Books’ partners with Vermont Foodbank

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14 Dec

Single Tweet From Porter Square Books Leads to Hundreds of Book Recommendations

Requests poured in over Thanksgiving weekend after Porter Square Books sent out a simple tweet: “You there! Yes, you. You need a book. Tell us a little about yourself & we’ll find the right book.”

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14 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Nominations sought for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Screen-Free Week to partner with Children’s Book Week; LendingTree launches Small Business Grant Competition; New York Public Library and Macmillan partner for new publishing program; Publishers Lunch introduces Monthly Buzz Books; Binc receives $10,000+ holiday donation from Ingram; Chronicle Books announces leadership changes; Andy LeCount to join HarperCollins; 2017 PEN longlists announced

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