Main Street/Shop Local

07 Aug

First Texas Independent Bookstore Day Spotlights Literary Texas

The first annual Texas Independent Bookstore Day, held on Saturday, August 5, celebrated the state’s bookstores and their communities.

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02 Aug

Jason Reynolds Named Spokesperson for Indies First

Author Jason Reynolds will be the spokesperson for this year’s celebration of Indies First, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, November 25.

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31 Jul

Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Find Waldo Local, 30th Anniversary of Where’s Waldo?

This July, indie booksellers celebrated the sixth anniversary of Find Waldo Local and the 30th anniversary of Where’s Waldo?, with many bookstores capping off the month with a finale party.

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27 Jun

ABA Member Bookstores Prepare for Sixth Annual Find Waldo Local

ABA member bookstores are gearing up for the 2017 celebration of Find Waldo Local, sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association. The sixth annual shop local event kicks off on Saturday, July 1.

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03 May

Booksellers Mark Third Independent Bookstore Day With Festive Celebrations

More than 400 bookstores nationwide celebrated Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29, with all-day events featuring author signings, special discounts, and book-themed refreshments.

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26 Apr

Bookstores Collaborate on Local Promotions for Independent Bookstore Day

Groups of booksellers are planning a variety of special promotions and reader challenges in their cities for Independent Bookstore Day, which takes place this Saturday, April 29.

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18 Apr

Take Note: Last-Minute Tips to Promote Independent Bookstore Day

With less than two weeks left to promote the April 29 celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, these social media and marketing tips will help booksellers make the most of the time remaining.

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12 Apr

Special Edition of Norse Mythology to Be Released for Independent Bookstore Day

Orders are now being accepted for a special edition of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, published by W.W. Norton for Independent Bookstore Day. Booksellers can also enter a raffle to win a John Waters poster from Algonquin. 

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12 Apr

Owner of Seattle’s Arundel Books Seeks Bookstore Neighbor

Phil Bevis, owner of Arundel Books, a new, used, and rare bookstore in Seattle, is looking for another bookseller to help him turn the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood into a book district.

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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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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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