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02 May

Free Gift Show Registration Open to ABA Members

Urban Expositions, which manages and produces gift shows throughout the year in locations around the country, is inviting booksellers to attend its upcoming gift shows free of charge. Online registration is now open for seven shows in July and August.

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30 Apr

A Special Invite to ASTRA’s Free Toy Marketplace Event

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association is inviting ABA members to attend the upcoming ASTRA Marketplace at the Phoenix Convention Center for free. The exhibit floor, offering a carefully curated selection of toys from hundreds of manufacturers, will be open on Monday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 10.

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18 Mar

Free Gift Show Access Available to Booksellers

Urban Expositions, which manages and produces gift shows throughout the year in locations around the country, is welcoming booksellers to attend its exhibitions free of charge.

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13 Nov

Binc to Benefit From Sales of Stkr.it

Bookstores can support the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by ordering Stkr.it, a new product that enables consumers to connect personal digital recordings to books and other items.

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07 Nov

Ellerkamp’s “Buy Local” Shopping Bags, Other Products on Sale

In anticipation of Small Business Saturday and Indies First, W.G. Ellerkamp is offering special, limited-time discounts on “Buy Local” shopping bags and select products.  

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18 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Philip Rafshoon named program director for Decatur Book Festival; Scarletta Press rebrands, adds imprints

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22 Feb

2012 Toy Fair Finds

Heres a peek at some of the offerings at last weeks 2012 American International Toy Fair that drew the attention of Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books & Toys and Jill Miner of Saturn Booksellers.

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25 Aug

Moleskine Launches Writing, Traveling, Reading Collections

This fall, booksellers looking for inventory to complement their bestselling Moleskine notebooks and planners need look no further.

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16 Aug

Promo Aims to Expand Magazines in Indie Bookstores

Magazine publishers have committed to participating in a program developed by Trofie that is designed to expand magazine sales in independent bookstores.

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10 Aug

Gift and Game Buying Made Easier

The Ingram Content Group’s expanded gift and game catalog, which includes more than 125 vendors selected by Ingram buyers and former booksellers, can be used to help launch or augment a store’s non-book inventory.

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07 Jun

Extending the Sale: Non-book in the Children’s Department

At the session “Selling Non-book in the Children's Department," ABA President Becky Anderson of Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Illinois, moderated a panel discussion with Beth Puffer of Bank Street Bookstore in New York City and Andrea Vuleta of Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, California, about their ordering tactics and top picks for toys and games.

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09 May

Booksellers Discover New Products at MSA’s Retail Conference & Expo

Booksellers who attended the Museum Store Association’s recent Retail Conference & Expo found the event, which focused on non-book products, a worthwhile complement to BEA.

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28 Apr

All-New Booksellers Resource Directory Launches

ABA has launched a completely redesigned and expanded online Booksellers Resource Directory in partnership with Multiview, Inc., a publisher of digital buyer’s guides and e-news briefs.

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07 Apr

Books and Food: A Great Combination

Bookstores have found a sideline that everybody likes: food. Booksellers from Books and Greetings, Readers’ Books, and  Clinton Book Shop recently spoke to BTW about the food or food-related items they’ve added to their inventory.

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