23 Nov

Face Out: ABA Board Member Matthew Norcross on His Life Among Books

ABA Board member Matthew Norcross of McLean & Eakin Booksellers talks about his early experiences with books and reading, his beginnings as a bookseller, important changes in the book industry, and more.

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19 Nov

A Scary Secret About Amazon

Winter Institute keynote speaker Martin Lindstrom, author of the forthcoming book Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends, writes that Amazon has opened a bricks-and-mortar bookstore to explore the potential of all of our five senses. The good news? Indie booksellers can leverage this potential, too. And to great effect.

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18 Nov

Face Out: ABA Board Member Valerie Koehler on Her Life Among Books

Valerie Koehler, the owner of Blue Willow Bookshop, talks about her early experiences with reading and books, what motivated her to become a bookstore owner, her goals as an ABA Board member, and more.

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12 Nov

Face Out: ABA Board Member John Evans on His Life Among Books

John Evans, the co-owner of DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland, Brentwood, and Larkspur, California, talks about his early experiences with reading and books, his goals as an ABA Board member, and more.

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05 Nov

Around Indies

Work moves ahead on Compass Books in SFO Terminal 3; MainStreet BookEnds draws crowds for Bernie Sanders; Bank Street Book Nook owner wins mayoral seat; Greenlight Bookstore to open second location; Vero Beach Book Center marks 40 years; Bethany Beach Books launches literary tour; Mystery Lovers founders create review site

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05 Nov

Alsace Walentine on Laying the Foundations for Her New Bookstore

Alsace Walentine, the former author events coordinator at Malaprop’s, provides an update on her plans to open a bookstore in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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04 Nov

Face Out: ABA Vice President Robert Sindelar on His Life Among Books

In the second in a series of ABA Board profiles, BTW talks to ABA Vice President Robert Sindelar, the managing partner of Third Place Books, about his early experiences with reading and books, his bookselling career, his goals as a Board member, and more.

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03 Nov

PNBA’s Chambliss Announces Plans to Retire, Search Begins for New Executive Director

After more than 20 years at the helm of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, on Tuesday, November 3, Thom Chambliss announced his plans to retire by spring 2016.

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28 Oct

Face Out: ABA President Betsy Burton on Her Life Among Books

In this first in a series of interviews with members of the ABA Board of Directors, President Betsy Burton talks about her early experiences with reading and books, what motivated her to found The King’s English, some of the important changes in the industry since then, and more.

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22 Oct

Around Indies

P.J. Boox opens with unique business model; Greenlight celebrates sixth anniversary, best bookstore honor; Tattered Cover’s Joyce Meskis hailed as First Amendment hero; Books Connection holds grand reopening; Brick and Mortar series spotlights indie booksellers

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21 Oct

Booksellers Serving as Elected Officials: A Natural Fit

Five booksellers who hold elected office in their local communities have found their bookstore experience has made them well-suited for their political positions.

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15 Oct

Book Industry Bids Farewell to NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon

Booksellers are offering their thanks and words of praise for Hut Landon, the longtime executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, who is retiring at the end of this week’s trade show.

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15 Sep

Papercuts J.P.’s Layte to Discuss Indie Vitality and Importance at TEDx Talk

On October 3, Kate Layte, owner of Papercuts J.P. in Boston, will be one of 20 speakers and performers taking part in a TEDx Talk on the theme of Joy & Purpose.

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27 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Hugo Award winners, Thurber Prize finalists announced; BISG reveals shortlists for most valuable volunteer, industry champion; HarperCollins India gets new CEO; Mississippi Book Festival exceeds expectations; IPS adds three publishers; Campaign asks bloggers to visit their local indie bookstores 

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27 Aug

ABA Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Program and Development Coordinator Gen de Botton and Graphic Designer Teresa Pereira Neufeld are the newest ABA staff members.

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