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    Chuck Robinson’s Bike Ride for Charity Rolls Along

    Chuck Robinson’s cross-country cycling trip to raise money and awareness for organizations including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has taken him 1,000 miles so far.

    Indie Running Stores Compete With Amazon Through Curation, Community, and Innovation

    Like indie bookstores, indie running retailers are continuing to connect with customers in the age of Amazon by strategies that include product curation, community-building, and innovation on all levels.

    Tubby & Coo’s Doubles Down on Board Game Trend

    Tubby & Coo’s owner Candice Huber has introduced a host of board game-related programs in conjunction with the New Orleans store’s third anniversary.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 1.9 percent in July 2017 compared to July 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Booksellers Fête Free Speech for Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week is September 24 to 30, and booksellers across the country are readying displays, events, promotions, and social media campaigns designed to spark debate and reflection about the nature of censorship and the rights of citizens to select their own books.

    Kobo Launches Audiobook Program

    Kobo is now offering an audiobook subscription plan to U.S. customers for $9.99 per month.

    How We Sell Backlist: Parnassus Books

    This second installment of BTW’s new occasional series “How We Sell Backlist” features Karen Hayes, who co-owns Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, with author Ann Patchett.

    An Update From PartnerShip on Holiday Shipping Surcharges

    Here, PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, offers an update about holiday shipping surcharges from UPS and FedEx.

    James Patterson Holiday Bonus Program Nominations Due October 1

    For the third year in a row, author James Patterson is offering his Holiday Bonus Program to reward bookstore employees who are making a difference in their stores and their communities.

    Indie Bookstores and Indie Hardware Stores Share Competitive Strengths

    In the age of Amazon, the current strength of both the indie hardware retail and indie bookselling industries can be attributed to superior customer service, convenience, and ongoing business innovation.

    Strong Sales for Politics & Prose’s Fourth Year at National Book Festival

    Politics & Prose pulled in high sales numbers serving, for the fourth time in a row, as the official bookseller for the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

    Sourcebooks Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Backlist Offer for Indie Booksellers

    Sourcebooks, the 10th largest trade book publisher in North America, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a backlist offer created especially for independent booksellers.

    The Politics of Curation: An Op-Ed by Rebecca Fitting

    “I am in awe of our customers and their desire to understand, and I feel a responsibility toward them to make sure we’re putting the right books forward for them to find,” says Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Rebecca Fitting.

    Time to Rethink Antitrust Enforcement?: Lina Khan on Amazon and Market Dominance

    Here, New America’s Lina Khan discusses Amazon, U.S. antitrust law, and the online giant’s role in the book industry.

    Booksellers on Creating Sanctuary to Foster Dialogue and Discovery

    To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions in the category of sanctuary.

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