BTW Articles

04 Nov

WORD’s Matchmaking Wins Notice

WORD bookstore in Brooklyn was recently recognized by the Village Voice for “Best Off-Line Personal Ads - 2010” for its matchmaking board – a success that has spawned bookish love connections and press coverage since its debut last July.

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06 Jan

HarperCollins Launches E-Commerce Support Program for Retailers

HarperCollins has created a program that encourages retailers to use e-commerce tools to sell Harper print and e-book titles. The program directly benefits ABA IndieCommerce stores.

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16 Jun

Gulf Coast Booksellers Brace for Long-Term Effects of BP Oil Spill

As the nation's worst oil spill spreads east along the coast from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, some Gulf Coast booksellers are already feeling the impact.

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29 Jul

Turns Out There’s a Lot in a Name

JoAnne Kohler never expected national press interest in her decision to change her bookstore’s name from Tea Party Bookshop. Now, after coverage ranging from the Washington Post to NPR, she’s looking forward to the name change, scheduled for August 15.

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16 Sep

ASTRA Launches Neighborhood Toy Store Day

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association is encouraging ABA members to help promote the inaugural celebration of Neighborhood Toy Store Day, set for November 13.

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10 Nov

Skylight Launches Fine Prints Raffle Series

Skylight Books, which has created various innovative marketing campaigns, recently developed a new raffle series called “Fine Prints.” During October, every customer who spent $40 or more was eligible to enter the raffle.

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12 Jan

ABA to Honor NPR at Wi6

ABA will honor NPR and its President and CEO, Vivian Schiller, at the evening reception that caps Wi6s Legislative Day.  The reception, at the Library of Congress’ Madison Building, is co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and is open to all Wi6 attendees.

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16 Jun

Retail Bookstore Sales Down in April

April retail sales at bookstores were down by 5.07 percent, compared with April 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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29 Jul

Xtreme! Provides a Unique View of Retailing

Scott Meyer of Merritt Books in Millbrook, New York, and ABA COO Len Vlahos were among the participants in the National Association of College Stores' Xtreme! 2010 retail education program in Boston last week.

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22 Sep

New ABA Dues Structure to Benefit New Stores

ABA recently announced the launch of a new dues structure set to go into effect on February 1. The changes include two new dues categories with reduced dues – used bookstores and new stores. The new stores category includes both newly opened stores and new members.

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