BTW Articles

22 May

Children’s Institute Panel Offers Tips on Growing Event Programming

Booksellers who attended a session on expanding author events at last month’s Children’s Institute left with a variety of ideas for creating enticing and exciting in-store and offsite events for kids.

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15 May

Celebrate With Penguin Random House and Algonquin Books at Hotel ABA

All ABA member booksellers at BEA are invited to two evening celebrations at Hotel ABA, the Grand Hyatt New York.

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15 May

Booksellers Get Schooled on Educator Events at Children’s Institute

At last month’s Children’s Institute, booksellers shared best practices for welcoming area teachers and librarians into their stores for productive, community-building events.

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24 Apr

Signup Opens for the Summer/Fall Indies Introduce Promotion

Booksellers have selected 10 adult Debut Author and 10 children’s New Voices titles by the brightest new talents for the Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce promotion. The sign-up page features bookseller reviews for each title and all promotion details.

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08 May

California Bookstore Day Generates Much Enthusiasm

Bookstores participating in California Bookstore Day on May 3 reported widespread enthusiasm as they welcomed customers in for special events and literary-themed merchandise throughout the day. 

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30 Apr

Miss Anastasia’s Tips and Tricks for Creating the Best Storytime

Bookseller, storyteller, and TEDx speaker Anastasia McKenna of The Twig Book Shop offered booksellers at the ABC Children’s Institute a wealth of tips and tricks for creating the best possible read-aloud event.

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01 May

Signup Underway for Spring/Fall Indies Introduce

Signup is now open for the Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce promotion, featuring the best debut talent of the coming season as chosen by independent booksellers across the country.

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29 Apr

Booksellers Move Ahead With Plans Refined With Help of “Shark Tank”

Three booksellers who presented ideas for changes to their business models at a Winter Institute advanced learning session are working to make their plans a reality.

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01 May

California Bookstore Day Celebrations Set to Kick Off

On Saturday, May 3, more than 90 bookstores across the Golden State will be celebrating California Bookstore Day by hosting parties and events throughout the day and offering limited-edition literary merchandise to shoppers.

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24 Apr

A Pegasus Tradition: London Book Fair Remainders

Amy Thomas, owner of Pegasus Books in California, has been visiting the London Book Fair since she purchased the bookstores in 1995 in order to bring back an annual customer favorite: British remainders.

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