BTW Articles

06 May

Free Seminar Aimed at Prospective Booksellers at BEA

The American Booksellers Association is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, one-day "Introduction to Retail Bookselling" Seminar, on Monday, May 24, at New York's Javits Convention Center, just prior to the Day of Education, sponsored by Ingram, and BookExpo America.

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13 May

BTW News Briefs

Children's Choice Book Awards Announced

The winners of the third annual Children's Choice Book Awards, sponsored by the Children's Book Council in association with Every Child a Reader, Inc. (the CBC Foundation), were announced at a gala in New York City on Tuesday, May 11. The winners were chosen by children who voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at More than 115,000 votes were cast.

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18 Mar

Board Ballots to Arrive Via E-Mail on March 22

All ABA Regular Bookstore members should be on the lookout for an electronic ballot for the 2010 election of ABA officers and directors to arrive via an e-mail from the American Booksellers Association on Monday, March 22. All voting is being conducted electronically, as authorized by a 2009 amendment to the ABA Bylaws.

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote, and a BookWeb log -in and the store ABA Member ID number are required.

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25 Mar

April Indie Next List Notables Flier & Shelf-Talkers Available

Booksellers can now download the April Indie Next List Notables title recommendations from in flier and shelf-talker formats. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.

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31 Mar

Free, One-Day Seminar on Opening a Bookstore Added to ABA Program @ BEA

The American Booksellers Association is sponsoring a free, one-day "Introduction to Retail Bookselling" Seminar, on Monday, May 24, at New York's Javits Convention Center, just prior to the Day of Education and BookExpo America. The seminar, facilitated by the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, is geared toward people interested in opening a bookstore.

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08 Apr

One Week, Four Forums

The American Booksellers Association invites members to four Booksellers Forums in the next week:

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15 Apr

Spotlight on Becky Anderson, Candidate for ABA Vice President

Becky Anderson of Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Illinois, is up for approval by membership for a second one-year term as ABA vice president/secretary. This year's board ballots must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 26.

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22 Apr

Book Reviews From Harper's Magazine Available to ABA Members

Beginning this week, ABA member bookstores have access to Harper's magazine's "New Books" feature, which had previously been available to Harper's subscribers only.

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29 Apr

Skylight Loves Its Locals

The Skylight Books façade, a wall of windows that stretches the length of the storefront, faces a busy street in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood. To maximize this high-visibility window-space, Kerry Slattery, the store's co-owner and general manager, partners with other local businesses to create attention-grabbing displays. The variety in displays "makes for a more interesting window," she said.

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06 May

ABA's Member Relations Managers: Here to Help

With last month's launch of the American Booksellers Association's new Member Relations Department, two member relations managers now serve as the main contacts for all bookstore and provisional members. Each manager has primary responsibility for members in different regions of the country. Booksellers with questions and ideas they'd like to share with ABA are encouraged to reach out to their member relations manager at any time. 

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