BTW Articles

06 May

Authors to Autograph in ABA Booksellers Lounge

This week, the American Booksellers Association announces the schedule of author autographing in the ABA Booksellers Lounge, Room 1E07/08 of the Javits Convention Center, during BookExpo America.

The lounge and its author autographing events are open exclusively to ABA member booksellers.


10:00 - 10:30

Paul Harding

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13 May

Dozens of Indie Favorites to Attend Celebration of Bookselling

More than 40 of indie booksellers' favorite authors will be at this year's ABA Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon at BookExpo America. The May 26 event, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, is open exclusively to the owners and staff at ABA member stores, and will feature the presentation of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards.

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18 Mar

Six Bookstores Off to a Good Start

In 2009, 40 ABA member stores opened across the U.S. Bookselling This Week recently checked in with six of those new stores for a report on their first year.

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25 Mar

Booksellers Forums Continue: Last Weekend, This Weekend, and Upcoming

ABA COO Len Vlahos presents "Techniques and Tactics for Online Website Promotion" at Left Bank Books.

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31 Mar

The May 2010 Indie Next List Preview

Here's a preview of the titles on the May Indie Next List flier, on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement, as well as the May Indie Notables, which will be featured in a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers on, beginning May 1.

Along with the May Indie Next Great Reads, the newly redesigned print flier features an expanded list (12) of "Now In Paperback" titles with jacket images. The month's Notables no longer appear on the print flier.

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07 Apr

Booksellers Prepare for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Earth Day is just two weeks away, and indie bookstores will be stressing the importance of being green this April 22. Plans in the works range from a green-themed storytime to participation in neighborhood-wide recycling programs.

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15 Apr

RSVPs Required for Celebration & Video Lab

There's still time for booksellers interested in attending the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch or participating in the Day of Education's "It's A Wrap" Video Lab to make reservations.

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21 Apr

Pacific Northwest Reader Features Booksellers' Essays

HarperCollins Vice President for Independent Retailing Carl Lennertz has pulled together a second collection of regional essays inspired by State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, Ecco). Booksellers and librarians from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska contributed to the Pacific Northwest Reader, which is available now. The first regional collection, the Great Lakes Reader, was published last year.

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28 Apr

Google Expands Local Business Options

Google announced last week that it has expanded the features available to small businesses through its Google Places service. The changes give business owners the opportunity to provide more information to consumers through Google's Local Search results.

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05 May

Free Classifieds: A Benefit for ABA Bookstore Members

All ABA Bookstore Members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year. BTW Classifieds are the perfect place for booksellers to place help wanted ads, advertise fixtures or stores for sale, and more.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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