BTW Articles

29 Jun
Cat Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Jory John and Lane Smith on July/August Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Cat Problems"

“I am so psyched that there’s a new Jory John and Lane Smith book!" said René Kirkpatrick of University Book Store.

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29 Jun

Top Takeaways: Consigning Books and Other Products to Local Retailers

Bookseller panelists discussed building community partnerships and more. 

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25 Jun
T.J. Newman Falling

A Q&A With T.J. Newman, Author of July's Top Indie Next List Pick

Falling is an absolute masterclass in unique suspense fiction,” said Shelby Roth of Naughty Dog Books in Nashville, Indiana.

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21 Jun
Happy Juneteenth!

Bookstores Celebrate Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth (June 19), independent bookstores hosted special events and shared reading lists.

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11 Jun
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How Bookstores Are Celebrating Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth (June 19), independent bookstores have shared reading lists, dedicated displays, and special events. 

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11 Jun
Technology Meetup

Technology Meetup Recap: Patreon

On Thursday, June 10, the American Booksellers Association held a Technology Meetup on Patreon.

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04 Jun
Rainbow Milk by Mendez

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Paul Mendez

“Paul Mendez has crafted an enlightening story that is rich with culture and resolute in challenging the Black queer monoliths in literature," said Deidre Dumpson of WORD Bookstores.

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07 Jun
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Talk Genre to Me

In addition to providing best practices, guest speakers also provided genre-focused reading lists. 

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04 Jun
ABA Town Hall

2021 ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall

The Annual Meeting opened with reports from outgoing ABA President Jamie Fiocco; outgoing ABA Vice President and Secretary/incoming ABA President Bradley Graham; and ABA CEO Allison Hill.

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04 Jun
Celebrate Juneteenth on June 19

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas, where it is still an important widely-celebrated holiday, and for decades observance has grown in communities nationwide. 

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