BTW Articles

02 Jan

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2019

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors share their top goals — whether big, small, serious, fun, or somewhere in between — to help inspire other booksellers to set their own resolutions.

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19 Dec

Around Indies

Michelle Obama visits Tattered Cover, Seminary Co-op; Fountain Bookstore tweet goes viral; Jake’s Place, Bermuda Book Store, A Freethinker’s Corner open; Porter Square, Malaprop’s open pop-ups; A Novel Idea, Eso Won Books, The Story House, Politics and Prose, Village Books, Powell’s, Gibson’s, Northshire, Mclean & Eakin featured in local news; and more.

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18 Dec
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Introducing the ABA Green Team

“There is a risk that individuals and businesses may feel, in light of the massive challenges before us, that there is nothing they can do to help,” says ABA’s Meg Smith. “But that isn’t true.”

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18 Dec

Brigid Kemmerer on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “A Curse So Dark and Lonely”

“This book is nonstop action from the opening sentence to the last paragraph,” says Carrie Deming of The Dog Eared Book. “I fell in love with all of the characters and the world they inhabit.”

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14 Dec

Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

Bookselling This Week is launching a new occasional series, “Spotlight on ABA History,” which will feature excerpts from the Bookselling in America and the World anthology.

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11 Dec

Around Indies

Books Around the Corner, River Bend Bookshop open; Between the Covers settles into new location; Bronx River, MahoganyBooks, Copperfish, Scattered Books, and more featured in local news

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11 Dec
The Silver Unicorn's storefront.

What’s in a Name?: The Silver Unicorn

Here, The Silver Unicorn bookstore owner Paul Swydan talks about the origin of the store’s name, his favorite events and book clubs, and what he’s looking forward to as a new bookstore owner.

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10 Dec
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Strategies for Children’s Bookstores

Guest booksellers talked about developing non-author events, working with youth advisory councils, connecting with customers online, hosting book fairs, and building relationships with area teachers.

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12 Dec

Indie Bookstores Give Back This Holiday Season

Bookstores around the country are hosting Book Angel programs, setting up Giving Trees, and donating to charities this holiday season.

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05 Dec
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Audiobooks and to Customers

Guest speakers Mark Pearson, Nick Johnson, Matt Norcross, and Suzanne Droppert discussed the different ways booksellers can market audiobooks to their customers.

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