BTW Articles

13 Dec

Bike-Riding Book Peddler Takes on New Orleans

Veronica Brooks-Sigler is putting a new spin on the bookmobile while she saves up for a bricks-and-mortar store in her home state of Connecticut.

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13 Dec
Black Bird Books

Welcome to ABA, Black Bird Bookstore!

Bookstore veteran Kathryn Grantham is reinventing the art of the book sale with a minimalist philosophy and just 1,000 curated titles on her reclaimed wood shelves.

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05 Dec

Booksellers Share Innovative Holiday Marketing Tips

Independent bookstores are enticing shoppers in the final days before Hanukkah and Christmas with fun, festive promotions and events that make gift-giving easier.

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04 Dec
Cover to Cover Books

New Chapter Begins for Cover to Cover

Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers has a new owner who plans to reopen the store in a new location in the Columbus, Ohio, area in January.

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29 Nov

Authors, Readers Connect at Indie Bookstores Nationwide on Indies First

Hundreds of authors showed their support for local independent booksellers by spending Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 25, greeting customers and hand-selling books at indie bookstores.

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21 Nov

Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

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21 Nov
Solid State Books opened a pop-up shop for the holidays

Solid State Books Starts Holiday Pop-Up Ahead of January Opening

Solid State’s owners, veteran booksellers and buddies, have revealed plans for an independent bookstore with a focus on events, customer service, and children’s books.

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21 Nov

Indies First Sweepstakes Brings Out the Bookstore Love

Shoppers are writing social media odes to their favorite indie bookstores as part of a special giveaway in celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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21 Nov
Online marketing roundtable

New Virtual Roundtable Gives Booksellers Chance to Trade Marketing Tips

The American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce team is inviting booksellers to participate in a twice-monthly videoconference to share strategies for online marketing.

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08 Nov
Indies First

Booksellers Setting the Stage for Indies First

With just over two weeks to go until Indies First on Small Business Saturday, booksellers are getting ready for author visits and special events.

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