BTW Articles

15 Nov
Indies First

Booksellers Highlight Strategies for Promoting Indies First to Shoppers

Booksellers are tapping into the power of social media, store newsletters, bag stuffers, and one-on-one conversations to alert shoppers that Indies First on Small Business Saturday is around the corner.

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14 Nov
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Booksellers Call IndieLite an Easy, Affordable E-Commerce Option

IndieLite, a new e-commerce solution from the American Booksellers Association, is garnering positive reviews from booksellers, who say it’s a quick and simple way to start selling books online.

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07 Nov
Card Carrying bookstore owners

Card Carrying Books & Gifts Opens With Upbeat Feminist Message

A new bookstore in Corning, New York, has become a clubhouse for area teens by offering a mix of books and gifts with a feminist twist. 

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08 Nov
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Across the Pond, Readers Head to Bookstores for Bibliotherapy

As U.S. booksellers celebrate Indies First, bookshops in the United Kingdom and Ireland will mark Sanctuary Saturday, which encourages the public to visit a bookstore for a peaceful shopping experience. 

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31 Oct

Museum Store Sunday Encourages Shoppers to Come Out on Thanksgiving Weekend

Coming the day after Indies First on Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday is a new event to encourage shoppers to think local for their holiday gifts.

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31 Oct

Florida’s Cultured Books Takes First Steps Toward Opening

Local entrepreneur Lorielle J. Hollaway is looking forward to bringing a multicultural children’s bookstore to a historic St. Petersburg neighborhood.

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24 Oct
Dunaway Books

Welcome to ABA, Dunaway Books!

Used bookstore Dunaway Books in St. Louis has new owners who are creating a space for community events amid a vast volume of vintage tomes.

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25 Oct
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Bookseller Takes Story of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to the Big Screen

Books & Books’ Mitch Kaplan is a producer of the film adaptation of the 2008 Indie Next List pick The Man Who Invented Christmas, coming to theaters in November.

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18 Oct

Booksellers Go Batty for Halloween

As independent bookstores prepare for the spookiest season of the year, the National Retail Federation is predicting that Halloween spending will reach a record $9.1 billion in 2017.

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18 Oct

Bookseller’s Dream of Children’s Book Expo Comes to Life

Next month, the Western New York Children’s Book Expo, started by an independent bookstore, will attract authors, illustrators, teachers, and families to a day-long celebration of reading.

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