BTW Articles

07 Aug

Ci7 Education: Small Footprint, Big Impact

Attendees learned about the logistics of hosting an in-store event; crowd management in a small space; inventory management in a small stockroom; and keeping it fresh with inventive displays.

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07 Aug

BTW Asks Smaller Stores: How Do You Handle Pre-Orders?

BTW spoke to four owners of smaller and/or micro-stores stores who offered insight on how they manage pre-orders and what they do to promote the option to customers. 

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31 Jul
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Ci7 Education: Working With Title 1 Schools

Bookseller panelists at the Children’s Institute session shared tips for approaching Title 1 schools and building community partnerships and discussed how such partnerships can be effective and profitable.

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24 Jul

Introducing Two New ABA Staff Members: Stephany Choi and Lauren Anastasio

The association recently welcomed Educational Content Coordinator Stephany Choi and Membership and Database Assistant Lauren Anastasio to the ABA team.

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23 Jul
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

A Q&A With Colson Whitehead, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

The Nickel Boys is “a mystery and a thriller, a treatise on race and social injustice, and a literary masterpiece all rolled into one,” said Michelle Malonzo of Changing Hands.

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17 Jul

April–June 2019: ABA Members Opened/Sold

The second quarter of 2019 saw 30 ABA member store openings and five sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a romance bookstore, a bookmobile, and new branches of established bookstores.

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16 Jul

A Summer Update From is running a variety of listener promotions this summer, including the company’s #AudiobookSwitch campaign and its Summer Listening Challenge.

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16 Jul

Ci7 Education: Advanced Bookselling — Author Event Grids

In this session, attendees heard tips for the perfect pitch, how to create a great general event profile, how to request access to author grids, and more.

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24 May

Tweet to Author Garners Carmichael’s 1,000 Online Orders in a Day

After a bookseller at Carmichael’s Bookstore reached out him, author Shea Serrano pointed his sizeable Twitter following to the store’s website, resulting in 1,000 online orders in one day.

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10 Jul

#BookstoresAgainstBorders Raises Over $80,000 for Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border

Gretchen Treu, co-owner of A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, reached out to independent bookstores across the nation last month asking them to donate a percentage of their July 5–7 sales to RAICES.

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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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