BTW Articles

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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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

At Children’s Institute, booksellers gathered to hear from Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and discuss ideas for fostering diversity and representation in stores and communities.

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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Buying & Selling — Subscription Boxes

At this session on subscription boxes, booksellers learned about best practices for marketing, inventory control, options for special services, how to select categories, fulfillment management, and order tracking.

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13 May
2019 Summer Kids INL teaser

The Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming May Kids’ Box.

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20 Jun

Learn More About Google Analytics at ABA’s First Technology Meetup

The July 2 session is the first of a new series within ABA’s education curriculum, which also includes the association’s Marketing Meetups, and will look at more technology-related topics. 

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02 Jul

2019 BookExpo Silent Art Auction, Ci7 Art Raffle Raise Over $23,000

The benefiting organizations for the auction and the raffle, ABFE and Every Child a Reader, each promote the freedom to read.

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03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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03 Jul
Counterspeak podcast cover art

New “Counterspeak” Episode Available Now

This episode of ABA’s free speech podcast features Barry Lynn, executive director of the Open Markets Institute, and National Coalition Against Censorship Executive Director Chris Finan.

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03 Jul

Last Call to Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 8 Deadline

Member stores that have not attended ABA’s Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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30 May

More Than 300 People Attend 2019 Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

As is the case every year, proceeds from the auction benefited the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. The event was sponsored by ABA, the Children’s Book Council, and HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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