BTW Articles

05 Feb
From left: Oren Teicher, Betsy Burton, Gayle Shanks, Michael Tucker, Becky Anderson, and Mitch Kaplan

Wi14: ABA Past Presidents on Their Early Years in Bookselling

“The five former presidents here represent a long line of former booksellers who have served as ABA President, and we’re delighted that of the five who are here, they represent those who are still in the business,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher.

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20 Feb
A look inside Loyalty Bookstore.

Around Indies

Love’s Sweet Arrow to open; Caprichos to open in Armory Marketplace; Loyalty now open; Ownership changes at BookTowne; Andersons, Old Town, Books Are Magic, Main Street, Curious Iguana, Eso Won, Uncle Bobbie’s, Head House featured in local news; Gulf of Maine to celebrate 40th, Lawrence Ferlinghetti to celebrate 100th

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20 Feb
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Best Practices for Hosting Ticketed Events

Booksellers discussed ticketing services, the best platforms for marketing events, and best practices for event grid pitches.

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20 Feb

Wi14 Education: “Yes She Can: Programs and Partnerships to Empower Women”

Panelists discussed programs that elevate the voices of female/female-identifying authors as well as efforts that feature women business owners and women-run businesses.

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13 Feb

Around Indies

Loyalty Bookstore to open; Center for Fiction to open bookstore; [words] Bookstore, McNally Jackson to open branch locations; Dragonfly Books owner buys Master’s Touch; That Book Store issued tavern permit; Book No Further to expand; Sassafras on Sutton to reopen; The Published Page featured in online TV series; Andover Bookstore claims title of oldest independent bookstore in country; EyeSeeMe, For Keeps, The Book Catapult, Classic Lines, Print, Green Apple, A Novel Idea, Shakespeare & Co. featured in local news

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13 Feb

Three ABA Member Stores Celebrate Five Years in Business

In honor of these anniversaries, Bookselling This Week asked the bookstore owners to reflect on their past five years in business and share how they have celebrated.

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12 Feb

Wi14 Education: Industry Trends and Analytics

The recent panel featured Michael Becher of Industry Insights, the company that assists ABA in compiling the ABACUS report; Brian O’Leary of the Book Industry Study Group; and Allison Risbridger of NPD Group. 

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05 Feb

Marketing Meetup Recap: Instagram Marketing for Your Bookstore

This Marketing Meetup covered what and when to post, paying for Instagram ads, selling through Instagram, tracking analytics, and the benefits of marketing on Instagram.

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05 Feb

Wi14 Education: Your Landlord, Your Business Partner

Bookseller panelists discussed best practices for improving landlord relationships, tips for turning a landlord into an advocate for local small businesses, and strategies for lease negotiations.

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06 Feb

Around Indies

Still North Books to open; The Golden Notebook renovates; Browser Books launches literary journal; Scuppernong, MahoganyBooks, Malvern, Vroman’s, Curious Iguana, Trident, The Frugal Bookstore, The Silver Unicorn featured in local news; and more.

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