BTW Articles

07 Nov
ABA education

Education in Depth: Five Indies on the Importance of Regular Store Inventories

“It’s a daunting task, but very worth it. Planning and auditing are key,” said Vroman’s President/CEO Allison Hill.

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07 Nov

Around Indies

Change in ownership at Reading Rock Books; River Dog Book Company to open bookmobile; The Homer Bookstore to celebrate anniversary; Tom Braun of Wild Rumpus dies; Blue Manatee, Joseph-Beth Booksellers among best bookstores in Cincinnati; Porter Square Books announces winners of 2019 Writers in Residence program

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31 Oct

Around Indies

A Novel Idea, Southern Fried Books to open; Fundamentals to be sold to new owners; Amherst Books marks 15 years; The Bookery, Epilogue Books, Read With Me featured in the news; R.J. Julia, Bookmans, Antigone Books, Joe’s Place, M. Judson named top bookstores around the country; Tattered Cover to host Colorado Teen Book Con

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30 Oct
A look inside Book Culture in New York City

Recent Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Membership Programs

During the discussion, three bookseller panelists shared details about the membership programs their stores offer and the benefits customers receive when they sign up.

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17 Oct
The space for Wishing Tree Books in Spokane, Washington

Wishing Tree Books to Bring Inclusive Space to Spokane, Washington

Longtime bookseller Janelle Smith is opening her own store in April. Wishing Tree’s goal, she said, “is to connect through stories and to create compassion and understanding.”

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23 Oct
Interior of A Little Bookish

Around Indies

A Little Bookish, Compass Rose Books, Symposium Books at the WaterFire Center open; Loyalty Bookstore pop-up to open; Staff changes at Books & Mortar Bookstore; 57th Street Books, Island Books, Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Green Apple Books and Dog Eared Books receive grants; and more. 

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16 Oct

Tune in to The Great American Read Series Finale on October 23

America’s Best-Loved Novel will be announced during the October 23 series finale of The Great American Read; the deadline to vote is Thursday, October 18, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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17 Oct

Around Indies

Harvey’s Tales, Turn the Page, The Book Bungalow open; Ferguson Books to open second location; Country Bookshop, Third Place celebrate anniversaries; Local news features interviews with Astoria Bookshop, Inklings Bookshop staff; Architectural Digest names best indie stores in each state; Hoodline highlights top bookstores in Denver, Cambridge

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10 Oct
Novel's storefront in Memphis, Tennessee

One Year After Novel Opens, Bookselling Thrives at Laurelwood Shopping Center

“As indie booksellers, we tend to pride ourselves on helping customers not only find what they are looking for, but also being a place of discovery,” said Nicole Yasinsky, Novel’s marketing manager.

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05 Oct
You're Invited!

Sales Rep Events for Staff and Local Community Offer Peek Into Upcoming Lists

Indie booksellers striving to stay in the know about upcoming releases spoke to BTW about inviting publisher sales representatives to their stores to talk books with both staff and customers.

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