20 Jun

Instagram: Making Books Look Even Better

Janet Geddis, the owner of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, shares her tips and tricks for using Instagram to promote her store and increase sales.

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15 Jun

Fifth Anniversary Celebration of Find Waldo Local Launches July 1

This July, 250 independent bookstores will participate in the fifth anniversary year of Find Waldo Local, a shop local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

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13 Jun

Bluebird Books Debuts Summer Book Bingo for Grown-ups

Melanie Green, owner of Bluebird Books in Hutchinson, Kansas, has designed a bingo game card for adults, a grown-up version of the store’s summer book bingo for kids.

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24 May

Act Now: May 27 Deadline for Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce Signup

ABA member stores have just a few more days to sign up to take advantage of special publisher offers on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the summer and fall seasons.

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27 Apr

Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce Titles Revealed: Signup Opens

Publishers are offering specials on 10 adult titles and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of ABA member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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26 Apr

Booksellers Take Independent Bookstore Day Initiatives Statewide

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, April 30, booksellers in Vermont and New Jersey are launching programs to showcase the range of indie bookstores each state has to offer. 

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13 Apr

Booksellers Gear Up for Independent Bookstore Day Celebrations

Hundreds of bookstores across the nation will participate in Independent Bookstore Day on April 30 with all-day celebrations featuring book-themed refreshments, poetry on demand, animal adoptions, and more.

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06 Apr

Looking Inside Indie Bookstores With Google Business View

Since the 2010 launch of Google’s Business View, a number of indie booksellers have opted to have the interiors of their stores photographed to produce virtual tours that allow anyone to visit their businesses from the comfort of their own homes. 

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08 Feb

Hundreds of Stores Sign On for Independent Bookstore Day

A total of 430 stores have ordered exclusive literary-themed items to sell during this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day on April 30.

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02 Feb

IndieBound Refresher Pack to Arrive In Stores This Month

The IndieBound Refresher pack, which was created at the request of booksellers looking to re-familiarize themselves with the IndieBound program, contains bookmarks, decals, rally cards, and pins that promote the power of shopping local.

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26 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Author Ambassador Revealed, Order Deadline Approaches

This week, Independent Bookstore Day announced that author Lauren Groff will serve as the 2016 Author Ambassador for the April 30 event. Merchandise orders for booksellers planning to participate are due February 1.

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25 Jan

Wi11: Martin Lindstrom on Curating the Customer Experience Using Indie Booksellers’ Assets

Kicking off the first full day of educational programming at Wi11, author and brand-building expert Martin Lindstrom delivered a breakfast keynote based on his upcoming book, Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends.

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19 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog Live, Ordering Underway

Booksellers can now place their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. Orders are due February 1.

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11 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Starts Friday

With the official 2016 Independent Bookstore Day catalog going live on Friday, January 15, booksellers are encouraged to start planning their orders, displays, and celebrations for the April 30 event. 

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05 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise Ordering Begins January 15

Booksellers planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 30 can begin placing orders for exclusive, literary-themed merchandise on January 15. Orders are due by February 1. 

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