Non-book

23 Jan

Three Urban Expositions Gift Shows Upcoming in February and March

Booksellers can find a wide range of new products as well as special ABA member savings at upcoming Urban Expositions gift shows in San Francisco, Boston, and Portland, Oregon.

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22 Jan

Stores Find Holiday Success With Unique Non-Book Items

Bookstore owners around the country spoke with BTW about some of their reliably popular gifts as well as more unique non-book items that sold well this holiday season.

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06 Jan

Urban Expositions Offers Five Gift Shows in January

Booksellers can find a wide range of new products and take advantage of special ABA member savings at five, free Urban Expositions gift shows this month.

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03 Nov

Free Admission, Other Perks for ABA Members at Upcoming Gift Shows

Booksellers can find a wide range of new products and take advantage of special ABA member savings at eight Urban Expositions gift shows, to be held in locations around the country in the coming months.

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03 Sep

Nine Gift Shows Open Free of Charge to ABA Members This Fall

Urban Expositions invites ABA member booksellers to discover a wide array of non-book merchandise at this fall’s regional gift shows. Booksellers will receive complimentary admission and discounted parking at the events.

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17 Jul

Five Free Regional Gift Shows Upcoming in July and August

Urban Expositions invites ABA members to attend its gift shows in various parts of the country this summer free of charge. Upcoming in July and August are regional shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston.

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26 Jun

Etsy Begins Wholesale Program for Artisan Wares

Etsy, the popular online source for unique, handcrafted products, has launched a wholesale venture that allows retailers to buy items in quantity for sale in brick-and-mortar locations.

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17 Jun

Save Time and Travel Dollars at Regional Gift Shows

Urban Expositions invites ABA members to attend its gift shows in various parts of the country free of charge and to take advantage of show specials, parking discounts, and more. Here are some tips and a look at upcoming shows.

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15 May

Baker & Taylor Adds Vinyl LPs to the Mix

This month, Baker & Taylor started carrying vinyl LPs to help retailers meet the growing demand among consumers, many of whom grew up on CDs.

 

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02 May

Free Gift Show Registration Open to ABA Members

Urban Expositions, which manages and produces gift shows throughout the year in locations around the country, is inviting booksellers to attend its upcoming gift shows free of charge. Online registration is now open for seven shows in July and August.

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30 Apr

A Special Invite to ASTRA’s Free Toy Marketplace Event

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association is inviting ABA members to attend the upcoming ASTRA Marketplace at the Phoenix Convention Center for free. The exhibit floor, offering a carefully curated selection of toys from hundreds of manufacturers, will be open on Monday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 10.

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18 Mar

Free Gift Show Access Available to Booksellers

Urban Expositions, which manages and produces gift shows throughout the year in locations around the country, is welcoming booksellers to attend its exhibitions free of charge.

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13 Nov

Binc to Benefit From Sales of Stkr.it

Bookstores can support the work of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by ordering Stkr.it, a new product that enables consumers to connect personal digital recordings to books and other items.

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07 Nov

Ellerkamp’s “Buy Local” Shopping Bags, Other Products on Sale

In anticipation of Small Business Saturday and Indies First, W.G. Ellerkamp is offering special, limited-time discounts on “Buy Local” shopping bags and select products.  

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