Specialty Bookselling

11 Mar

An Ode to Baseball Literature: Diamonds in the Rough

As opening day of the 2004 baseball season approaches, BTW Senior Editor David Grogan, an admitted baseball addict, who is joined by a surprising number of ABA staff members in his love of the sport, shares some of his favorite baseball titles.

Perhaps no other sport lends itself to the form of literature than does the game of baseball.

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04 Mar

Announcing the Spring 2004 Book Sense 76 Poetry Top Ten

Here is the Spring 2004 Book Sense 76 Poetry Top Ten, based on the nominations of independent booksellers from all regions of the country. The March White Box will contain the Poetry Top Ten pads, and you can download a PDF of the list, by clicking here.

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04 Mar

Coming Soon: PoMo (aka National Poetry Month)

April is National Poetry Month, but the Academy of American Poets (AAP), organizers of the annual event, are hoping that booksellers will be inspired to extend their celebrations of verse throughout the year. In addition to sponsoring numerous readings and poetry-related events in April, AAP is launching a Web-based Poetry Almanac on April 1 that will provide 365 days' worth of poetry highlights, activities, and ideas for individual or classroom use.

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26 Feb

The 2004 Easter & Passover Book Sense 76 Top Ten

Here are independent booksellers' picks for the Top Ten Easter and Passover titles for 2004. This list was developed by Book Sense in collaboration with the Association of American Publishers' Get Caught Reading initiative, an ongoing project that will continue through 2004.

Many thanks to all the independent booksellers who contributed a wealth of enthusiastic nominations for this list. Pads of the list will be included in the March White Box mailing.

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26 Feb

The 2004 Easter & Passover Book Sense 76 Top Ten

Here are independent booksellers' picks for the Top Ten Easter and Passover titles for 2004. This list was developed by Book Sense in collaboration with the Association of American Publishers' Get Caught Reading initiative, an ongoing project that will continue through 2004.

Many thanks to all the independent booksellers who contributed a wealth of enthusiastic nominations for this list. Pads of the list will be included in the March White Box mailing.

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25 Feb

The Book Sense Literature of the American West Bestseller List

Based on four weeks of sales ended February 22, 2004, in hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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28 Jan

The Book Sense Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

For the four-week period ended January 25, 2004, based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines.

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15 Jan

The Book Sense Mind/Body/Spirit Top 40 Bestseller List

For the four-week period ended January 11, 2004, based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States.

Attention Media: Contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines.

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18 Dec

The Book Sense 'Beach Books' Bestseller List

For the six-week period ending December 14, 2003, based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores across the U.S.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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04 Dec

The Book Sense Antiques and Collectibles Bestseller List: Resources and Inspiration

Based on sales for the four week period ended November 30, 2003 as reported by hundreds of independent booksellers across the U.S.

For reprint information, send an e-mail to Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org .

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19 Nov

The Book Sense Holiday Food and Cooking Bestseller List

Based on four weeks of sales ended November 16, 2003, from hundreds of independent bookstores across the country.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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13 Nov

Announcing the Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76

The full Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76, with bookseller quotes, is now online at http://news.bookweb.org/read/1983. Stores should begin receiving copies of the list during the last week of November.

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06 Nov

The Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76 Top Ten

This week, we are announcing the top ten picks for the Winter 2003/2004 Children's Book Sense 76, based on the nominations of independent booksellers nationwide. Book Sense 76 Editor-in-Chief Dan Cullen sends many, many thanks to all the booksellers who nominated titles. He notes, too, that all nominations are crucial. Many factors come into play in selecting the quote that is printed in the full 76, but those that are not published play a very important role in composing the entire list.

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05 Nov

The Book Sense Parenting Bestseller List

Based on the four weeks of sales ending November 2, 2003, as reported by hundreds of independent booksellers across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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30 Oct

The Book Sense Mind, Body, and Spirit Bestseller List

Based on the four weeks of sales ending October 26, 2003, as reported by hundreds of independent booksellers across the U.S.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

Attention Media: Please contact Kristen Gilligan at kristen@bookweb.org for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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