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    Booksellers on Becoming Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discovery Through Diversity

    To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions in the category of diversity.

    April–June 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The second quarter of 2017 saw 15 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    Booksellers on Creating Community Connections to Foster Dialogue and Discovery

    To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions for how to connect with and celebrate a wide community of readers.

    Booksellers on Becoming Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discovery Through Activism

    In the first of six articles highlighting bookseller suggestions aimed at helping stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a look at ideas in the category of activism.

    Register Now for ABA Webinar on Off-Site Event Planning

    Booksellers can register now for the “Take Your Show on the Road: Managing Large-Scale Off-Site Events” webinar, which will take place on Tuesday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

    ABA to Present Webinars on Off-Site Event Planning, Basic Sales Techniques

    ABA member booksellers can register now for a July 11 webinar on managing large-scale off-site events; in August, ABA will present a webinar on basic sales techniques.

    Porter Square’s David Sandberg on the Turin International Book Fair

    Porter Square Books owner David Sandberg, the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by Europa Editions and Other Press, writes about his experiences at the Turin International Book Fair.

    Communicating With Our Community: A Letter From Outgoing ABA President Betsy Burton

    In her final letter as ABA president, Betsy Burton reflects on years of constructive communication between ABA and individual publishers.

    Birthday Buckets Drive Business to MudPuddles

    The Birthday Buckets program at MudPuddles Toys & Books offers young customers the opportunity to fill a bin with the toys and books they want for their birthday and bring it to the attention of friends and family.

    Around Indies

    Brick & Mortar Books to open in Washington; New owner for Winston Smith Books; McLean & Eakin, Broadway Books to mark 25 years; Queens Bookshop Initiative lands storefront; New staff at Kramerbooks, [words] Bookstore

    IndieCommunication: Book Subscription Clubs, Sales Tax on Shipping & More

    The IndieCommunication newsletter of May 11 includes information on growing sales through book subscription clubs, charging sales tax on shipping, a new Kobo eReader, and more.

    Bronx Book Fair Panel Looks to Libraries, Bookstores to Combat Book Deserts

    A panel discussion on book deserts at the May 6 Bronx Book Fair featured ABA CEO Oren Teicher and The Lit. Bar’s Noelle Santos in conversation with other members of the literary community.

    Booksellers Mark Third Independent Bookstore Day With Festive Celebrations

    More than 400 bookstores nationwide celebrated Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29, with all-day events featuring author signings, special discounts, and book-themed refreshments.

    Sign Up Now for May 11 Webinar on Creating a Store Press Kit

    May 10 is the deadline for booksellers to register for a webinar on creating a press kit that will communicate their bookstores strongest selling points to publishers.

    Webinar to Present Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Best Press Kit for Your Store

    On May 11, ABA will host a webinar on creating a press kit that will prepare booksellers for their next conversation with publishers. The webinar will be presented by marketing consultant Maribeth Pelly.

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