BTW Articles

18 Nov
Shop Now, Shop Local

ABA’s Holiday Marketing Assets: Your One-Stop Shop for Promoting Shopping Local, Gift Cards, and More

To help booksellers encourage customers to shop with them throughout the remainder of the year, ABA has created a range of digital assets.

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17 Nov
American Booksellers Association logo

Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

Stores have until Friday, November 20, to vote on five items proposed by the Board of Directors.

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16 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Mark Your Calendar for December’s Virtual Coffee Breaks

A late-night Coffee Break for November was also added for this Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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10 Nov
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Revisit ABA’s “Top 10 Things to Know About…” Series for Fourth-Quarter Tips

Videos and writeups are available for sessions on morale boosters and self-care, creating safe and profitable virtual events, curbside pickup and delivery services, cash flow, and more.

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11 Nov

Monthly Box Schedule Changes to Every Other Month in 2021

Booksellers can become eligible to receive the boxes by nominating to the Indie Next List and reporting to the bestseller list.

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09 Nov
Illustration of children playing with a parachute from You Matter by Christian Robinson

Digital Version Available Now for Store Websites: Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Bookstores that do not utilize IndieCommerce or IndieLite for their store’s website may download the complete title list, ISBNs, and catalog graphics on BookWeb.

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10 Nov
Dollar bills coming out of an envelope

Publishers Offer Specials on Stock, Shipping This Holiday Season

To help booksellers with critical fourth-quarter sales, a number of publishers have launched special offers on titles as well as rapid replenishment for shipping. 

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10 Nov

Binc Announces Online Holiday Gift Guide

Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc and therefore support booksellers in need.

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09 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

These virtual events, open to all ABA member booksellers, offer an opportunity to talk about any bookselling-related topics.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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