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23 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, September 24

This regular live forum, which offers a monthly evening session, gives booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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23 Sep
Nominate now

Nomination Process Underway for ABA Board of Directors Election

All ABA member booksellers are encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors.

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23 Sep

Tell Customers to Buy Early, Buy Local With “October Is the New December” Designs

To encourage readers to start their holiday shopping now, ABA has created several images for booksellers to use in stores, on social media, in newsletters, and on websites.

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16 Sep

ABA Announces Affinity Partnership With Crowdcast

The virtual event platform is offering a 20 percent discount to independent bookseller members of ABA.

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16 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors

Nominees that meet the minimum requirements will receive a form to fill out with more information and will be asked to provide two recommendation letters. Booksellers can nominate themselves or someone else.

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16 Sep

ABA Board of Directors Announces Newly Appointed Booksellers

After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.

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15 Sep

IndieCommerce Launches “Preferred Name” Feature for Customers

Enabling this field ensures that booksellers are addressing customers as they wish to be addressed. 

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08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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02 Sep
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Submit Now: ABA Seeks Nominations of Genre Titles for the Indie Next List

ABA is specifically seeking nominations for the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, thriller, comics and graphic works, and poetry.

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02 Sep

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2021; self-nominations are also welcome.

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01 Sep

ABA to Restart Indies Introduce Program for Summer/Fall 2021 Season

As part of the program, teams of booksellers (one from each region of the country for the adult panel and the kids’ panel) will read manuscripts for upcoming debut titles, meeting via Zoom from January to April 2021.

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25 Aug

Booksellers: Submit Nominations of Genre Titles for the Indie Next List

ABA is specifically seeking nominations for the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, thriller, comics and graphic works, and poetry.

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25 Aug
Nominations Begin September 2 for Board Directors

ABA Board of Directors Nomination Process Begins September 2

Nominating takes only a few minutes, and booksellers are welcome to self-nominate.

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24 Aug
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for a Virtual Coffee Break on Buying Monthly

The ABA Coffee Break on Tuesday, September 1, will offer booksellers a chance to hear from a range of speakers as they discuss buying monthly versus seasonally.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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