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21 Dec

Remember to Nominate for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Members of the DEIC are appointed by ABA staff with recommendations from the current DEIC committee and nominations from members. Booksellers can also self-nominate for the committee.  

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21 Dec
Silver presents on a blue backdrop

Bookselling This Week Goes on Holiday

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2020. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 6, 2021.

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15 Dec
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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15 Dec

Nominations Underway for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Booksellers are invited to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to the committee, which serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA.

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09 Dec
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Mark Your Calendar: Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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09 Dec

ABA Launches Nomination Call for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The committee serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA.

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09 Dec
Caste, Ambergris, A Promised Land

What Books Are ABA Staff Gifting This Year?

See what books and non-book items ABA staff are gifting this holiday season, from What Unites Us by Dan Rather to Labyrinth: The ABC Storybook by Luke Flowers.

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08 Dec
Don't let indie bookstores end up in the history section #BoxedOut #ShopIndie

Take Advantage of ABA’s Holiday Designs to Spread the Shop Local Message

Three new designs have been added for the #BoxedOut campaign, in addition to assets announced earlier this season encouraging customers to shop local, buy gift certificates, and support their indie bookstore.

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08 Dec
We Are Lit holiday book display on social

As 2020 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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08 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Talk With Colleagues at Virtual Bookseller Coffee Breaks This Month

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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02 Dec

Indie Bookstores Find New Ways to Celebrate Indies First/Small Business Saturday

“Indie bookstores are invaluable pillars of local communities. Many are struggling. Please support them during this crucial holiday shopping season,” tweeted 2020 Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather on Small Business Saturday.

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02 Dec

’Tis the Season to Encourage Your Community to Shop Local

Keeping in the style of the “October/November is the new December” assets released earlier this year, new imagery reminds customers to shop locally, buy gift cards, and support their bookstores.

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02 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Four Bookseller Coffee Breaks Coming Up in December

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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01 Dec
American Booksellers Association logo

Make Your Voice Heard: Join ABA’s Booksellers Advisory Council

Recent work by the BAC includes judging the Independent Bookstore Day logo contest, mentoring booksellers at Winter Institute and Children’s Institute, and more.

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24 Nov

Spread the Word: Virtual Event With Indies First Spokesperson Dan Rather Coming Up December 2

Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather will hold an event in support of bookstores following the annual celebration of Indies First and Small Business Saturday, to be held this year on November 28. 

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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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