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17 Nov
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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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11 Nov
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ABA Member Stores Invited to Vote on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed five items for member stores to vote on; one vote per store will be accepted, and votes are due November 20.

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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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11 Nov

Winter Institute 2021 Goes Virtual

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

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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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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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28 Oct
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November 1 Deadline for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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28 Oct
Nominate now

Last Call for Nominations 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. The deadline is October 30.

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28 Oct
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A Report on the October 2020 ABA Board Meeting

Among other business at their meeting, the American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from CEO Allison Hill on her activities since the last full Board meeting.

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20 Oct
November Is the New December

New Designs Available: November Is the New December

As October turns to November, ABA has created a fresh set of designs to encourage customers to shop early and shop local.

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20 Oct
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Former ABA President Ann Christophersen on Serving on the ABA Board of Directors

“Serving on the ABA board was an altogether wonderful opportunity and experience,” said Christophersen. “It was extremely gratifying to try to solve the important issues facing independent bookstores.”

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19 Oct
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Deadline Nears for IndieCommerce Stores Migrating to New Credit Card Processor

Stores now have until November 1 before they will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee as well as the new 1 percent commission fee.

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14 Oct

ABA Launches #BoxedOut Campaign: Booksellers Invited to Join

Designed to market indie bookstores and speak to the critical choice between shopping indie and shopping Amazon, #BoxedOut launches with six indie bookstore installations and a national social media campaign.

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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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