About Bookselling

05 Oct
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Next “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar to Look at ABA’s Fall Marketing Campaigns

The October 8 event will look at the “October Is the New December” materials as well as the upcoming campaign coordinated with DCX advertising.

Read More
05 Oct

October Is the New December: Tell Your Customers Now

Booksellers are invited to share these designs, which feature book-themed messaging as well as general small-business messaging, with fellow local businesses to encourage everyone to shop early and shop local.

Read More
30 Sep
The Pop-Hop's storefront

The Pop-Hop Bookstore Opens Under New Owners Amid Pandemic

“The community has been welcoming and supportive,” said co-owner Rosario Calatayud-Serna. “Our group is enthusiastic, helpful, and supportive of one another, which has also been a blessing.”

Read More
29 Sep
ABA Education logo

Top 10 Things to Know About: Curbside Pickup and Delivery Service

Booksellers suggest designating a space in the store for coordinating orders, providing clear instructions for customers picking up, tracking deliveries, and more. 

Read More
28 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Next “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar to Look at Leveraging Customer and Sales Data

Knowing how to collect and use customer and sales data is key to successful marketing and better customer engagement. Booksellers can sign up now for the October 1 webinar.

Read More
28 Sep
October is the New December, Buy Early Buy Local

“October Is the New December” Designs Encourage Shopping Early This Holiday Season

In addition to the digital versions available, booksellers can print a book-themed version of the poster for use in-store and share a general version with fellow local businesses.

Read More
23 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar on Leveraging Customer and Sales Data

On October 1, Jordan Brannon and Cassandra Cross of Coalition Technologies will provide an introduction on how sales and customer data is collected through a few sources.

Read More
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.

Read More
21 Sep
ABA Education logo

Top Ten Things to Know About: Improving Operational Workflow

Booksellers learned about having open and honest communication with staff, ideas for reducing redundancies, and tips to streamline store processes. 

Read More
16 Sep
Gift boxes with ribbons and bows

Preparing for the 4th Quarter: What to Know and What to Do (Part II)

Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers a new round of information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.

Read More
16 Sep
James Daunt

B&N CEO James Daunt Delivers Keynote at BISG Annual Meeting

Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt appeared in conversation with Book Industry Study Group Executive Director Brian O’Leary to discuss the future of B&N and bookselling in general during the BISG virtual annual meeting.

Read More
16 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Sign Up for the “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series on Improving Operational Workflow

The Thursday, September 17, conversation will look at streamlining your current processes — online fulfillment, curbside pickup, local delivery, etc. — to improve efficiency and accuracy.

Read More
09 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

“Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series Continues on September 10

On Thursday, September 10, at 3:00 p.m. ET, ABA will present the next in the series, “The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” featuring ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

Read More
02 Sep
Gift boxes with ribbons and bows

Preparing for the 4th Quarter: What to Know and What to Do

Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.

Read More
01 Sep
Top 10 Things to Know About...

ABA Launches “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar Series

Each week, ABA will present a “Top 10 Things to Know About…” webinar, with each event covering a different topic.

Read More

Pages

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.

Contact

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Cullen (dan@bookweb.org)

MEMBER and MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@BookWeb.org

 

 

Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement