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02 Sep
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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.

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01 Sep
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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.

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11 Aug
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ABA Launches Four-Question Survey on Reporting Sales for Bestseller Lists

This information will help the ABA team as we continue discussions with the New York Times and with point-of-sale vendors.

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15 Jul
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Country Bookshop Teams With Author/Illustrator Matthew Myers to Promote Masks

Booksellers looking to promote mask-wearing in their stores are welcome to download and use the images Myers has created.

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11 Mar
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

ABA Launches BookWeb Page to Track Coronavirus Updates, Changes, and Resources

In addition, booksellers are encouraged to visit BookWeb’s Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forums, where there is a new thread for stores to share tips and concerns during the outbreak.

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11 Mar

Indie Booksellers Promote Shopping Local During Coronavirus Outbreak

Booksellers across the country have begun encouraging customers to continue shopping local, whether in-person or online, as the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) continues to spread.

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04 Mar
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Wi15 Education: Innovation Arena

A special session at Winter Institute celebrated innovations within the bookselling industry as three booksellers gave individual presentations on a range of topics that highlighted the impact stores can make on their communities and the larger world.

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04 Mar
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Welcome to ABA: Escape Pod Comics

After seven years in business, owner Menachem Luchins decided to join ABA at the beginning of 2020 “to focus on moving forward as a business and store.”

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24 Feb

Bibliotech: A Visit to the National Retail Federation’s 2020 Trade Show

Among the discoveries were retailer helpers in the form of robots, electronic shelf-talkers, smart lockers for after-hours pickups and returns, and unique security system features.

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08 Jan

Indie Bookstores See Strong Holiday Shopping Season

“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”

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08 Jan
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ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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20 Nov

Reminder: November 21 Marketing Meetup to Cover “Marketing With Eventbrite”

At this upcoming session, an Eventbrite representative will teach attendees about the service, and three ABA booksellers will discuss how they use it to market their events.

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13 Nov

Around Indies

Book Club, Charm City now open; Drama Book Shop to reopen; Griffin Bay, A Cappella celebrate anniversaries; Left Bank wins CWEA Renaissance Award; Personnel changes at Book Revue; Charis, Firestorm, river's end, Vroman's, Book Passage featured in local news. 

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11 Nov
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Marketing Meetup Recap: How to Determine Your Marketing Budget

Guest speakers at the meetup included Mark Kaufman of Paz & Associates; Alana Haley of Schuler Books; and Ari Gersen of Longfellow Books. Additional information was provided by P.K. Sindwani of Towne Book Center.

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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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