About Bookselling

14 Feb

Trenton, New Jersey, Seeks Independent Bookstore

The City of Trenton is offering financial incentives for an independent bookstore willing to open a location in a section of the city’s downtown area.

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14 Feb

Online Marketing: Pop-ups Garner New Newsletter Subscribers

Participants in the most recent ABA online marketing roundtable shared tactics for boosting e-mail newsletter subscribers through effective use of pop-up forms.

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14 Feb

Indie Booksellers in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Booksellers took to social media in recent days to share photos of their windows, in-store displays, and reading recommendations for Valentine’s Day.

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07 Feb
The Black History Month display at the Vermont Book Shop.

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Throughout February, booksellers are hosting authors, creating displays, and sharing reading recommendations on social media while also reflecting on their role in providing access to diverse voices.

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31 Jan

Wi13: ABA’s Oren Teicher Talks Books With Pamela Paul

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul shared with ABA CEO Oren Teicher her optimism for the book business, her favorite bookstores on the road, and more.

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30 Jan
Susan Burton

“Becoming Ms. Burton” Publisher Encourages Booksellers to Join Prison Distribution Initiative

The New Press seeks to enlist booksellers to help bring Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women to thousands of incarcerated people across the country.

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16 Jan

Booksellers at Online Marketing Roundtable Share Strategies for Boosting Online Sales

Bookstores using ABA’s IndieCommerce platform experienced increased online sales this holiday season, with revenues, transactions, and the percent of visitors who placed an order all on the rise.

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02 Jan
Booksellers set New Year's resolutions

Booksellers Set Resolutions for 2018

Indie booksellers have shared their goals for the New Year — whether big, small, serious, fun, or somewhere in between — to help inspire colleagues to set their own resolutions for the coming year. 

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29 Nov
New York Times Book Review logo

A Look Back on Last Year’s New York Times Best Books

As the New York Times Book Review prepares to announce its top picks for 2017, booksellers should keep in mind last year’s list when thinking about backlist favorites to sell this holiday season.

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29 Nov

An Update From PartnerShip on FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, has evaluated the new shipping rate charts and created a white paper on the 2018 small package rate increases.

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21 Nov
NCIBA catalog cover

Regional Bookseller Associations Revamp Holiday Catalogs

The nine regional bookseller associations have launched new initiatives and improvements for their 2017 holiday catalogs to increase distribution and bookseller participation and provide wider online access.

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21 Nov

Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

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21 Nov

Small Press Profile: Quirk Books

Bookselling This Week’s latest small press profile features Quirk Books, a Philadelphia publisher creating innovative gift books, fiction, and irreverent reference titles for the Comic-Con set.

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17 Nov

2017 National Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 National Book Awards for fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature, and poetry were announced on November 15 at a ceremony in New York.

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15 Nov

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in September

Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 6.6 percent in September 2017 compared to September 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. Sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up slightly more than two percent year to date.

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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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