Advocacy

25 May
ABFE

ABFE Responds to Virginia Judge’s Tentative Ruling on “Obscene” Books

The American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) strongly condemns a Virginia judge’s tentative opinion that the books Gender Queer and A Court of Mist and Fury might be “obscene for unrestricted viewing by minors” and the petitioners’ preliminary injunction against Barnes & Noble and other booksellers to prevent sales of books.

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16 Feb

Booksellers Responding to Recent Challenges to Books by Black Authors

Read for advocacy strategies and resources, including a new asset aimed toward educating customers about book challenges. 

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31 Jan
Health & Wellness

Winter Health and Wellness Resources for Booksellers

The following resources are meant to help expand your health and wellness awareness and increase your knowledge about new health insurance solutions/legislation.

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01 Dec

Q&A On ABA and Free Expression 

Here, the ABA Board answers some questions regarding recent revisions to ABA's Ends Policies. 

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10 Nov
ABA Health

Winter Health and Wellness Resources for Booksellers

The following resources are meant to help expand your health and wellness awareness.

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09 Sep
Health Insurance for ABA Members

Fall Health and Wellness Resources for Booksellers

Resources include LIG's new pharmacy program, which helps booksellers save on medications, affordable group health plans, and tips on how to mentally prepare for in-person events. 

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08 Jul
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ABA Health Insurance Partner Launches New Pharmacy Benefit

This new subscription pharmacy benefit is designed to help ABA members save on both prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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13 Apr
Banned Books Week: Books Unite Us

Jason Reynolds Named Inaugural Honorary Chair of Banned Books Week

The New York Times bestselling author will headline the annual celebration of the right to read, which takes place September 26–October 2 and features the theme Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us.

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13 Apr
First Aid Kit

ABA’s State of Health Insurance Webinar Now Available

The session looked at the benefits landscape under the Biden administration, including the new Special Enrollment Period and subsidies, the LIG Solutions health insurance program, and individual and group coverage options.

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06 Apr
Small businesses, it's time to rise up

ABA Joins Independent Business Groups in New Coalition “Small Business Rising” to Fight Monopoly Power

The coalition will urge policymakers to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field that has allowed monopolies like Amazon to amass outsized power and influence.

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06 Apr
Banned Books Week: Books Unite Us

Banned Books Week Announces 2021 Theme: Books Unite Us

This year’s Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the right to read, will be held September 26–October 2, 2021.

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06 Apr
First Aid Kit

Special Enrollment Extended: Join ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions for April 12 Webinar

The Special Enrollment Period for the health insurance marketplace has been extended to August 15. Booksellers are encouraged to register for a webinar with LIG Solutions to learn more.

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29 Mar

What Booksellers Need to Know About the Employee Retention Tax Credit

With Q1 coming to a close, booksellers should check if they are eligible for the credit (worth up to $28,000 per employee for 2021). The tax credit can be claimed on quarterly tax filings.

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29 Mar
Dollar bills coming out of an envelope

An Updated List of Federal COVID Relief Available + Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended through May 31. Booksellers are encouraged to look through the full list of relief to ensure they are not leaving money on the table.

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