29 Jun

Top Takeaways: Consigning Books and Other Products to Local Retailers

Bookseller panelists discussed building community partnerships and more. 

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11 Jun
Technology Meetup

Technology Meetup Recap: Patreon

On Thursday, June 10, the American Booksellers Association held a Technology Meetup on Patreon.

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07 Jun
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Talk Genre to Me

In addition to providing best practices, guest speakers also provided genre-focused reading lists. 

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03 Jun

ICYMI: May Education Roundup

In May, ABA held education sessions on marketing ideas for nontraditional stores, store ownership, email list management, and more. 

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18 May

Top 10 Takeaways: “Business Models: Cooperatives”

Booksellers heard from experts about how to start a new co-op bookstore or transition an existing bookstore to a co-op.

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17 May
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Technology Meetup Recap: Email List Management

Constant Contact Retention Specialist Cynthia Munoz shared best practices applicable to any platform and offered a demo of how to implement those best practices within Constant Contact.

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13 May
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Ideas for Nontraditional Stores

Booksellers shared best practices for marketing nontraditional stores.

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07 May

ICYMI: April Education Roundup

Take a look at some of the education sessions ABA hosted during the month of April.

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04 May

Top 10 Takeaways: “Business Models: Nonprofits”

On Thursday, April 29, the American Booksellers Association held a session on starting a new nonprofit bookstore or transitioning an existing bookstore to a nonprofit.

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04 May
Microaggressions in the Workplace

Top 10 Takeaways: Microaggressions in the Workplace

A recording of this session, along with CAE's session on de-escaltion, will be available until June 15.

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29 Apr
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Marketing Meetup Recap: How to Use More Effectively

Guest speakers shared tips about setting up a Bookshop page, explaining what the service is to customers, and more. 

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19 Apr
De-escalation Recap

Education Recap: De-escalation Workshop

On Thursday, April 15, the American Booksellers Association offered a workshop from the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) on de-escalation techniques.

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14 Apr

Sign Up for April 27 Marketing Meetup on

The session on optimizing your page will be led by Bookshop Partnerships Manager Sarah High.

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14 Apr

Upcoming Education to Cover Retail Cooperatives and Nonprofits

The first event, looking at nonprofits, will take place on Thursday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The second event, on retail cooperatives, will be held May 13.

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14 Apr
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

Last Day to Sign Up to Attend Thursday’s De-escalation Workshop

On Thursday, April 15, Center for Anti-Violence Education Program Manager Rej Joo will lead a workshop on a range of de-escalation techniques as well as safety considerations during such unpredictable moments. 

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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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