"Board games attract customers to our store to discover the variety of other merchandise we carry. We support board game clubs by reserving the community room for them at no charge.”
Brenda Weaver, Hearthside Books, Juneau, AK
"They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, —Hanif Abdurraqib— Hanif Abdurraqib thinks about music the way most people think about food, which is to say that it is indispensable — vital, even — to his being on this earth. Through these essays, Abdurraqib articulates what we hear in music and plays it back to us as if it's our own voice: strange, surprising, but undoubtedly ours." —27th Letter Books, Detroit MI
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.