Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday

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ABA and American Express are working together with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to make available this holiday season special-edition copies of Ghost, Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds’s first book in his New York Times bestselling Track series. Through the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign (#IndiesGiveBack), ABA member bookstores can sign up to receive a free box of special “Indies First/Small Business Saturday®” paperback editions of Ghost to distribute to children in an underserved community on or around Small Business Saturday, which takes place on November 24. Stores that participate in this giveaway will also be invited to enter to win one of two in-person visits from Reynolds in 2019.

  • Limit one free 24-copy carton per store location, while supplies last. Books must be given away as part of the campaign and cannot be sold.
  • Stores have the option to purchase additional 24-copy cartons of the title, also for giveaway, at cost and including free freight. ABA will invoice stores for extra cartons.
  • Order deadline: 5 pm EDT, Monday, September 10.

Orders are placed through this page.

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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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