ABA Offers Membership Special for Used Bookstores

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A special promotion from the American Booksellers Association offers used bookstores the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of ABA membership at a special discounted rate if they sign up before December 31, 2013.

Used bookstores can join ABA and become part of a community of nearly 2,000 independent bookstores for only $100 — half the annual price of used bookstore membership. Used bookstore members will enjoy the benefits of ABA’s events, networking opportunities, educational and professional development programs, marketing resources, industry information, advocacy, and discounted business services and products.

Used bookstore members will also be able to participate in ABA’s new affiliate partnership with Biblio.com. Participating stores will be able to link to Biblio’s inventory of used, rare, and out-of-print books through customizable banners on their own sites and will receive eight percent of every order placed on Biblio from their banners.  

The membership period for used bookstores joining ABA before December 31, 2013 will run until January 31, 2015. After that date, membership will be converted to the Used Bookstore category with membership at $200 per year.

This offer is only for bookstores that have not been ABA members within the past two years and whose used book stock equals 75 percent or more of the store’s inventory.

ABA member relationship managers will be on hand at this fall’s regional trade shows to sign bookstores up for the special discounted used bookstore membership. Registration is also available online at BookWeb.org, using promo code UBS2013.

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