Diversity & Inclusion

17 Jun
Annual Meeting and Town Hall

Booksellers Comment on Diversity, Finances, Healthcare, and More at Town Hall

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association hosted a virtual version of its Town Hall, where booksellers were invited to share their thoughts about the association and the book industry at large.

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17 Jun

E-commerce Update: Sales Slide After Rush for Antiracism Titles

Much of the traffic increase from two weeks ago was driven by first-time customers who were referred from Google searches to bookstores that were selling antiracism titles. 

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17 Jun
Juneteenth

Indie Booksellers Mark Juneteenth

Bookstores across the country are sharing social media posts and hosting virtual events to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday on Friday, June 19.

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10 Jun

Publishers Share Book Lists for Talking About Race, Diversity, and Antiracism

In response to the renewed Black Lives Matter movement and the surge in sales of antiracism books, publishers have created a number of book lists on Edelweiss that feature the topics of diversity, race, antiracism, and more.

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10 Jun

ABFE Signs Statement Supporting Free Press in a Time of Crisis

“It is important to recognize the courage of the journalists who are under attack as they cover the national protest against police violence and racial inequality,” the letter states.

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10 Jun
Three top-selling antiracism titles:White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, How to Be an Antiracist, and So You Want to Talk About Race

Top 50 Titles Selling on IndieCommerce Sites: Antiracism Leads the Chart

As publishers return to print for out-of-stock titles, booksellers have the advantage of hand-selling (whether in-person, by phone, or by email) alternative titles to customers in search of works that have sold out.

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10 Jun

E-commerce Update: After Hitting Peak Demand, Website Traffic Tapers Off

Readers flooded bookstore websites in search of antiracism titles last week. Over the weekend, traffic began to slow to normal rates for this time of year.

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10 Jun

Indie Bookstores Support Pride, Black Lives Matter

From curated reading lists by LGBTQ+ and Black authors to live conversations surrounding activism, booksellers are promoting Pride in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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03 Jun
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

ABA is renewing its commitment to diversity and antiracism.

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03 Jun

E-commerce Update: Website Traffic Soars 118 Percent

This increase is the result of customers shopping for antiracism titles across the IndieCommerce system. 

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03 Jun
Read Indie Forward graphic

Bookstores, Authors, and More Promote Antiracism Titles for #ReadIndieForward

Bookstores and readers are posting about books related to the current antiracism movement and in support of Black authors.

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27 May
Stamped Book Club flier

“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Extended

The popular book club will now meet through June 3 to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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12 May
Stamped Book Club flier

“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Sells Out

The popular book club is meeting each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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06 May
Stamped Book Club flier

“Stamped” Book Club With Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Begins Today

The book club will continue to meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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29 Apr
Stamped Book Club flier

Join Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi for a Virtual Book Club in May

The book club will meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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