Take Action: AIB Releases Local Policy Action Toolkit

    The toolkit offers independent business owners and retailers tips for engaging with their city officials and advocating for policies that strengthen and grow local businesses.

    National Retail Federation Seeks Nominees for America’s Retail Champions

    The program, which will send up to 50 retailers to Washington, D.C., celebrates Main Street business owners who are community leaders and strong retail industry advocates at all levels of government.

    Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

    The news reports are rolling in as independent businesses nationwide once again prepare for the annual shop-local event featuring Waldo.

    New Study Demonstrates “Local Advantage” of Indie Hardware Retailers Over Amazon

    The recent study Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon demonstrates the significant economic benefit that supporting independent businesses has on local communities.

    Fourth Independent Bookstore Day a Nationwide Hit

    More than 500 bookstores celebrated this year’s Independent Bookstore Day on April 28. BTW spoke with several stores that reported a bump in sales and high energy and enthusiasm among customers.

    Get Ready for Independent Bookstore Day

    The national celebration of Independent Bookstore Day will take place on Saturday, April 28. Here are some last-minute reminders.

    Booksellers Start Planning for Independent Bookstore Day

    More than 500 indie booksellers across the country will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28. Here’s what some of them have planned.

    Amazon Study Reveals Explosive Growth of Third-Party Sales, Sales Tax Avoidance

    Prime Numbers, a new report from ABA and Civic Economics, reveals the continuing — and increasing — loss of jobs and essential state and municipal revenue as a result of the growing retail dominance of Amazon.

    Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day With Free Audiobook Offer

    Indie bookstores can offer the free titles from Libro.fm to their customers on April 28 as a thank-you gift for supporting their local bookstore.

    Interactive Independent Bookstore Day Map Goes Live

    Readers awaiting the April 28 celebration of Independent Bookstore Day can search an interactive map featuring more than 500 bookstores that will be selling special literary-themed merchandise.

    Start Promoting Independent Bookstore Day

    Here are some tips to help spread the word about Independent Bookstore Day, which will be celebrated by more than 500 independent bookstores on April 28.

    Independent Bookstore Day Brings Back Marketing-in-a-Mailer

    The Independent Bookstore Day Marketing-in-a-Mailer contains signage, stickers, teasers, shelf-talkers, and balloons to help bookstores promote the event. The kit costs $20 and orders are due March 15.

    March 1 Deadline for Find Waldo Local Registration

    ABA member booksellers have until Thursday, March 1, to sign up for the seventh annual celebration of Find Waldo Local, the shop local scavenger hunt held every July at small businesses nationwide.

    Trenton, New Jersey, Seeks Independent Bookstore

    The City of Trenton is offering financial incentives for an independent bookstore willing to open a location in a section of the city’s downtown area.

    Celeste Ng Named Independent Bookstore Day Ambassador

    The fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day will be celebrated at more than 490 independent bookstores across the country on Saturday, April 28.


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