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    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    There are many ways for indie booksellers to promote and participate in Indies First on Small Business Saturday, the annual celebration of independent bookstores taking place this year on November 25.

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

    Between October 11 and 14, ABA staff will be at the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations, and the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
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    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

    Booksellers can sign up now for the Wi13 Advanced Education Sessions for store owners and managers, which are designed for in-depth exploration among peers about management and operational concerns.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

    Among the Winter Institute programming taking place on January 22, the Yoknapatawpha County/Square Books bus tour has just a few seats left, and the Mississippi Delta/Turnrow Books tour is sold out.

    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    Booksellers are asked to make all Winter Institute hotel reservations and waitlist requests through ConferenceDirect; ABA cannot guarantee that other booking companies that may contact booksellers are legitimate.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    The wildfires currently ravaging Northern California have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and resulted in at least 17 deaths so far.

    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    B&T’s Global Publisher Services adds publishers; Ripped Bodice reports lack of diversity in romance publishing; Ingram adds new publishers to CoreSource; Changes for Media Coalition board of directors; Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

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    Posted on Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

    The deadline for American Booksellers Association member bookstores to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11.

    Posted on Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

    The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
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    By Dan Cullen on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from September 24–27, 2017, in Buffalo, New York, to work on a range of matters.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Oct 6, 2017

    The third quarter of 2017 saw 19 ABA member store openings and five sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a bookstore pub, a mobile bookstore, and new branches of established bookstores.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    Independent booksellers across the nation have chosen Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow as a top pick for the Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

    Posted on Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

    The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 33 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

    Midtown Reader "Read to Lead" series
    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, is the subject of Bookselling This Week’s newest “How We Sell Backlist” column, an occasional series highlighting ABA’s campaign to promote backlist titles.

     

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

    Indie toy stores, like indie bookstores, have succeeded by leveraging several strengths: the experience they provide for customers, the types of products they sell, and the local connections they create.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    This week, bookstores around the country ushered in the release of Turtles All the Way Down, the first book in five years from YA author John Green.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

    Opening in early November in downtown Reading, Massachusetts, Whitelam Books will offer a mix of general interest and children’s titles.

    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    Politics and Prose opening at The Wharf; Lake Worth’s Book Cellar opens after Irma; Argos Brewhouse & Bookseller hosts grand opening; Horizon Books marks 25 years

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