ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

    One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

    Maximizing Backlist the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

    At this fall’s regional trade shows, ABA will present an education session on maximizing backlist titles, which will be led by an ABA staff member plus an ABA Board member.

    Amazon’s Proposed Purchase of Whole Foods Stirs Antitrust Questions

    Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods has raised concerns about antitrust issues among lawmakers as well as advocacy and retail groups.

    The August ’17 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

    The August Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Bradley Graham on His Life Among Books

    Politics and Prose co-owner Bradley Graham, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sarah Schmidt

    Sarah Schmidt is the author of the Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce adult title See What I Have Done, which Carolyn Hutton of Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts calls a “thriller of a debut.”

    An Overview of Two Health Insurance Options for Small Employers

    In response to requests from member booksellers, the American Booksellers Association has identified two possible health insurance options for small employers.

    Booksellers on Becoming Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discovery Through Empathy

    To help stores strengthen the unique role they play in their communities, here is a list of bookseller-generated suggestions in the category of empathy.

    Survey Seeks IndieCommerce and IndieLite Users’ Input on Webinar Topics

    The IndieCommerce team is issuing a short survey that asks IndieCommerce and IndieLite users to suggest topics for a new series of webinars.

    Welcome to ABA, Winston Smith Books!

    This installment of Bookselling This Week’s series “Welcome to ABA!” features Winston Smith Books, a used and rare bookstore in Auburn, California, which joined ABA earlier this year.

    The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Volume II

    The second volume of “The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Bookstore Pets” highlights the dogs and cats who make their homes and delight customers at bookstores around the country.

    Around Indies

    Downtown Books hosts Refugee book launch; Andy Laties, Rebecca Migdal to open Book & Puppet Co.; Brilliant Books to mark 10th anniversary; BookPeople to serve as bookseller for Texas Book Festival

    BTW News Briefs

    Library of America president to retire; S&S launches Skybound Books; Vintage Espanol appoints new publishing director; Investor urges B&N to sell; Frankfurt Book Fair to feature S&S CEO; NEIBA, GLIBA Book Award winners 

    Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

    All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.