Late last week, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner dashed any hopes Main Street retailers had of getting a federal e-fairness solution passed during the lame-duck Congressional session.
On December 4, bookstore members should have received an e-mail from ABA with updated information regarding the recent notice sent to them by the Visa/MasterCard interchange class settlement administrator.
As 2014 draws to a close, the many favorite titles that independent booksellers enthusiastically hand-sold and helped book buyers discover during the year are appearing across the year-end Indie Bestseller Lists.
The organizers of BookExpo America 2015 are inviting ABA member booksellers who have not attended the trade show since 2012 to fill out an application to win one of 60 BEA Scholarships of $435 each to help defray hotel and travel costs to the show.
Seventeen small business owners representing 21 stores in Ohio have sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner to express their strong disappointment regarding his lack of support for sales tax fairness.
On December 8, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a challenge brought by the Direct Marketing Association regarding a 2010 Colorado law that requires out-of-state retailers to either collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Colorado residents or to inform their Colorado customers that they owe use tax on the purchases they have made.
When the final gavel fell on December 8, the ABFFE holiday auction of children’s book art raised more than $14,000 to support the free speech rights of kids, an increase of 40 percent compared to the previous year.
Brookline Booksmith customer wins A.J. Fikry sweepstakes; NPR’s Morning Edition announces first book club pick; BookCon grows partnership with We Need Diverse Books; Kobo launches “buy more, save more” program; Consumers look to shop local this holiday season; Scholastic report details kids’ reading habits; Chronicle Books to distribute Quadrille Publishing