ABA Education Curriculum

With topics from succession planning to marketing, and lease negotiation to budgeting, ABA Education offers free, original, and exclusive resources for ABA Members.

Advocacy & Local First


Children's Bookselling

Management & Operations

Merch., Sales, & Marketing

Best Practices



Selling Gift Items


Genre Specific & Used Books

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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