Booksellers gather with colleagues to discuss the NPD findings and tips for using the ABC catalog. Discussions are led by ABA Board, BAC, and ABC Advisory Council members. Group and room assignments are printed on attendee badges.
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.