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14 Nov
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Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs: Act Now

Booksellers who are interested in attending the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have until December 4 to submit their names for the opportunity to win a scholarship.

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13 Nov
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Ross Gay Praises Indies in Essay Penned for Small Business Saturday

In “The Laboratory: Delighting in Independent Bookstores,” poet and professor Ross Gay encourages people to visit their local independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

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14 Nov

Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration by November 16 to Receive a Refund

Registered booksellers who are no longer able to attend are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to register. A full refund will be offered through this Friday, November 16.

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14 Nov

Indies First “Ghost” Giveaway: Copies to Arrive at Bookstores This Week

Booksellers who signed up to participate in the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign should keep an eye out for their cartons of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost, which are en route now.

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14 Nov

More Booksellers Head to Winter Institute on Scholarships

A number of additional scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute have been awarded to ABA member booksellers.

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13 Nov

Want to be Featured in BookWeb’s Bookstore Showcase?

A new section of ABA’s homepage profiles stores that are active on Instagram. Booksellers can submit their store for consideration by sending in three photos and a short description of their store.

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13 Nov

Reminder: Fill Out ABA’s Brief Survey on Health Insurance Needs

On Wednesday, November 7, stores received an e-mail with a link to a survey seeking bookseller input about group health insurance options; responses are due Monday, November 19.

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13 Nov

Join Colleagues for a Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

ABA is inviting booksellers to sign up now to join their colleagues for a ski trip on Saturday, January 26, immediately following Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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13 Nov

Learn About “The Principles of Bookstore Finance” Now

Booksellers who attended any of ABA’s finance seminars or accessed the presentation online are asked to let us know if they have successfully put any of the session’s tips or tricks into practice.

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14 Nov

ABACUS-17 Survey Results Delivered to Participating Bookstores

This week, bookstores that participated in the ABACUS-17 survey received an e-mail with information about how to access a report analyzing their 2017 financial results. 

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