BTW Articles

05 Nov

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Digital Catalog Available Now

Kenny Brechner of Devany, Doak and Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, said the ABC digital catalog is a “stellar means of online reach.”

 
Read More
06 Nov

Around Indies

DIESEL, Writers & Books, Auburn Oil, Lion's Mouth now open; Cupboard Maker to open pop-up location; Interabang to reopen mid-November; Former Bookshop Santa Cruz owner retires; Lake Forest, Second Star to the Right celebrate anniversaries; From My Shelf moves to second round of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Half Price, Parnassus, Bookie's, Nowhere, Whistlestop, Scattered featured in local news. 

Read More
06 Nov

Downbound Books to Bring Community-Curated Collection to Cincinnati

Downbound Books in Cincinnati, Ohio, specializes in small press fiction; nonfiction works on history, politics, and the social sciences; books on craft; cookbooks; and picture books.

Read More
30 Oct

Around Indies

Epilogue to host soft opening; Next Chapter, Mind Chimes, Downbound now open; Breakwater under new ownership; Penguin, Left Bank, Buttonwood, Roundabout celebrate anniversaries; Joe’s Place owners to retire; Books of Wonder to move; New store to open in Moosterious Emporium space; Raven Book Store publishes zine; WORD launches Instagram video series; Best of Books, Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor, Thank You featured in local news. 

Read More
29 Oct

Introducing Molly Bond, ABA’s New Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator

Said Bond, “Indie bookstores are so important to the American way of life. Indie bookstores create a sense of community in towns and cities in a way that large corporations cannot.”

Read More
30 Oct

Small Stores Share Strategies for Maximizing Space

Bookselling This Week recently talked to the owners of three bookstores with retail spaces under 1,500 square feet to see how they maximize the retail space in their stores.

Read More
30 Oct

Small Press Profile: Cinco Puntos Press

“Our publishing philosophy is very rooted in where we are,” said CEO/President John Byrd. “We’re in El Paso, Texas, which is very far outside of the traditional publishing prospects in the U.S., and that gives us a very unique perspective on what types of books we want to publish."

Read More
23 Oct

Around Indies

Arts & Letters, new Half Price location open; Wishing Tree, Odyssey, DIESEL to open; Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s celebrate anniversaries; Interabang damaged by storm; 27th Letter wins Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; {pages} included in Best of Manhattan Beach; Muddy Water nominated for Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Raven Book Store writes letter to Jeff Bezos; Frugal Frigate unveils new logo; Inkwood, McNally Jackson, Mind Chimes, Magers & Quinn, Women & Children First, 2 Dandelions, Politics & Prose, Duende District, Loyalty mentioned in local news.

Read More
23 Oct

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Audiobooks During the Holidays

Nick Johnson of Libro.fm shared with bookseller attendees the ways in which they can market audiobooks during the upcoming holiday season, as the company will be offering several promotions, initiatives, and programs for indie bookstores.

Read More
23 Oct

Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This section from Bookselling in America and the World discusses ABA’s operations during the 1950s and 1960s.

Read More

Pages

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.

Contact

 

 

Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement