BTW Articles

13 Jan

ABA 101: Glossary of Terms

ABA 101 is a new series aimed to introduce booksellers to the basics of the American Booksellers Association’s operations, beginning with a list of some of the important terms ABA members might come across in our communications.

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13 Jan

Wi16 Attendees: Send in Your Education Questions Now

While the chat function in event platform Hopin will be open during each session for additional interaction, this form will help Wi16 panelists focus session content by collecting some bookseller questions in advance.

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13 Jan
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Open Conversation

Booksellers discussed marketing strategies that worked in 2020, upcoming plans for the year, and Valentine’s Day marketing. 

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13 Jan
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Booksellers: Catch Up on ABA Coffee Breaks Now

A recording of the first New Member Coffee Break is available to view on, along with recordings of many other weekly Coffee Break sessions.

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13 Jan

SBA to Open 20 Women’s Business Centers Across America

The centers will be hosted in rural and underserved markets and widen the footprint and partnership with historically Black colleges and universities.

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06 Jan

Talk Next Season’s Best New Titles at Virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and will be co-hosted by Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, with Jake Cumsky-Whitlock of Solid State Books as moderator.

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05 Jan
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Booksellers Reflect on the Highs and Lows of 2020

In the final days of 2020, booksellers took to social media to reflect on an extraordinarily unprecedented year.

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22 Dec
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The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Holiday Edition

Take a look at how the furry friends of bookselling are getting ready for the holidays. 

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21 Dec

January Virtual Education Sessions to Cover School Partnerships

A January 13 education session will look at building school partnerships, while the January 27 session will focus on planning book fairs. 

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