BTW Articles

06 Dec

Book Buyer’s Handbook Features Special Publisher Offers and More

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook is a valuable resource where booksellers can find information about publishers’ special offers, contact information, ordering and returns policies, co-op advertising, and more.

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14 Aug

Religious Titles Escape Tariffs in Trade War, Children’s Books Tariffs Delayed

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced Tuesday that religious books, including Bibles, will be excluded from the Trump administration’s 10 percent tariff on goods imported from China, while tariffs on children’s books will be delayed to December 15.

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18 Dec
Such a Fun Age

A Q&A With Kiley Reid, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Kiley Reid’s startling debut perfectly captured what it means to be a woman,” said Gennifer Eccles of Flyleaf Books about Such a Fun Age.

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17 Dec

ABA Compiles Top 10 Education Resources Posts on

Booksellers are encouraged to visit’s Education Resources page to see videos, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and more from recent ABA education sessions and featured talks. 

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18 Dec

As 2019 Comes to a Close, Binc Offers Donors a Chance to Double Their Impact

Through December 31, Penguin Random House is matching all donations to Binc up to $15,000, doubling the power and impact of individual contributions.

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11 Dec

A Record 500 Booksellers Receive James Patterson’s 2019 Holiday Bookstore Bonuses

Author James Patterson is giving out bonuses totaling $250,000 to independent bookstore employees as part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

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10 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Collect Donations for Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank is a local nonprofit organization committed to cultivating literacy in children from under-resourced neighborhoods.

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03 Dec
ABA Education logo Education Resources Page Now Features Improved Browsing Function

Changes have been made to the page’s browsing function to make it easier for BookWeb users to find the educational content they are looking for.

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25 Nov

This Cyber Monday, Encourages Customers to Celebrate “Real People Monday”

On December 2, indie bookstore customers can take advantage of special offers in celebration of’s new retail holiday, “Real People Monday.”

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26 Nov

Miesha Headen of Loganberry Books Wins Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

Headen will receive a year-long scholarship for professional development, which includes funds to attend ABA’s 2020 Winter Institute and her regional trade show, plus a stipend of up to $1,000 to fund a community outreach project.

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