BTW Articles

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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26 Nov
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N.K. Jemisin Takes to Twitter in Support of Indies First

Booksellers are welcome to retweet posts in support of indie bookstores by Indies First spokesperson N.K. Jemisin, who is continuing to post Indies First tweets this week. 

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27 Nov

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The calendar, updated each week, features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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27 Nov

Submit Your Scholarship Applications Now for ABC Children’s Institute 2020

The scholarship will cover the conference fee, the cost of airfare or ground transportation up to $400, and four hotel nights plus tax.

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26 Nov

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Receives 2019 Literarian Award at National Book Award Ceremony

The 2019 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community is given to an individual or organization for a lifetime of achievement in expanding the audience for books and reading.

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19 Nov

Indies First is Almost Here! Don’t Forget About Publishers’ Special Terms

As in previous years, ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to take advantage of special offers from more than 50 publishers for Indies First.

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20 Nov
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A Q&A With Nina MacLaughlin, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung has the power of a spell,” said Lisa Gozashti of Brookline Booksmith. “I am awed by this visionary work and the remarkable insight that made it possible.”

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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.


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