ABA’s new award celebrates booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, created a more inclusive environment, and/or increased sales.
Indie booksellers across the country took to social media to entice customers to their stores on the official September 10 release date of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
More than 100 bookstores and organizations from across the country have already signed up to receive the kits, which include a downloadable sign, pins inspired by the book Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? and a free chapter to download, and more.
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.