BTW Articles

22 May

New Service Aims to Help Members Save Money on Credit Card Processing

ABA has signed an agreement with Independent Merchant Group Inc., an independent merchant services auditing and consulting firm that will put its extensive knowledge of the credit card industry to work for booksellers to achieve the best possible rates with a store’s current credit card processor.

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16 May

Children’s Book Art Online Auction Underway

The Annual Children’s Book Art Online Auction began  Saturday, May 18, at 9:00 a.m. EDT and runs through Friday, May 24 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. The auction, which is open to the public, enables those outside the book industry to both participate in the fight against the censorship of books for young readers and bid on great art.

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16 May

Breakfast, Celebration & Debut Authors to Autograph in ABA Bookseller Lounge

From Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, this year’s ABA Indie Bookseller Lounge, #2902 on the BookExpo America trade show floor, will host more than 35 author signings exclusively for ABA member booksellers.

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07 May

Book Industry Charitable Foundation to Hold Benefit Concert

ABA has signed on to be the primary sponsor for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s first-ever benefit concert. The Sips & Songs Concert will be held on June 8 at Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti, Michigan’s historic Depot Town. All proceeds will benefit Binc’s programs to assist bookstore employees experiencing personal financial crisis.

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08 May

Last Call: BEA Focus Groups, the Celebration & ABC Group Special Events

This Friday, May 10, is the final chance for booksellers to sign up for several events exclusively for ABA members at BookExpo America.

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