BTW Articles

07 Feb

ABA Presents Books to President for White House Library

On Thursday, January 20, the ABA Board of Directors met with President Obama in the Oval Office for the presentation of the ABA White House Library, a selection of current titles given to each presidential administration since 1929, for the reading pleasure of the First Family.

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22 Jul

A Report on the ABA Board's 2010 Summer Meeting

The American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors held its summer meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, from Thursday, July 15, through Sunday, July 18.

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28 Oct

A Report on the October 2010 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors held its 2010 fall meeting in Tarrytown, New York, from Sunday, October 17, through Wednesday, October 20.

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07 Jul

A Report on the ABA Board’s 2011 Summer Meeting

During its June meeting, the ABA Board approved committee appointments, revised the association’s Ends Policies, discussed ways to improve educational programming and the Indie Next Lists, and considered myriad other issues.

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12 Oct

A Report on the ABA Board’s October Meeting

Over the course of four days last week, the ABA Board of Directors met in Austin, Texas, to consider a range of issues of concern to independent booksellers.

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06 Mar

A Report on the February 2013 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from February 20 - 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri, just prior to the eighth annual Winter Institute. Among other things, the Board approved candidates for the 2013 elections, discussed plans for upcoming educational events, and received reports on an array of association projects.

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27 Nov

Holiday Children’s Art Auction Ends December 3

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s  online auction of original children’s art by 50 of the book industry’s leading artists and illustrators ends on Tuesday afternoon, December 3.

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07 Feb

Survey Confirms Benefits of “Buy Local First” Campaigns, Finds Challenges Ahead

The 2013 post-holiday Independent Business Survey, conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with ABA and other indie business organizations, has found that independent businesses experienced solid revenue growth in 2012, buoyed in part by “buy local first” initiatives and growing public interest in supporting locally owned businesses.

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30 Apr

Last Booksellers Forum Next Week in New Jersey

ABA member booksellers and non-members alike are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher, Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, Content Officer Dan Cullen, and Member Relationship Manager Kaitlin Pitcher at [words] bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey, next Wednesday, May 8, for an education session and an open forum discussion.

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02 May

Rare Signed Maurice Sendak Sketch to Be Auctioned at BEA

With double the number of works of art compared to last year, a special tribute to Maurice Sendak, and hosts Jack Gantos and Lauren Myracle, the May 29 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction & Reception at BEA is shaping up to be a stellar event. Thanks to a donation from the Estate of Maurice Sendak, auction participants will be able to bid on a sketch of Little Bear on tracing paper signed by the beloved author and illustrator.

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