BTW Articles

28 Sep

At Last Week’s Regional Shows

Here are a few scenes from last week's New Atlantic, Mountains & Plains, and Southern indie trade shows.

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02 Nov

Wi6 Fully Booked: Waiting List Forming

ABA’s 2011 Winter Institute – to be held in Washington, D.C., from January 19 - 21 – is fully booked, and a waiting list is now forming. The sixth annual education event  is sponsored by the Ingram Content Group and is open exclusively to ABA bookstore and provisional members.

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08 Dec

The Year’s Top Sellers at Indie Bookstores Nationwide

This week, the American Booksellers Association unveils the 2010 Indie Bestsellers Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores across the country.

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09 Feb

Voting Opens on ABA Bylaws Change

ABA member bookstores began voting this week on a bylaws change that, if approved, would move the association from a nine-person Board to a 10-person Board by making the position of Board president a separate and distinct position that serves one two-year term.

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19 May

2010 Day of Education Handouts Available

ABA has made session materials for next Tuesday's Day of Education accessible to all member booksellers via download from

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19 May

11 Days Until Gift Card Program Transition

The transition of the ABA Gift Card Program from a national program to an in-store program, which began in September 2009, will become final on June 1.

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09 Jun

Bookstores Receive Constant Contact Rebate Checks

At the end of May, rebate checks were mailed to ABA member bookstores that participated in the Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2009, and April 30, 2010.

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09 Jun

LIBRIS Offers Identity Theft Coverage to ABA Policyholders

 LIBRIS, the ABA insurance program, now provides member bookstore owners and their spouses with valuable Identity Fraud Expense protection from Travelers Insurance.

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16 Jun

Resources Help Kick-Start Independents Week Celebrations

Bookstores looking to join this year's Independents Week celebrations (July 1-7) have access to an abundance of freely available resources from the American Independent Business Alliance and ABA's Bookseller DIY.

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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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