BTW Articles

28 Sep

Still Time to Submit ABA Board Nominations

October 29 is the deadline for nominations for directors to serve on the ABA Board. Any ABA member may submit nominations to the Nominating Committee, chaired by Betsy Burton of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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29 Oct

MBA Appoints New Executive Director

On Friday, October 29, the Midwest Booksellers Association announced the appointment of Carrie Obry as its new executive director.

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08 Dec

Consultation Station: A Unique Opportunity for One-on-One Conversations With Service Providers

Booksellers who haven’t already scheduled appointments to meet with book industry service providers at the Winter Institute’s Consultation Station are encouraged to do so soon.

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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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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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