Booksellers should check their inboxes (and spam folders) for an invitation to log in to the American Booksellers Association’s 16th annual Winter Institute (Wi16), which is taking place February 18-20.
The event, “Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws,” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to a natural disaster. In addition, Binc can assist with expenses directly related to the store in certain cases.
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.