Booksellers now have until Wednesday, October 31, to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.
When indie bookstores join together to participate in programs like Indies First, said ABA President Robert Sindelar, “we have the opportunity to remind our publishing partners of our collective muscle.”
Customers join bookstore membership programs (sometimes called loyalty programs or frequent buyer programs) in order to receive discounts and perks. Sign up for the October 25 online chat to learn more.
Arcadia and Edelweiss+ have teamed up to offer indie booksellers easy access to hyper-local collections of titles unique to each specific store and community as part of the YourTown Store Match program.
Crown merges with Random House; Touchstone to migrate to Atria, Gallery; Consortium to distribute NAEYC; New member joins B&N board; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Children’s, S&S Children’s; Bookselling Ireland chair praises bookshops; Bookselling Without Borders Kickstarter hits goal; Independent We Stand deadline approaches; T.S. Eliot Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal finalists announced
A Little Bookish, Compass Rose Books, Symposium Books at the WaterFire Center open; Loyalty Bookstore pop-up to open; Staff changes at Books & Mortar Bookstore; 57th Street Books, Island Books, Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Green Apple Books and Dog Eared Books receive grants; and more.
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.