Booksellers are invited to join staff from ABA’s membership department at the fall trade shows to talk about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.
Op-ed in New York Times lauds indie bookstores; ProPublica reports on book tariffs; Bustle covers Ripped Bodice’s Great Big Romance Read; AAP sues Audible; Baker & Taylor to distribute McSweeney’s; Arcadia acquires Wildsam; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Penguin Press, Twenty Summers, Random House Children’s Books, Booksellers NZ; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, New American Voices Award, SCIBA Book Awards finalists announced; Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Carla Cohen Free Speech Award winners announced
The full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to be in stores in September, features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.
Patchouli Joe’s to open; Fabled, McNally Jackson Seaport District, Book & Puppet debut; DIESEL, Greedy Reads, Tattered Cover to open new locations; Gottwals, Ivy to move; Penn Book Center under new ownership; The Book Worm transitions to co-op; Vroman’s, Women & Children First, Square celebrate anniversaries; Casa Camino Real hosts fiesta; Third Street, Hooray for Books!, Neverending Bookshop, Rediscovered, Books & Books, Lark & Owl, M. Judson, Queen Anne, Wild Geese, Saturn, Greenlight, Unabridged, Left Bank, The Last Bookstore, Montague Bookmill, Sun Rose, Words!, BookTowne, River Road, BookBar, Literati, Nicola’s, Bookworks featured in local news
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.