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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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08 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

“We are addressing our lack of diversity and representation on the board and have approved two bylaws changes to address this immediately,” writes Fiocco.

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08 Jul
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ABA Members Invited to Vote on Bylaws Changes, Board Election Ratification

All member booksellers of the American Booksellers Association are asked to visit BookWeb.org to vote on four items proposed by the ABA Board of Directors.

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01 Jul
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Introducing ABA’s New IndieCommerce Specialists

Finnigan Butterfield and Murray Sampson have joined the ABA staff as the newest IndieCommerce Customer Support Specialists.

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01 Jul

ABA Schedules Coffee Break for BIPOC Booksellers

The July 2 virtual forum, a non-hosted event without an ABA facilitator or staff person, is intended to offer a meeting space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers.

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22 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, June 25

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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17 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

First Evening Coffee Break to be Held June 25

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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17 Jun
Annual Meeting and Town Hall

Booksellers Comment on Diversity, Finances, Healthcare, and More at Town Hall

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association hosted a virtual version of its Town Hall, where booksellers were invited to share their thoughts about the association and the book industry at large.

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17 Jun

A Report on the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association convened online for its Annual Membership Meeting.

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15 Jun

Visit BookWeb.org for All Your Bookselling Needs

All booksellers can request a username and password to access members-only content, from educational materials to the Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forums and more.

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10 Jun

Watch ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall

In addition to a video available to ABA bookstore members, a full report of the discussions held at the meeting will be published in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, June 17. 

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03 Jun
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

ABA is renewing its commitment to diversity and antiracism.

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03 Jun
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Submit Topics Now for the June 11 ABA Town Hall

Booksellers can submit Town Hall questions or comments ahead of time at townhall@bookweb.org. During the meeting, questions will be invited through the meeting’s Q&A interface.

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03 Jun

Join ABA for a Q&A With Left Bank Books on Bookselling During Race-Related Protests

During the June 4 forum, booksellers are encouraged to ask questions about topics related to the antiracism protests, from operational needs during riots to their store’s responsibility to its community. 

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27 May
Amazon's Negative Impact to Your Community

Redesigned Shop Local Infographics Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

To encourage local shopping, ABA has refreshed three popular marketing materials: “Here’s What You Just Did,” “Here’s What Amazon Just Did,” and “Amazon’s Negative Impact to Your Community.”

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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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