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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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21 Aug

Politics & Prose Returns as Official Bookseller for 2019 National Book Festival

The co-owner of Politics & Prose, Bradley Graham, recently spoke with BTW about what the store does every year in its role as the official bookseller for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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21 Aug

Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This excerpt discusses ABA’s operations during the Depression and World War II, among other topics.

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14 Aug

American Booksellers Association Launches Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

This new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose creativity and ideas have helped improve their bookstore’s operations and/or foster relationships within the local community.

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14 Aug

The Furry Faces of ABA: An Overview of Staff Pets

Bookselling This Week surveyed members of the American Booksellers Association staff about the dogs, cats, and other creatures they have waiting for them after a day at the ABA office.

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31 Jul

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Founder Glory Edim Announces Fall Titles

In a letter to booksellers, Edim shares her excitement about indie bookstores’ participation in the program and reveals the titles book clubs should be reading and discussing at ABA member bookstores this fall.

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31 Jul

A Report on the July 2019 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from CEO Oren Teicher on his activities since the last full Board meeting.

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24 Jul

Introducing Two New ABA Staff Members: Stephany Choi and Lauren Anastasio

The association recently welcomed Educational Content Coordinator Stephany Choi and Membership and Database Assistant Lauren Anastasio to the ABA team.

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23 Jul

Booksellers Asked to Provide Feedback on Indie Next List Schedule, Format

ABA is assessing booksellers’ preferences when it comes to the monthly Indie Next List and quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List.

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23 Jul

Face Out: ABA President Jamie Fiocco on Her Life Among Books

Flyleaf Books owner Jamie Fiocco, who was elected president of the ABA Board this past May, talks about her earliest experiences with books and reading, her goals as a board president, and more.

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17 Jul

April–June 2019: ABA Members Opened/Sold

The second quarter of 2019 saw 30 ABA member store openings and five sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a romance bookstore, a bookmobile, and new branches of established bookstores.

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17 Jul

American Booksellers Association to Take Over Management of Independent Bookstore Day

At the fall regional trade shows, ABA will host an educational program that will offer an overview of the event and tips from booksellers who have successfully made the best of the national celebration.

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16 Jul

Face Out: ABA Board Member Jenny Cohen on Her Life Among Books

Waucoma Bookstore co-owner Jenny Cohen, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about her earliest experiences with books and reading, her goals as a new Board member, and more.

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10 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

In her inaugural letter to member booksellers, ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco looks at the future of indie bookselling and urges participation in the ABACUS survey, among other ABA programs.

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09 Jul

Chief Financial Officer Robyn DesHotel to Leave ABA in August

DesHotel will be leaving her position to join the National Co+op Grocers, a business services cooperative for retail cooperative grocery stores located throughout the United States. 

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