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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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15 Jan

Pack Your Winter Institute Suitcase With Donations for the Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank is a local nonprofit organization committed to cultivating literacy in children from under-resourced neighborhoods.

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15 Jan

ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late on Friday, January 24, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 15 in Baltimore.

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08 Jan

ABA Dues Renewal Underway

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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08 Jan

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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23 Dec

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

This installment discusses ABA’s management and merchandising operations during the 1950s and 1960s. 

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23 Dec

Bookselling This Week Goes on Holiday

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, this is the final issue of Bookselling This Week for 2019. BTW will return to its regular Wednesday schedule on January 8, 2020.

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23 Dec

Last Call for Nominations for the ABA Board of Directors Election

ABA member booksellers have through Tuesday, December 31, to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2020; self-nominations are also welcome.

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18 Dec

ABA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Books That Matter to Them

“We hope you enjoy these recommendations and find it helpful as you make your way through the rest of the holiday season (or all year long),” writes the committee.

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18 Dec

Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2020; self-nominations are also welcome.

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17 Dec

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Last year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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17 Dec

ABA Compiles Top 10 Education Resources Posts on BookWeb.org

Booksellers are encouraged to visit BookWeb.org’s Education Resources page to see videos, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and more from recent ABA education sessions and featured talks. 

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11 Dec

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2020; self-nominations are also welcome.

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11 Dec

As 2019 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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11 Dec

What Books Are ABA Staff Reading This Holiday Season?

Staff reads range from fiction classics like Little Women to nonfiction to romance.

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