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29 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA’s October 6 Coffee Break to Hear From a Former ABA President

To encourage booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the Board of Directors, former ABA President Robert Sindelar will join the call to speak briefly about his experience on the board.

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28 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

ABA Launches Quarterly Coffee Break for New Members

During this new quarterly Coffee Break, kicking off on October 5, new and provisional bookstore members will be introduced to the many programs and resources ABA provides.

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28 Sep
October is the New December, Buy Early Buy Local

“October Is the New December” Designs Encourage Shopping Early This Holiday Season

In addition to the digital versions available, booksellers can print a book-themed version of the poster for use in-store and share a general version with fellow local businesses.

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28 Sep
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Independent Bookstore Day Launches Logo Design Contest

Submissions are due by Monday, October 26, and the winner will receive $500. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to submit.

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28 Sep

Every Bookseller Invited to Nominate Themselves or a Colleague for ABA Board of Directors

Nominating takes just a few minutes via a webform that asks two questions: In what capacity have you known and/or worked with this candidate? What talents or experiences do you believe this person would bring to the ABA Board?

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23 Sep
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IndieCommerce Credit Card Processor Migration Deadline October 22

Stores that have not switched over to their own credit card merchant account by October 22 will be charged a 4.5 percent service fee plus the new 1 percent commission.

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23 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, September 24

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

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23 Sep
Nominate now

Nomination Process Underway for ABA Board of Directors Election

All ABA member booksellers are encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors.

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23 Sep

Tell Customers to Buy Early, Buy Local With “October Is the New December” Designs

To encourage readers to start their holiday shopping now, ABA has created several images for booksellers to use in stores, on social media, in newsletters, and on websites.

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16 Sep

ABA Announces Affinity Partnership With Crowdcast

The virtual event platform is offering a 20 percent discount to independent bookseller members of ABA.

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16 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors

Nominees that meet the minimum requirements will receive a form to fill out with more information and will be asked to provide two recommendation letters. Booksellers can nominate themselves or someone else.

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16 Sep

ABA Board of Directors Announces Newly Appointed Booksellers

After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.

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15 Sep

IndieCommerce Launches “Preferred Name” Feature for Customers

Enabling this field ensures that booksellers are addressing customers as they wish to be addressed. 

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08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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About ABA

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