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16 Oct

Introducing the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s New BTW Column

In this first installment, Angela Maria Spring of ABA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion shares highlights about the team’s recent efforts.

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16 Oct

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

BTW Classifieds are the perfect place for booksellers to place help wanted ads, advertise fixtures or stores for sale, and more.

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16 Oct

Apply for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for a Chance to Win Free Admission to Winter Institute

ABA’s new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, created a more inclusive environment, increased sales, and more.

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10 Oct

American Booksellers Association Announces Selection of New CEO

On Friday, October 11, ABA President Jamie Fiocco notified members that the position of association CEO had been offered to, and accepted by, Allison K. Hill, president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California. 

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09 Oct

ABA to Offer “Making the Most of Your ABA Membership” Session at MPIBA and NAIBA Shows

In this education session, staff from ABA’s membership department will lead a discussion about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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09 Oct

July–September 2019: ABA Member Stores Opened/Sold

The third quarter of 2019 saw 27 ABA member store openings and 5 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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02 Oct

New “Counterspeak” Episode Out Now

This installment features a wrap-up of Banned Books Week as well as an exploration of the impact big technology companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have on free speech.

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01 Oct

Score a Chance at Free Wi15 Admission When You Enter to Win ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

October 21 is the deadline for booksellers to apply for the new award; two winners will receive a full scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore, covering up to five hotel nights, travel costs, and a $1,000 stipend.

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24 Sep

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

This excerpt discusses ABA’s operations following World War II, among other topics.

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10 Sep

Sign Up Now to be Featured in “Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign

Booksellers of America is a platform to share the stories and experiences of the diverse people who own, manage, and hand-sell books in the more than 2,400 independent bookstores across the nation.

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09 Sep

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Wins National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Teicher will be honored at the 2019 National Book Awards for his career championing independent bookstores.

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04 Sep

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2020

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher talks about the many opportunities for networking and education at the fall regional trade shows, plus important dates to make note of for Winter Institute.

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04 Sep

Online Bookstore to Benefit Indie Bookstores to Debut in January

Bookshop offers a simple, intuitive purchase process across platforms that eases the way for casual online book browsers to become indie customers.

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04 Sep

Titles Announced for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers have until Friday, September 6, to order the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which is slated to land in stores later this month.

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About ABA

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.

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