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01 May
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Register by May 3 for ABA Special Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit BookWeb.org to sign up for “Meet the Editor” or to get on the waiting list for “Publicists Speed Dating.”

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01 May

ABA Celebrates Grand Opening of The Lit. Bar, the Bronx’s New Bookstore/Wine Bar

On April 27, CEO Oren Teicher represented the American Booksellers Association at the grand opening of The Lit. Bar, the new independent bookstore and wine bar in the South Bronx.

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01 May

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Getting Started

Here, from Well-Read Black Girl book club founder Glory Edim, is the first chapter in the WRBG Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide, which will help participating booksellers launch their book club.

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01 May

Suggested Titles Announced for Upcoming Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and ABA have provided a list of titles for participating book clubs to try in June, July, and August.

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01 May
Welcome new board members

ABA Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect four directors to serve on the ABA Board, plus a new president and vice president, are now official.

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24 Apr

Last Chance to Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

Booksellers have until the end of the day today, April 24, to vote for their favorite titles from a list of finalists chosen by a jury of booksellers.

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24 Apr

Spring Forum Coming Up in NAIBA Region

The Spring Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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24 Apr
2018 ABA Board of Directors

Take Note: April 30 Deadline to Vote in ABA Board of Directors Election

The bookseller nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.

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24 Apr
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ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 30

The meeting agenda will include announcing the results of ABA’s election, reports from the Board of Directors and staff on the association’s activities over the past year, and updates on new and ongoing initiatives.

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23 Apr

Remember to Report to the Indie Bestseller List

As Independent Bookstore Day approaches this Saturday, April 27, stores are reminded to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during the busy weekend to demonstrate the power of independents.

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23 Apr

Pittsburgh’s DoubleTree Hotel Promises a Green Children’s Institute

The DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree has committed to maintaining recycling and sustainable practices during the event, which takes place June 26-28.

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23 Apr
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood with preorder banner

ABA Debuts New Pre-Order Features

ABA has debuted the new pre-order badge, which allows IndieCommerce stores to flag titles available for pre-order, and the new “Just Added” feature, which indicates new entries on ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar.

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16 Apr

Update Your Store Information on BookWeb

ABA member stores can update their general store information, e-mail recipient preferences, and buyer contact details by clicking under the “Update Store Data” heading in BookWeb.org’s “For Booksellers” menu.

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15 Apr

Action Item: Vote in ABA’s Board of Directors Election by April 30

The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president. Ballots for the 2019 elections are due April 30.

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15 Apr

January–March 2019: ABA Members Opened/Sold

The year-to-date’s openings include a bilingual bookstore and community space, the signature bookstore for a literature nonprofit, new branches of established bookstores, and more.

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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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