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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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09 Jul

Face Out: ABA Board Member Tegan Tigani on Her Life Among Books

Queen Anne Book Company children’s book buyer Tegan Tigani, 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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08 Jul

Last Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The results of the ABACUS survey help booksellers identify areas that need improvement, areas in which their store is succeeding, and everything in between. Submissions are due July 12.

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03 Jul

Calling on All Booksellers to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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02 Jul

What Books are ABA Staff Reading This Summer?

From Indies Introduce debuts to galleys picked up at Ci7, ABA staff will be doing a wide range of reading this summer.

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28 Jun

ABA Seeks 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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28 Jun

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey!

To ensure the greatest number of participants, ABA has extended the deadline for ABACUS survey responses to Friday, July 12.

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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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