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11 Jun

Book Soup Hosts Its Inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meeting

For the store’s first meeting, attendees discussed Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl, an anthology with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, and Tayari Jones, among other prominent women writers of color.

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11 Jun

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Running a Book Club Discussion

The third chapter in the Well-Read Black Girl Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide will help participating booksellers facilitate book club discussions.

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10 Jun

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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03 Jun
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June 12 Deadline Nears for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

ABACUS is “as necessary to our business as a point of sale system, a website, or phone system,” said Len Vlahos of Tattered Cover Book Store.

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31 May

ABA Town Hall at BookExpo: Booksellers Talk Healthcare, Finances, Publisher Relationships

The meeting on Thursday, May 30, brought a number of booksellers to the microphone to address a range of issues.

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31 May
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ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Opportunities, Challenges Lie Ahead

Among the good news presented at the ABA Annual Membership Meeting at BookExpo on Thursday, May 30, is that for the tenth year in a row association membership has grown.

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30 May
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Fill Out Your ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey by June 12

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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22 May

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Selecting Your Book

The second chapter in the Well-Read Black Girl Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide will help participating booksellers launch their book club.

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22 May

Take Note: June 12 Deadline for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking 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 and key information for strategic planning.

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22 May

Tegan Tigani Appointed to ABA Board

The Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company to fill a vacancy resulting from the election of Jamie Fiocco of Flyleaf Books as ABA’s incoming president.

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22 May

Select BookExpo Authors to Offer Exclusive Signings for ABA Members

Some authors will be autographing exclusively for ABA member booksellers in the ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room.

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22 May

Don’t Miss ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall at BookExpo

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

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22 May
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Who’s Who in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo?

Booksellers can meet with ABA staff members and representatives of affinity businesses and other industry organizations in the ABA Member Lounge at this month’s BookExpo.

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16 May
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BTW to Arrive Next Friday From BookExpo

Instead of the usual Wednesday, Bookselling This Week's next issue will come out Friday, May 31, with reporting from BookExpo 2019.

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15 May

Following Baker & Taylor News, Growing Number of Vendors Reach Out to Support Indies

More and more publishers and wholesalers are continuing to step in with special programs designed to support indie bookstores after B&T announced it was closing its retail wholesale business.

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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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