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03 Jun
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

ABA is renewing its commitment to diversity and antiracism.

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03 Jun
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Submit Topics Now for the June 11 ABA Town Hall

Booksellers can submit Town Hall questions or comments ahead of time at townhall@bookweb.org. During the meeting, questions will be invited through the meeting’s Q&A interface.

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03 Jun

Join ABA for a Q&A With Left Bank Books on Bookselling During Race-Related Protests

During the June 4 forum, booksellers are encouraged to ask questions about topics related to the antiracism protests, from operational needs during riots to their store’s responsibility to its community. 

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27 May
Amazon's Negative Impact to Your Community

Redesigned Shop Local Infographics Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

To encourage local shopping, ABA has refreshed three popular marketing materials: “Here’s What You Just Did,” “Here’s What Amazon Just Did,” and “Amazon’s Negative Impact to Your Community.”

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27 May

Two New Employees Join the ABA IndieCommerce Team

Finnegan Butterfield and Murray Sampson, who have been hired as IndieCommerce Customer Support Specialists, come to ABA with bookselling experience.

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26 May
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Join the ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall on June 11

Booksellers will be emailed a link to join the presentation; publishers will have the opportunity to watch the event via livestream.

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20 May
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Virtual ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall to be Held June 11

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following at 3:00 p.m. ET. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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12 May

Save the Date: ABA Virtual Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for June 11

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following at 3:00 p.m. ET. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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06 May

ABA Announces 2020 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect three directors to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

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29 Apr

IndieCommerce Team to Hire Additional Customer Support Specialists

The specialists will assist the team with the growth in stores using the IndieCommerce platform as well as the large increase in customers shopping online.

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29 Apr
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Last Call to Vote in ABA Board Election

Ballots are due on April 30. Election results will be announced in May in Bookselling This Week

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22 Apr
Satisfactory Screenprinting & Design, Made in Athens, Georgia, since 2004

ABA Announces New Affinity Partnership With Satisfactory Printing

The screen printing and design shop is based in Athens, Georgia, and is locally owned and operated.

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15 Apr

Working From Home, ABA Adjusts to New Team Members

Booksellers will be glad to hear that many of the furry faces of ABA have received promotions. 

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15 Apr
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Vote Now in the ABA Board Election

On April 1, all main store members received an email with links to the ballot and biographical information on each of the candidates.

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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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