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28 Jun

First Children’s Institute Town Hall Tackles Industry Problems and Solutions

Topics discussed included more education targeted to different types of bookstores, bookseller sustainability, and how children’s books are publicly perceived.

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27 Jun

Hearings Regarding Tariffs on Chinese Goods Conclude

At the hearings, representatives from the publishing and bookselling industries testified before the Office of U.S. Trade Representatives in opposition to the tariffs.

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19 Jun

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on the recent Annual Meeting at BookExpo and the many initiatives underway at the association.

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19 Jun

BTW to Arrive Next Friday From Children’s Institute

For its next issue, Bookselling This Week will be reporting from the seventh annual Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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19 Jun

ABA to Hold First-Ever Children’s Institute Town Hall

The event will provide booksellers with the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns and to share ideas with ABA Board members and staff in a less formal setting. 

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19 Jun

Staff at All ABA Member Stores Invited to Sign Up for BookWeb Access

There is no limit to the number of staff members at an ABA member store who can create their own account and access all the resources available on BookWeb.org. 

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19 Jun

Former B&T Bookstores Eligible for Free E-Commerce Service From ABA

As Baker & Taylor is closing its My Books and More e-commerce service, ABA members who will no longer have website support can sign up for three free months of IndieLite.

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19 Jun

One Week Left to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.

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12 Jun

Batch for Books Electronic Invoicing System Heads to the U.S.

The software-assisted service helps initiate payments between vendors and bookstore retailers at no cost to bookstores.

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12 Jun

Deadline Extended: Submit to ABACUS-18 by June 26

By filling out the ABACUS survey, booksellers will receive a full benchmarking report, a customized bookstore performance report, and a range of online tools that provide a variety of specific analyses.

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12 Jun

A Report on the May 2019 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 27–28, 2019, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo, to address a number of issues.

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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

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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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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