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14 May

A Letter From Outgoing ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In his final letter to American Booksellers Association members as ABA Board President, Robert Sindelar shares reflections on his past six years on the board, the past two as president.

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13 May

Encourage Your Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your co-workers stay in the loop by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on BookExpo, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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13 May
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Reminder: 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.

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08 May
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ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey Underway

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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08 May

Active Recruiting Begins for ABA Chief Executive Officer

ABA has posted detailed information about the organization’s search for its new CEO. The document was created by ABA’s CEO search committee in consultation with the outside search firm of Isaacson, Miller.

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08 May

ABA Addresses Baker & Taylor’s Withdrawal From Retail Book Distribution

On Monday, May 6, the American Booksellers Association e-mailed indie bookstore members to address the recent announcement that Baker & Taylor would be exiting the wholesale distribution of books to retailers. 

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07 May

Discover More ABA Programming at BookExpo: Board Discussion Groups and POS Roundtables

ABA programming at BookExpo this year will include bookseller discussion groups led by ABA Board members and roundtable discussions of various POS systems.

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07 May

Make the ABA Website Your Own With Shelf-Talkers and Store Photos

Booksellers are encouraged to send in photos and shelf-talkers for “Featured Shelf-talkers” and “Bookstore Showcase,” two special features on BookWeb.org that highlight individual bookstores.

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01 May

2019 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

The winning authors and illustrators will be honored at the upcoming ABA Indies Choice Book Awards, taking place on Thursday, May 30, at this year’s BookExpo trade show.

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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
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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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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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