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06 Feb

ABA Announces 2019 Board Candidates

ABA has announced four director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the Board’s selection for president and vice president, who must be ratified by membership.

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05 Feb

Roundup of BTW’s Winter Institute Coverage Provides Closer Look at 2019 Event

Bookselling This Week has compiled all previous coverage of Winter Institute 14, as well as this week’s articles recapping the event.

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05 Feb
From left: Oren Teicher, Betsy Burton, Gayle Shanks, Michael Tucker, Becky Anderson, and Mitch Kaplan

Wi14: ABA Past Presidents on Their Early Years in Bookselling

“The five former presidents here represent a long line of former booksellers who have served as ABA President, and we’re delighted that of the five who are here, they represent those who are still in the business,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher.

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29 Jan

A Look at 15 Years of Winter Institute Locations

From Long Beach in 2006 to Baltimore in 2020, here’s a map highlighting all of the locations that have hosted (or will soon host) indie booksellers for this annual event.

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29 Jan

ABA Seeks Feedback on Kobe Bryant’s Appearance at Wi14

All Winter Institute attendees are invited to share their thoughts with the American Booksellers Association.

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28 Jan
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Signup Underway to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl, founded by Glory Edim, provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

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28 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A new section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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28 Jan

The Clock’s Ticking: Renew Your ABA Dues Now!

The current membership year expires on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to avoid a break in ABA benefits.

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25 Jan

14th Annual Winter Institute Highlights Indie Resurgence as New and Veteran Booksellers Come Together

Approximately 700 booksellers from 387 stores joined more than 150 authors, 120 publisher partners, and nearly 50 international guests at ABA’s largest educational event.

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25 Jan

Wi14 Town Hall Takes on Book Supply Issues, Rising Minimum Wage, Programming Diversity

Topics discussed at the Town Hall included ABA’s actions on diversity since the last town hall, the challenge of a rising minimum wage, the importance of ABACUS, and issues with book supplies during the holidays.

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16 Jan
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Independent Bookstores Pilot the New “Open Discussion Project”

The Open Discussion Project, which launched this month, aims to promote civil conversation among left- and right-leaning individuals through book clubs held at independent bookstores across the U.S.

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16 Jan

ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late on Friday, January 25, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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15 Jan

99 ABA Member Stores Open in 2018; 28 Sold to New Owners

The new stores include a mystery bookstore, a diverse children’s bookstore, a community-run book cooperative, and 14 branches of existing businesses.

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09 Jan
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Holiday Shoppers Bring Their Dollars and Enthusiasm to Indie Bookstores

Popular local and regional titles, several national bestsellers, and growing recognition of the shop local movement were among the reasons cited by booksellers for this year’s high holiday sales.

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09 Jan

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on the bustling holiday shopping season at indie bookstores and looks ahead to the upcoming Winter Institute.

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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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