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30 May

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

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

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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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

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

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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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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