About ABA

26 Jan

Attention Booksellers: Majority of ABA Membership Dues Are Tax-Deductible

Ninety-five percent of ABA membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses; the rest are not tax-deductible.

Read More
26 Jan
ABA logo with images of interiors of bookstores

ABA Dues Renewals Underway

Membership with ABA ends on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure a continuation of benefits. 

Read More
25 Jan

ABA Seeking Candidates for Marketing Manager Position

ABA’s marketing manager position is responsible for marketing independent bookstores as a channel and creating marketing campaigns for stores to use to reach new and existing customers.

Read More
20 Jan
Nominate now
20 Jan

Sign Up Now to Participate in Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers have until February 5 to sign up to participate in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) and/or place orders for special literary-themed merchandise to sell during the event. 

Read More
20 Jan

Join Your Colleagues at the Virtual Winter Institute

Registration costs $35 per person. There is no cap on attendance, and registration closes January 29.

Read More
20 Jan
American Booksellers Association logo

ABA Staff Join Senior Team, Receive Title Changes

As a result of the annual staff review process, two team members have joined the senior staff group and two others have received title changes.

Read More
20 Jan
Cartoon of a shopping cart on a laptop screen

E-commerce Update: Normal Traffic & Sales

Although traffic dropped by 3.87 percent over the past seven days, the e-commerce conversion rate increased to 4.90 percent.

Read More
20 Jan
Shop local this Valentine's Day

Take Advantage of Valentine’s Day Marketing Assets to Boost Sales

The assets, which are available for a range of social media platforms and websites, share two different shop-local messages.

Read More
13 Jan

ABA 101: Glossary of Terms

ABA 101 is a new series aimed to introduce booksellers to the basics of the American Booksellers Association’s operations, beginning with a list of some of the important terms ABA members might come across in our communications.

Read More
13 Jan
American Booksellers Association logo

ABA Seeking Candidates for Marketing Manager Position

ABA’s marketing manager position is responsible for marketing independent bookstores as a channel and creating marketing campaigns for stores to use to reach new and existing customers.

Read More
13 Jan
ABA Education logo

ABA Introduces New Way for Booksellers to Suggest Education Topics, Speakers

ABA is inviting booksellers to offer suggestions year-round about education topics, panelists, and speakers via a new form.

Read More
13 Jan

Registration Underway for Virtual Winter Institute

The three-day event will consist of keynote presentations, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events with fellow booksellers and authors, poetry interludes, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and more. 

Read More
13 Jan
ABA Coffee Break

Booksellers: Catch Up on ABA Coffee Breaks Now

A recording of the first New Member Coffee Break is available to view on BookWeb.org, along with recordings of many other weekly Coffee Break sessions.

Read More
13 Jan
Advocacy logo

Check Out ABA’s New Advocacy Page on BookWeb

Booksellers can use the new page to participate in advocacy campaigns, search for legislation, get voting information, and find and message their federal and state elected officials.

Read More

Pages

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.

Contact

MEMBER and MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

PRESS INQUIRIES: ray@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@BookWeb.org

 

 

Copyright 2022 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement