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19 Nov

Intentionality in Bookselling for the Holiday Season

In the second column of a new series from the ABA Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, River Dog Book Co. owner BrocheAroe Fabian looks at incorporating holidays into booksellers’ stores.

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11 Nov

Winter Institute 2020 Day Passes Available

This new opportunity for booksellers unable to attend the entire conference grants access to the institute on Friday, January 24, as well as to the Author Reception on Thursday, January 23.

 
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08 Nov

ABA's Shelf-Talkers Feature and Bookstore Showcase Highlight Member Stores

The American Booksellers Association’s homepage includes a “Bookstore Showcase” section that highlights independent bookstore members, as well as a feature to show off the unique shelf-talkers sent in by member stores.

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08 Nov

Plans Changed for Winter Institute? Tell ABA by November 15 to Score a Refund

Booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to tell ABA; those who do so by this Friday will have their money refunded.

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05 Nov
PK Sindwani

Bookseller PK Sindwani Appointed ABA's New Chief Financial Officer

Until recently, Sindwani was the owner of Towne Book Center & Cafe in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, which he owned for 29 years.

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31 Oct

Winter Institute 2020 Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registered booksellers whose plans have changed are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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30 Oct

Leadership Changes Go Into Effect at the American Booksellers Association

On October 31, Oren Teicher will finish his term as CEO of ABA and Joy Dallanegra-Sanger will step into her role as chief operating officer and senior-most member of staff.

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30 Oct
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A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

Here, Fiocco reflects on the fall regional trade shows and looks ahead to the changes in ABA leadership, including the arrival of incoming CEO Allison Hill.

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29 Oct
Molly Bond

Introducing Molly Bond, ABA’s New Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator

Said Bond, “Indie bookstores are so important to the American way of life. Indie bookstores create a sense of community in towns and cities in a way that large corporations cannot.”

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23 Oct
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Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This section from Bookselling in America and the World discusses ABA’s operations during the 1950s and 1960s.

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16 Oct
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ABACUS-18 Survey Results Delivered to Participating Bookstores

More than 300 bookstores participated in the ABACUS-18 survey. On October 16, those stores received an e-mail with information about how to access a report analyzing their 2018 financial results. 

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16 Oct

Introducing the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s New BTW Column

In this first installment, Angela Maria Spring of ABA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion shares highlights about the team’s recent efforts.

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16 Oct

Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

BTW Classifieds are the perfect place for booksellers to place help wanted ads, advertise fixtures or stores for sale, and more.

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16 Oct
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Apply for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for a Chance to Win Free Admission to Winter Institute

ABA’s new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, created a more inclusive environment, increased sales, and more.

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10 Oct

American Booksellers Association Announces Selection of New CEO

On Friday, October 11, ABA President Jamie Fiocco notified members that the position of association CEO had been offered to, and accepted by, Allison K. Hill, president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California. 

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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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