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08 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Talk With Colleagues at Virtual Bookseller Coffee Breaks This Month

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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02 Dec

Indie Bookstores Find New Ways to Celebrate Indies First/Small Business Saturday

“Indie bookstores are invaluable pillars of local communities. Many are struggling. Please support them during this crucial holiday shopping season,” tweeted 2020 Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather on Small Business Saturday.

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02 Dec

’Tis the Season to Encourage Your Community to Shop Local

Keeping in the style of the “October/November is the new December” assets released earlier this year, new imagery reminds customers to shop locally, buy gift cards, and support their bookstores.

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02 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Four Bookseller Coffee Breaks Coming Up in December

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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01 Dec
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Make Your Voice Heard: Join ABA’s Booksellers Advisory Council

Recent work by the BAC includes judging the Independent Bookstore Day logo contest, mentoring booksellers at Winter Institute and Children’s Institute, and more.

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24 Nov

Spread the Word: Virtual Event With Indies First Spokesperson Dan Rather Coming Up December 2

Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather will hold an event in support of bookstores following the annual celebration of Indies First and Small Business Saturday, to be held this year on November 28. 

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23 Nov
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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23 Nov
One Size Fits All: Gift Card

Remind Customers to Shop Local, Support Your Store, and Buy Gift Cards This Holiday Season

Among the new assets are “Shop now, shop local” and “’Tis the season to shop local” images; a “One size fits all” image for gift cards; and “How You Can Support Indies” and “All We Want for the Holidays Is You” images with space for booksellers to add their own text.

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23 Nov
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ABA Membership Votes to Pass Bylaws Changes

ABA member booksellers have voted to pass five bylaws changes as put forth by the Board of Directors. 

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23 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Late-Night Virtual Coffee Break Added for December

Five Coffee Breaks will be held in December, including a late-night session and a BIPOC-only session. The final Coffee Break of the year will take place on December 15.

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18 Nov
Shop Now, Shop Local

ABA’s Holiday Marketing Assets: Your One-Stop Shop for Promoting Shopping Local, Gift Cards, and More

To help booksellers encourage customers to shop with them throughout the remainder of the year, ABA has created a range of digital assets.

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18 Nov

Celebrate Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Legendary news anchor Dan Rather will serve as this year’s spokesperson. Booksellers can take advantage of social media assets to promote Indies First as well as a range of special publisher offers.

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17 Nov

Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season From PartnerShip

Through the ABA shipping program with PartnerShip, stores can save 50 percent on FedEx shipping. 

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17 Nov
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ABA Partners With Human Resources Service Provider Pinnacle HR

ABA bookstore members will receive a discounted hourly rate of $90 per hour for most HR services. There is no monthly rate and no startup fee. 

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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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