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26 Mar

ABA CEO Oren Teicher Featured in “Brews and Views” Discussion Series

Teicher talked about independent bookstores with Lenny Mendonca, owner of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and director of California’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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

This chapter discusses ABA’s operations during World War I and its move to a full-time staff, among other topics.

 

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26 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on exciting events on the horizon for ABA member booksellers in the coming months, including the 2019 Spring Forums, BookExpo, and the seventh annual Children’s Institute.

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04 Mar

ABA Meets With Agents From Association of Authors’ Representatives

The event was “part of our ongoing effort to make sure that all constituents have a better understanding of what it is to be an indie bookseller,” said ABA Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger.

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21 Feb

Recipients Announced for 2019 Bookselling Without Borders Fellowships

More than 200 booksellers applied for the 2019 scholarships over just two weeks, representing 145 bookstores in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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05 Feb

Wi14 Author in Focus: Why James Baldwin Always Matters

The session at Winter Institute 14 examined why author James Baldwin’s work has, does, and will always matter and explored how to grow his audience through independent bookstores.

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16 Jan

Bookselling Without Borders Opens Applications, Adds New Destinations

The program connects U.S. booksellers to the international book community through all-expenses-paid trips to the world’s premier book fairs.

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15 Jan

Wi14 Small Business Management Seminar: Staff Management and Human Resources

Dr. Robert DelCampo will discuss the challenges of recruitment and retention as well as creating a workforce that represents multiple generations of employees.

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02 Jan

Register Now for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for sessions on developing leaders, staff management and human resources, and in-store merchandising, as well as a used bookstore forum.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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30 Oct
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Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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24 Oct

Seminary Co-op’s Jeff Deutsch Reports Back From the Frankfurt Book Fair

Deutsch was one of several ABA member booksellers who attended the fair, including three who received the 2018 Bookselling Without Borders scholarship from Europa Editions.

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25 Sep

Virtual Marketing Roundtable Offers Insight Into Subscription Services

Booksellers at last week’s virtual marketing roundtable discussed how they have implemented subscription services in their stores. 

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28 Feb

Marketing Roundtable Provides New Ideas for Customer Engagement

During ABA’s most recent virtual roundtable discussion, booksellers talked about creative new ways to engage with their customers, including through text messaging.

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28 Feb
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EUREKAsiba Talks Bring TED-Style Event to SIBA Booksellers

A new event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance featured creative talks by booksellers, authors, and industry professionals on topics from social media to branding to goal-setting.

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