About Bookselling

10 Jul

Partner Spotlight: RISEWITHUS

RISEWITHUS is a consulting agency that specializes in helping organizations better understand and implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles. Founder and CEO KJ Williams and Managing Director AJ Williams met with Bookselling This Week to talk about their work, their experiences with booksellers, and their love of books.

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16 Feb

Booksellers Responding to Recent Challenges to Books by Black Authors

Read for advocacy strategies and resources, including a new asset aimed toward educating customers about book challenges. 

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04 Jan

On ABA's Disability Meetup: "If You're Out There, We Need You!"

Breaking into the book and bookselling industries can be more than a challenge for many of us who are disabled, either visibly or invisibly," said booksellers Sarah Hollenbeck and Annie Carl. "So how do we as an independent industry create bookselling jobs that are more inclusive?"

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10 Feb
Liberty Bay Books promotion for Amanda Gorman

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Booksellers are taking to social media to celebrate diverse voices during Black History Month.

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22 Dec
Main Street Book Bookstore Cat

The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Holiday Edition

Take a look at how the furry friends of bookselling are getting ready for the holidays. 

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16 Dec
Loyalty Bookstore

Booksellers Showcase Festive Displays

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re decorating for the holiday season.

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15 Dec

The Potter’s House Wins Autumn Indie Playlist Display Initiative

The Indie Playlist in-store display and event months for 2021 are June, August, and October.

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15 Dec

PubWest Offering Discount for Indie Booksellers to Attend Virtual Conference

Booksellers can attend the conference, which will be held February 2-4, at a discounted member rate of $250 courtesy of PubWest.

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15 Dec
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19
15 Dec
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, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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04 Nov
Paper Boat Booksellers election display

Indie Booksellers Promote the Vote

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, independent booksellers created displays and shared social media posts to encourage their customers to vote.

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03 Nov

Simple Breath Work to Ease Anxious Energy: A How-To

Here from ABA’s Gen de Botton, a certified yoga instructor and manager of the ABC Children’s Group, is a step-by-step guide for using breath work to bring about calm.

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27 Oct
November Is the New December

November Is the New December: Tell Your Customers to Shop Now

Booksellers are welcome to share these new designs with fellow local businesses to further spread the message to shop early and shop local.

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26 Oct
Top 10 Things to Know About...

Learn About Self-Defense at Upcoming “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar

The final webinar of the series will look at basic self-defense tips. Booksellers can visit the Education Resources section on BookWeb.org to watch videos of all previous webinars in the series.

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20 Oct
November Is the New December

New Designs Available: November Is the New December

As October turns to November, ABA has created a fresh set of designs to encourage customers to shop early and shop local.

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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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