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20 Nov

Two Winners Announced for Inaugural ABA Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

The winners, chosen by a committee of ABA bookseller judges, are Billie Bloebaum of Third Street Books for Bookstore Romance Day and Nicole Magistro of The Bookworm of Edwards for the Adopt-a-Reader program.

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20 Nov

Submit Now to be Featured in the Booksellers of America Social Media Campaign

Campaign stories use the hashtag #BooksellersofAmerica and appear on dedicated Instagram and Facebook pages that anyone can follow.

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20 Nov

Around Indies

Tombolo secures storefront; Learned Owl owner elected as councilperson; Changing Hands owner wins ATHENA Award; Michelle Obama visits Politics and Prose; Scuppernong creates Pete the Cat display; Lion’s Mouth, Cafe con Libros, WORD, Astoria, Books Are Magic, Lit. Bar, Berry & Co., Bookends and Beginnings, Buffalo Street, Pagination, Kona Stories, Sausalito Books by the Bay, Back of Beyond, Books & Books, Charis, Alabama Booksmith, Joseph-Beth, Square, Parnassus, BookPeople, Chop Suey, Strand, Arcade, Shakespeare & Co., Women and Children First, Secret Garden, Tattered Cover, City Lights, Gene’s featured in local news. 

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19 Nov

Midtown Reader Aims to Connect With Customers in the Age of Alexa

In celebration of the store’s third anniversary, Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, partnered with a local production company to create a short video called “Ask Alexis.”

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13 Nov

Around Indies

Book Club, Charm City now open; Drama Book Shop to reopen; Griffin Bay, A Cappella celebrate anniversaries; Left Bank wins CWEA Renaissance Award; Personnel changes at Book Revue; Charis, Firestorm, river's end, Vroman's, Book Passage featured in local news. 

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11 Nov

What’s in a Name? Mind Chimes Bookshop

Laura Lowry, owner of the new Mind Chimes Bookshop in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, said the store's name represents "the experience of being inspired while reading, the sort of sudden inspiration you get while reading — that has always been important to me as a reader.”

 
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11 Nov

Love Your Bookstore Challenge Currently Underway

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge is currently in progress and will last until Friday, November 17.

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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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06 Nov

Around Indies

DIESEL, Writers & Books, Auburn Oil, Lion's Mouth now open; Cupboard Maker to open pop-up location; Interabang to reopen mid-November; Former Bookshop Santa Cruz owner retires; Lake Forest, Second Star to the Right celebrate anniversaries; From My Shelf moves to second round of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Half Price, Parnassus, Bookie's, Nowhere, Whistlestop, Scattered featured in local news. 

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06 Nov

Downbound Books to Bring Community-Curated Collection to Cincinnati

Downbound Books in Cincinnati, Ohio, specializes in small press fiction; nonfiction works on history, politics, and the social sciences; books on craft; cookbooks; and picture books.

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05 Nov

Love Your Bookstore Challenge Starts November 8

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge will take place from Friday, November 8, to Saturday, November 17.

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05 Nov

Raven Book Store Owner Publishes “How to Resist Amazon and Why”

The 16-page zine features Caine’s October 2019 letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, a review of the case against Amazon, a compilation of Raven’s Twitter advocacy, and more.

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31 Oct

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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30 Oct

Around Indies

Epilogue to host soft opening; Next Chapter, Mind Chimes, Downbound now open; Breakwater under new ownership; Penguin, Left Bank, Buttonwood, Roundabout celebrate anniversaries; Joe’s Place owners to retire; Books of Wonder to move; New store to open in Moosterious Emporium space; Raven Book Store publishes zine; WORD launches Instagram video series; Best of Books, Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor, Thank You featured in local news. 

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30 Oct

Booksellers Showcase Halloween Spirit on Social Media

From spooky displays to trick-or-treat events, booksellers are taking to social media to show their Halloween spirit in the lead-up to October 31.

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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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