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01 Nov

National Native American Heritage Month: Featured Stores

November is National Native American Heritage Month, so we’re highlighting our Native-owned member stores!
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13 Sep

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Featured Stores

For National Hispanic Heritage Month we're highlighting our Hispanic-owned member stores.

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17 Aug

How Tubby & Coo’s Became a Traveling Book Shop

Tubby & Coo’s, a New Orleans queer-owned store, recently transitioned from a brick-and-mortar location to a traveling book shop. Owner Candice Huber told us more about the transition and their plans for the future.
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02 Aug

Black Business Month: Featured Stores

For Black Business Month we're highlighting our Black-owned member stores.

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21 Sep
A graphic celebrating National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Bookstores Celebrate National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, independent bookstores are sharing book recommendations, showcasing displays, and hosting virtual events.

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29 Jun
Bookstores Celebrate Pride

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Pride

This June, indie bookstores took to social media to share reading lists, special events, and more in honor of Pride. 

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09 Dec

Tattered Cover Book Store Sold to Denver Investors

Denver natives Kwame Spearman and David Back, founding partners of Bended Page, LLC, lead a group of Colorado-based investors and national bookselling and publishing experts that purchased the 49-year-old business. 

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23 Jun
A display at R.J. Julia Booksellers

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Pride Online

From book lists and displays to virtual events and throwbacks to last year's Pride, here are some of the ways indie bookstores are celebrating this year.

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16 Jun

2020 PW Bookstore of the Year Honored

Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named Publishers Weekly’s 2020 Bookstore of the Year and recognized during the virtual ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall on Thursday, June 11.

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20 May

Nominations Underway for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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13 May
The sneeze guard at Main Street Books.

Booksellers Around the Country Show Off Their New Normal

Many bookstores are still in various states of closure to the general public, offering instead home delivery and curbside pickup, and others have reopened with social distancing measures in place.

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06 May

Nominations Open for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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22 Apr
Charm City Books Care Packages

Indie Bookstores Give Back to Each Other, Their Communities

Booksellers are offering their expertise online, donating to the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign, creating care packages, and sending thank you notes to local healthcare workers. 

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11 Mar
Bestselling author and physicist Brian Greene at an event hosted by New Dominion Bookshop.

Around Indies

Odyssey, Nowhere, Strand UWS to open; Lion’s Tooth plans bookstore; Star Line to move, go coop; Flintridge moves; {pages} celebrates 10 years; Book Revue voted best bookstore; New Dominion hosts renowned physicist; Tucson indies, Country Bookshelf, Barbara’s, Lark & Owl, Orca, Towne Book Center, Pilsen Community, Cultured, Thank You, Avid, Owosso, Dog Ears, Unlikely Story featured in local news

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04 Mar

Around Indies

The Bookstore to open; Book + Bottle, new McNally Jackson, Bravo’s Book Nook now open; Avid Reader under new ownership; Papercuts JP reopens; Copperfield’s moves; Malaprop’s launches Leaning Chair Press; Warwick’s launches book drive; Raven Book Store owner publishes book of poetry; On the Side bookstore cats inducted into Feline Historical Society; Anderson’s hosts kids’ lit breakfast; Lit. Bar, Charis, Riverstone, A Cappella, Little City, Open Door, and Loyalty Bookstores featured in local news. 

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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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