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14 May

James Patterson Opens Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program for 2019

For the sixth year in a row, the author will work with ABA to distribute a personal donation of $250,000 to indie booksellers. This year, a dedicated number of the bonuses will go to children's booksellers. 
 

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13 May

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

This summer, Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across the country as the kindest, nicest place in the U.S.

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08 May

Last Call for 2019 Independent Business Survey Responses

ABA member bookstores must submit their responses for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business’ survey about business challenges by Wednesday, May 8.

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08 May

Around Indies

Shakespeare & Co. to open new location; Linda’s Story Time sold, renamed Turning the Page; Old Town Books pop-up goes permanent; Northshire welcomes new ca; Carmichael’s, The Lit. Bar, Jane Addams, Literati, Uncle Bobbie’s, MahogonyBooks, Sankofa, Pyramid, Wild Geese, The Bookshop, Raven Book Store, Greedy Reads featured in local news; New Dominion hosts Rose Garden Party; The Novel Neighbor hosts OMG Bookfest; BookPeople to host Summer Reading Splash; and more.

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08 May

Bookstore Owners, Managers on Balancing Employees’ Mental Health Needs With Business Concerns

BTW recently reached out to booksellers to discuss strategies they have implemented as well as difficulties they face in meeting the needs of employees with mental health issues.

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07 May

Bookseller Tips & Tricks: Promoting Pre-Orders

“It’s a lot about customer awareness,” said Liz Hottel of Politics & Prose, “and making sure they know that their independent bookstore can provide the same things that Amazon can.”

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07 May

Make the ABA Website Your Own With Shelf-Talkers and Store Photos

Booksellers are encouraged to send in photos and shelf-talkers for “Featured Shelf-talkers” and “Bookstore Showcase,” two special features on BookWeb.org that highlight individual bookstores.

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01 May

Around Indies

Madison Books, The Lit. Bar now open; GoGo Books hits the road; Book Trader owner to open pop-up; Off the Beaten Path celebrates 10 years; A Capella, Harvard, Brookline Booksmith, Trident, Newtonville, MahagonyBooks, Second Star to the Right, Storied Owl, BookPeople of Moscow, Silver Unicorn, Left Bank, Blue Cypress, Garden District, Our Daily Nada, and others featured in local news

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01 May

ABA Partners With Reader’s Digest to Promote 2019 “Nicest Places in America” Contest

Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance this summer to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across America as the kindest, nicest place in the country.

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01 May

ABA Celebrates Grand Opening of The Lit. Bar, the Bronx’s New Bookstore/Wine Bar

On April 27, CEO Oren Teicher represented the American Booksellers Association at the grand opening of The Lit. Bar, the new independent bookstore and wine bar in the South Bronx.

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01 May

A Reminder for Booksellers: Binc Can Help With a Wide Variety of Expenses

In situations where weather, illness, or an accident disrupts a bookseller’s ability to make a living, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will help with both business and personal expenses.

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01 May

Snag Your Spot! Sign-Ups Continue for 2019 #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

In contrast to the previous two years, #HarperCollinsLovesIndies videos will focus more on hand-selling in 2019 than on store tours. This year’s livestreamed videos will air on Thursdays instead of Saturdays. 

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24 Apr

Around Indies

Lark and Owl, 2nd Act Books open; Storied Owl, Capital to open; Writer’s Block, Charis relocating; New owners for Browsing Bison; Orca to go co-op; McIntyre celebrates 30th; Raven Book Store tweet goes viral; Battenkill hosts Bold Stroke Books author panel; New Dominion, Johns Creek, Third House, Boswell, hello hello, Changing Hands, The Center for Fiction, Café Con Libros, Mil Mundos, The Lit. Bar, Word Up, The Last Bookstore, White Whale, Journeys of Life, Novel., and Burke’s featured in local news; Paragraphs named small business of the year; and more. 

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23 Apr

Readers Around the Globe Celebrate World Book Day

April 23 marked World Book Day, an international event that celebrates books and reading. Take a look at what bookstores, authors, and literacy organizations around the globe did to celebrate the day.

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23 Apr

Common Good Books Sold, Renamed

“We have something special here," said new owner Nick Ballas, "and I’m delighted to be able to keep this store here for St. Paul readers.”

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