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08 Sep
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day Survey Responses Due September 10

ABA is asking the 600+ bookstores that participated in Independent Bookstore Day on August 29 to share feedback about the event.

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08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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02 Sep

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2021; self-nominations are also welcome.

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18 Aug
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day Virtual Events to Feature Tayari Jones, Gene Luen Yang, Lauren Groff, and More

More than 630 stores are planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, August 29, and booksellers are invited to promote a range of virtual events to their customers.

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12 Aug
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

What Booksellers Need to Know Ahead of Independent Bookstore Day

Join a webinar on how to sell event merch on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites; review a video of an informational roundtable on Bookstore Day; promote the virtual events taking place on August 29; and access a variety of new imagery to share.

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12 Aug

Sign Up to Send the Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Your Customers

The August Indie Next List e-newsletter, featuring the month’s 20 titles with bookseller quotes in addition to a Q&A with the #1 pick, was sent to more than 689,000 customers at 177 ABA member stores.

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10 Aug

Send Your Customers ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Booksellers can sign up to send an e-newsletter to their customers featuring mystery and thriller titles, as well as short stories and poetry.

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05 Aug

Order Independent Bookstore Day Masks by August 6

Five new mask designs are available, but they must be ordered by Thursday, August 6, to ensure delivery by Independent Bookstore Day, August 29.

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23 Jul
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Black Voices Promotional Print Catalog Available to Indie Booksellers

Matchbook Marketing and Franklin Web Printing are producing an eight-page print newsletter promoting Black authors across all genres that is available to booksellers for $29.50 for 250 copies.

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23 Jul
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, July 30

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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21 Jul
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Independent Bookstore Day Masks and Mugs Now Available

Masks and mugs should be purchased by July 29 to ensure delivery by August 29, Independent Bookstore Day.

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21 Jul
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July 30 Technology Meetup to Offer Tips About Virtual Platform Zoom

Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon will provide his expert advice on Zoom, including best practices, tips, and answers to some commonly asked questions.

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21 Jul

Send Your Customers ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Booksellers can sign up to send a series of e-newsletters to customers, with each email featuring a selection of titles by genre. The next crop: nonfiction and historical fiction.

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14 Jul

Sign Up for the July 30 Technology Meetup to Learn About Zoom

Zoom for Dummies author Phil Simon will provide his expert advice on Zoom, including best practices, tips, and answers to some commonly asked questions.

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