ABA’s new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, created a more inclusive environment, increased sales, and more.
Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.
The sign-up form asks participants to supply a photo and to reflect on their career in the bookselling industry, identify what they love about their jobs, and share significant or funny memories from their time in the business.
Booksellers should keep an eye out for the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.
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.