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25 Nov

IndieCommerce and IndieLite Stores: Offer Gift Cards This Holiday Season

Stores can create a custom gift card product for their site, use the third-party company Givex, or offer online-only gift codes. 

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24 Nov
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ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog PDF Available Now

The PDF can be downloaded on BookWeb.org. PDF pages can be saved as JPEGs and featured in newsletters and on social media.

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18 Nov

IndieCommerce and IndieLite Stores: Use Wish Lists This Holiday Season

Wish lists can be used to keep track of personal reading lists, holiday wish lists, and book fairs or donation book drives. 

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18 Nov
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Remote Workers

Tips include establishing clear expectations and policies, ensuring staff have the necessary technology to perform their work remotely, creating work/life boundaries, and more.

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11 Nov

Registration Underway for Professional Bookselling Certification Program

Booksellers from across the country are welcome to register now for NAIBA’s Professional Bookseller Certification program; event management is the first of six courses in the program.

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11 Nov
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ABA’s Health Insurance Open Enrollment Webinar Now Available

The 45-minute webinar offered an overview of the health program; health insurance coverage options, including the benefits landscape for employers; Open Enrollment and beyond; and how to access ABA’s membership benefit program.

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11 Nov
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Open Conversation

Discussion topics included marketing strategies that worked, favorite sessions from the year, and more.

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10 Nov
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Revisit ABA’s “Top 10 Things to Know About…” Series for Fourth-Quarter Tips

Videos and writeups are available for sessions on morale boosters and self-care, creating safe and profitable virtual events, curbside pickup and delivery services, cash flow, and more.

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10 Nov
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Stay Engaged With Customers on Social Media During the Holidays

Overall social media usage has increased during the pandemic, with the average engagement with posts per day increasing across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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04 Nov

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

This year's annual holiday checklist has been modified to help guide independent booksellers through the unique challenges the coronavirus outbreak may pose this holiday season.

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03 Nov
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Morale Boosters and Self-Care

Among the tips from ABA's Allison K. Hill and PK Sindwani are to host a socially distant or virtual party for staff, find ways to take breaks, and invite staff to participate in a friendly competition.

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03 Nov

Top 10 Things to Know About: Physical Empowerment and Self-Defense

The session, presented in partnership with the Center for Anti-Violence Education, offered a basic self-defense workshop through a trauma-informed lens to provide practical ways to respond to the spectrum of violence.

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03 Nov

Simple Breath Work to Ease Anxious Energy: A How-To

Here from ABA’s Gen de Botton, a certified yoga instructor and manager of the ABC Children’s Group, is a step-by-step guide for using breath work to bring about calm.

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28 Oct
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Non-Violent Communication & De-escalation

The American Booksellers Association partnered with the Center for Anti-Violence Education to present two workshops on strategies for non-violent communication and de-escalation. 

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27 Oct

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other

Here, ABA has collected a number of tips for self-care during our day-to-day lives as well as sources for virtual therapy, mental health hotlines, and calming apps.

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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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