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18 Mar
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Fiscal Relief Initiatives for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

Fiscal relief policy focused on business and individuals impacted by COVID-19 is extremely fluid right now; as such, ABA’s advocacy team will continue to share developments as they happen.

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18 Mar

Indie Bookstores Pivot to Boost Business During COVID-19 Outbreak

Stores are promoting online orders and offering low-cost or free shipping, in addition to curbside pickup. 

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11 Mar
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ABA Launches BookWeb Page to Track Coronavirus Updates, Changes, and Resources

In addition, booksellers are encouraged to visit BookWeb’s Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forums, where there is a new thread for stores to share tips and concerns during the outbreak.

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11 Mar

Indie Booksellers Promote Shopping Local During Coronavirus Outbreak

Booksellers across the country have begun encouraging customers to continue shopping local, whether in-person or online, as the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) continues to spread.

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11 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Binc’s Bank on Booksellers returns; Bookselling Without Borders scholarship winners named; Ripped Bodice publishes fourth State of Racial Diversity in Romance report; WNDB launches internship grants; Bologna Book Fair canceled, NBCC award ceremony postponed; Emma Watson picks Sex and World Peace; HBG pulls Woody Allen memoir; RHCB launches Underlined imprint; Workman launches audio imprint; Two Rivers to distribute Welbeck; Bucknell University Press teams with Rutgers; Ingram Academic Services to distribute Edinburgh University Press; LAMBDA finalists, Stella and LBF shortlists, Walter Scott longlist announced.

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11 Mar
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Last Call for BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program Applications

The grant includes a three-night stay at The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel, and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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11 Mar

March Indie Next List E-Newsletter Sent to More Than 613,000 Customers

Booksellers are invited to sign up now to send the free monthly adult or quarterly Kids’ Indie Next List e-newsletters to their customers.

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11 Mar

West Coast Indie Bookstores Respond to COVID-19

Over the past few days, Bookselling This Week checked in with independent booksellers in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to see how the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the United States is affecting business.

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11 Mar

AdventureKEEN’s Shop Local, Live Local Campaign Raises $5,502 for Binc

“We are honored to accept this extraordinary gift from AdventureKEEN. Their give-back initiative demonstrates the power one company can have in bringing our industry together to help each other,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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11 Mar

Last Call for Binc Higher Education Scholarship Applications

Today is the final day to apply for the scholarship program, which supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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10 Mar

Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed changes to two sections of Article IV of the association’s Bylaws.

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10 Mar
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Petition Process Underway for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the upcoming election.

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10 Mar

Linda-Marie Barrett Named SIBA Executive Director

The Search Committee and Board of Directors of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the selection of Linda-Marie Barrett as SIBA’s incoming executive director beginning June 16.

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09 Mar
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ABA Cancels Appearance at Spring Bookseller Forums

As the forums are held in conjunction with regional bookseller association events, booksellers are encouraged to check with their regional association to learn the status of their local event.

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04 Mar
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The American Booksellers Association Addresses Coronavirus Concerns

Here, ABA shares updates about upcoming industry events and provides a number of resources for booksellers who are looking to prepare their businesses for the potential effects of coronavirus.

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