Face Out: ABA Board Member Kelly Estep on Her Life Among Books

    Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

    ABA President Robert Sindelar’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

    In his first letter to ABA members, newly elected ABA Board President Robert Sindelar looks back on a busy week at BookExpo 2017.

    Porter Square’s David Sandberg on the Turin International Book Fair

    Porter Square Books owner David Sandberg, the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by Europa Editions and Other Press, writes about his experiences at the Turin International Book Fair.

    Communicating With Our Community: A Letter From Outgoing ABA President Betsy Burton

    In her final letter as ABA president, Betsy Burton reflects on years of constructive communication between ABA and individual publishers.

    ABA President, Vice President Encourage Members to Make the Most of BookExpo

    In a May 10 e-mail, ABA President Betsy Burton and Vice President Robert Sindelar urged members to take maximum advantage of all the opportunities provided by the association at BookExpo.

    Macmillan CEO John Sargent on the Importance of Defending Free Speech

    In his remarks at the April 25th PEN Literary Gala, PEN Publisher Honoree John Sargent spoke about the importance of defending free speech.

    Voting Deadline for Indies Choice Book Awards Extended & an Author’s Note to ABA Members

    ABA has extended the voting deadline for the Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards and has shared a letter from author Jacqueline Davies about a Picture Book Hall of Fame nominee.

    Hope Springs Eternal in Booksellers’ Hearts Thanks to the 3 Bs: A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

    Betsy Burton discuss the 3 Bs — Business-to-Business (B2B), Backlist, and BATCH — issues that can be a win-win for booksellers and publishers alike.

    My Bookstore: Jo Ann Beard on Oblong Books & Music

    In this excerpt from the new trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Jo Ann Beard pays tribute to Oblong Books & Music.

    My Bookstore: John Hart on Rainy Day Books

    In this excerpt from the updated trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, bestselling author John Hart pays tribute to Rainy Day Books and store owner Vivien Jennings.

    My Bookstore: Pearl Cleage on Charis Books & More

    In this excerpt from the trade paperback of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Pearl Cleage pays tribute to her hometown bookstore, Charis Books & More.

    A Letter About BookExpo From ReedPop’s Lance Fensterman

    ReedPop Senior Global Vice President Lance Fensterman shares some of the ways BookExpo 2017 has been refocused to make it more relevant, more useful, and easier for booksellers to attend.

    My Bookstore: Full Circle Bookstore by Carolyn Hart

    In this excerpt from the upcoming trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Carolyn Hart pays tribute to Full Circle Bookstore.

    Forever a Binc-ista

    Denise Chávez, the owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, explains how a Book Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship to Winter Institute 12 changed her life.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    ABA’s CEO invites booksellers to attend an upcoming Spring Forum and explains that, in addition to the traditional open forum discussion, each will feature an education session that is a significant departure from past programming.

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