Panelists including Scott Turow, Doug Preston, Susan Cheever, Franklin Foer, and others discussed Amazon’s power in the book market and whether the government should investigate its practices during an event last week sponsored by New America.
ABA’s CEO reflects on booksellers’ busy holiday season and the continuing vitality of indie bookstores, as well as the association’s ongoing efforts online and at educational events, such as the upcoming Winter Institute, to provide actionable information to help members operate more profitably.
Jonathon Welch, the co-owner of Talking Leaves...Books, talks about his early reading experiences, building the bookstore into a community and cultural center, what he’d like to see ABA achieve, and more.
ABA Board member Matthew Norcross of McLean & Eakin Booksellers talks about his early experiences with books and reading, his beginnings as a bookseller, important changes in the book industry, and more.
Left Bank’s Jarek Steele talks about the struggle to pay employees a living wage and the need to stay competitive, the effects a $15 minimum wage would have on his business, how he presents his concerns to community leaders, and more.
In a recent interview with BTW, ABA President Betsy Burton encouraged booksellers to make plans to vote on a proposed amendment to the ABA’s bylaws that would raise the number of members on the association’s Board of Directors from 10 to 11.
With voting set to open next month on a proposed amendment to ABA’s bylaws, ABA President Betsy Burton discusses why the Board supports raising the number of members on the association’s Board of Directors from 10 to 11.
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.