Main Street/Shop Local

05 Nov

This Indies First, Sign Up to Appear on the 2019 American Express Shop Small Map

American Express Card-accepting bookstores can sign in to their AmEx merchant account to learn more about how to get listed so that consumers can browse the Shop Small Map and find their store.

Read More
09 Oct
ABA Education logo

Indie Booksellers Talk Strategies for Partnering With Fellow Local Businesses

Bookselling This Week recently spoke with three independent booksellers to learn about the different ways bookstores can make contact and establish partnerships with other area businesses.

Read More
21 Aug

The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Volume IV

Bookselling This Week once again offers a roundup of the dogs, cats, and other creatures that make indie bookstores their homes.

Read More
14 Aug

N.K. Jemisin Named 2019 Indies First Spokesperson

The author of the Broken Earth series and How Long ’til Black Future Month? will be promoting this year’s celebration of Indies First, which takes place on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

Read More
07 Aug

Booksellers Nationwide Wrap Up Eighth Annual Find Waldo Local

This July, independent booksellers nationwide celebrated another year of Find Waldo Local, the shop-local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

Read More
06 Aug
Pie chart showing desire for Amazon to be investigated for antitrust issues

Indie Business Survey: Amazon Monopoly a Key Threat

The findings indicate that small business owners don’t believe the primary problems facing their businesses are technology or consumer habit but rather an uneven playing field.

Read More
29 Jul
Local Policy Action Toolkit

Local Policy Action Spotlight: Nine Policies Your City Can Adopt to Grow Independent Businesses

The toolkit “is an invaluable resource that can help independent booksellers effectively advocate to lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level,” said ABA’s David Grogan.

Read More
17 Jul
Snail on the Wall bookstore owner packing up books with her dog

Indie Booksellers Celebrate Shopping Local Instead of Amazon’s Prime Day

On July 15 and 16, indie booksellers across the country came up with creative social media posts and in-store promotions to remind shoppers of the importance of local businesses.

Read More
26 Jun

Find Waldo Local Kicks Off July 1

Indie bookstores across the country are taking to social media in preparation for the eighth annual celebration of Find Waldo Local.

Read More
25 Jun

Voting Now Open for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

The public has until Sunday, July 21, to vote online for the winner, who will be announced in mid-October and appear on the cover of Reader’s Digest.

Read More
20 Jun

Spots Open for IngramSpark Marketing Meetup on June 20

During the video discussion, booksellers will hear from two independent bookstores that are offering printing, publishing, and author services to their local communities.

Read More
13 May

Nominations Continue for Reader’s Digest's “Nicest Places in America” Contest

This summer, Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across the country as the kindest, nicest place in the U.S.

Read More
08 May

U.S. Retailers, Entrepreneurs, and Service Providers Celebrate National Small Business Week

Retailers and entrepreneurs are taking to social media to celebrate this year’s National Small Business Week, which runs from May 5 to May 11 and celebrates small businesses’ impact on the U.S. economy and culture.

Read More
01 May

Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day a Nationwide Success

“Independent Bookstore Day has become a really important day on the annual bookstore calendar, and it’s clear from the reports we’ve heard that it continues to grow,” said American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher.

Read More
01 May

ABA Partners With Reader’s Digest to Promote 2019 “Nicest Places in America” Contest

Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance this summer to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across America as the kindest, nicest place in the country.

Read More


About ABA

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.


PRESS INQUIRIES: [email protected]

INDIECOMMERCE: [email protected]

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: [email protected]



Copyright 2024 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement