09 Sep

Top 10 Things to Know About: Ordering Calendars and Nonreturnables

Booksellers recommend planning ahead, ordering early, seeking out lower minimums, being rigorous about markdowns, and more this holiday season.

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24 Jan

Booksellers Sample Board Games at Winter Institute

“Our shelves seem a little bare and we wanted to find some new and exciting things,” said Lauren Ritta of Indigo Bridge Books.

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14 Jan

Visit the Board Game Playroom at Winter Institute

Booksellers will have the chance to sample a variety of board games with colleagues or game reps, review discounts, and place orders in the Board Game Playroom.

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11 Jun
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines

“We like to keep it relevant. We don’t ever want someone to walk in and say, ‘Is this a gift store or a bookstore?’” said Nicole Sullivan of BookBar.

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04 Jun

Reminder: June 6 Marketing Meetup “Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines”

In this Marketing Meetup, participating booksellers will hear about best practices and general advice for marketing non-book items to customers, as well as some popular items and other less-popular ones.

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30 May

Sign Up for June 6 Marketing Meetup: “Best Practices for Marketing Sidelines”

In this marketing meetup, participating booksellers will hear about best practices and general advice for marketing non-book items to customers, as well as some popular items and other less-popular ones.

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17 May

2020 Vision USA Offers Discounts for ABA Booksellers

The eyeglasses wholesale company also donates a portion of its profits on behalf of ABA member bookstores to support freedom of speech through the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

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20 Feb

Wi14 Education: “Bringing Play and Revenue Into the Store: Board Games are Back!”

Booksellers who have brought board games into their bookstores to sell discussed how they did it in this session moderated by the director of the Game Manufacturers Association.

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05 Feb
From left: Oren Teicher, Betsy Burton, Gayle Shanks, Michael Tucker, Becky Anderson, and Mitch Kaplan

Wi14: ABA Past Presidents on Their Early Years in Bookselling

“The five former presidents here represent a long line of former booksellers who have served as ABA President, and we’re delighted that of the five who are here, they represent those who are still in the business,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher.

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04 Feb
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BookExpo to Feature UnBound, a Collection of Bookish Goods

UnBound will present a collection of relevant products across 25 categories, from journals, calendars, and greeting cards to desk accessories, toys, games, art materials, and artisanal/handmade items.

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16 Oct
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Board Games Offer Boost in Sales for Indie Bookstores

Here, booksellers discuss the benefits of selling board games. Booksellers who are registered for Winter Institute 2019 who can offer their experiences for an education panel on the topic should let ABA know now.

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17 Jul

Greeting Card Association Seeks Bookseller Feedback

The Greeting Card Association, a member organization comprised of greeting card publishers, has created a survey to gain insight from independent booksellers about potential partnerships.

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05 Oct

In Age of Amazon, Indie Toy Stores, Like Indie Bookstores, Hold Their Own

Indie toy stores, like indie bookstores, have succeeded by leveraging several strengths: the experience they provide for customers, the types of products they sell, and the local connections they create.

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19 Sep

Tubby & Coo’s Doubles Down on Board Game Trend

Tubby & Coo’s owner Candice Huber has introduced a host of board game-related programs in conjunction with the New Orleans store’s third anniversary.

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07 Jun

BTW News Briefs

PRH acquires Out of Print; HarperCollins, Harlequin make leadership changes; C-SPAN coverage of Hillary Clinton at BookExpo now online; Audie Award winners, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award winner announced

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