17 Dec

ABA Compiles Top 10 Education Resources Posts on

Booksellers are encouraged to visit’s Education Resources page to see videos, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and more from recent ABA education sessions and featured talks. 

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03 Dec
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Changes have been made to the page’s browsing function to make it easier for BookWeb users to find the educational content they are looking for.

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19 Nov

Indies First is Almost Here! Don’t Forget About Publishers’ Special Terms

As in previous years, ABA member booksellers have the opportunity to take advantage of special offers from more than 50 publishers for Indies First.

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31 Oct

Festive Holiday Designs Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

This year’s holiday designs, in JPG format, include the taglines including “Give the Gift of Books,” “Everyone Gets a Book This Year,” and “Season's Readings.”

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23 Oct

Remember to Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for ABA’s Bookselling This Week

Make sure your co-workers stay in the loop by signing up for BTW. In the weeks and months to come, BTW will report on holiday sales, Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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02 Oct
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Spooky Halloween Designs Now Available in BookWeb’s Marketing Assets

This year’s Halloween designs, in JPG format, include the taglines “Read Something Scary Good” and “Trick or Read.”

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10 Sep
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Background Music: Looking at the Legality of Playing Music In-Store

David Brewster of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington, recently talked to BTW about music licensing and the legality of the use of background music in retail shops like independent bookstores.

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19 Jun

Ci7 App: Use the Map

Children’s Institute attendees can check out maps of the host hotel and the city of Pittsburgh on the Ci7 app, among other helpful features.

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22 May
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Booksellers Urged to Write Lawmakers in Cities With Losing Amazon HQ2 Proposals

State lawmakers can be encouraged to use the resources they had earmarked for the online giant to support local communities and their independent businesses instead.

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01 May

A Reminder for Booksellers: Binc Can Help With a Wide Variety of Expenses

In situations where weather, illness, or an accident disrupts a bookseller’s ability to make a living, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation will help with both business and personal expenses.

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23 Apr
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ABA Debuts New Pre-Order Features

ABA has debuted the new pre-order badge, which allows IndieCommerce stores to flag titles available for pre-order, and the new “Just Added” feature, which indicates new entries on ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar.

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16 Apr

Update Your Store Information on BookWeb

ABA member stores can update their general store information, e-mail recipient preferences, and buyer contact details by clicking under the “Update Store Data” heading in’s “For Booksellers” menu.

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10 Apr
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BTW Round-up: Winter Institute 14 Education Recaps

Bookselling This Week has compiled all of its coverage of the education sessions presented at Winter Institute 14, which was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this past January.

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14 Mar

2019 Interactive Independent Bookstore Day Map Goes Live

Readers can now search an interactive map featuring more than 575 bookstores that will be selling special literary-themed merch on April 27, Independent Bookstore Day.

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06 Mar
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National Coalition Against Censorship Publishes “Defend LGBTQ Stories” Resource

The resource offers an overview of common arguments made by would-be censors and provides techniques for advocating for LGBTQ stories in local schools and communities.

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