The Business Case for Reporting to ABACUS

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Lakeshore C

ABACUS is a yearly members-only survey that gathers key information on financial operations and provides benchmarking goals and insight. If you have never participated in the ABACUS survey, you are missing out on a unique opportunity to improve your store’s finances. This session, led by booksellers whose stores have profited from ABACUS participation, will take the mystery out of gathering the information you need to submit your data, explain how to read your ABACUS report, and present actionable steps you can take to improve your business finances.

  • Bruce DeLaney, Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID)
  • Melissa DeMotte, The Well-Read Moose (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
  • Andy Perham, Books Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
  • Dan Cullen, ABA (Moderator)

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.




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