The American Booksellers Association is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and will provide event updates and resources for booksellers here on an ongoing basis.
ABA is in ongoing conversation with publishers, wholesalers, and vendors lobbying for support for members, but we strongly encourage booksellers to contact their reps with individual requests. Publishers are asked to contact ABA CEO Allison Hill to share details about support they can offer; additionally, booksellers are invited to contact Hill with requests for the type of support that would be most helpful and ABA will relay that to publishers.
Publisher and Vendor Closures
Businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations can adopt specific practices to help prevent the spread of this virus: