Advocacy & Local First

Counterspeak: A Free Speech Century

A Model Statement on Author Appearances at Bookstores


Preparing for Controversial Author Events


Independent Bookstore Day

Urban Planning and the Math of Smart Growth


Indies First and Small Business Saturday Checklist


Decl. of Independents

Indie Week Events

Indie Week Bingo

Shop Local Ad (CA)

Shop Local Ad (AR)

IndieBound Overview

Open Letter (CT)

Starting Shop Local

Shop Local Ad (NM)

Shop Local Ad (IL)

Shop Local Ad (NC)

Lobbying Congress

Free Speech Training

Meet w/Public Officials

"What You Do" Poster

Work With Library

ABFFE Info Pack

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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