Selling Books Online: eCommerce Solutions for Independent Bookstores

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We are now contacting stores from the waiting list and accepting contracts for new IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites. Booksellers can get on the waitlist here.

  • Monday - Friday, 8am to 6pm ET: emails and calls are returned during regular business hours
  • Monday - Friday, 6pm to 9pm ET: emails and calls are monitored and returned as needed after hours
  • Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: emails and calls are monitored for urgent and emergency requests.

      Contact us at or call us at (914) 406-7500 (option 2) or 800-637-0037 (option 2)
      If you have an urgent or emergency issue, please email and use the word "URGENT" in the subject line. 


ABA’s state-of-the-art e-commerce platform enables ABA members to create unique, content-rich, easy-to-operate, and fully transactional and customizable e-commerce websites. The IndieCommerce database consists of more than 10 million in-print titles and more than four million ebooks and audiobooks. The entire system is supported by ABA's experienced development and customer support team.

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For more information about IndieCommerce please visit the Help Desk or email the IndieCommerce staff.


IndieLite is a lower-cost, low maintenance e-commerce option based on the IndieCommerce platform. It is designed for stores looking for a website with minimal maintenance that is simple to use. It's also a great option for stores that are selling online for the first time. This service offers booksellers the essential tools they need to create a web presence for their store. 

For more information about IndieLite please visit the Help Desk or email the IndieCommerce staff.


Feature Comparison Chart

Specifically designed for independent booksellers, IndieCommerce is a full featured e-commerce solution with powerful online marketing tools. IndieLite offers the minimal e-commerce essentials for a low-cost web presence that is simple to maintain. To discover which product is best for your store please review our Features Chart through the link below or email the IndieCommerce staff.

Compare IndieCommerce and IndieLite Features


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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