Bookstore tours are always a highlight of ABA’s in-person institutes, and now you can join in on the fun from the comfort of your home (or bookstore!). These tours will offer booksellers the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain to see how other stores set up their spaces. On July 13, 2023, Rebecca Crosswhite took us on a tour of Rediscovered Books in Boise, ID.
We look forward to touring a variety of store models, from traditional to pop-up to mobile, urban to rural, and all across the country. Email email@example.com to submit a proposal for your store!
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.