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Lightning Talk - Launching a Reading Access Nonprofit with Claudia Vega (Whose Books)

Lightning Talk - Launching a Reading Access Nonprofit with Claudia Vega (Whose Books) (June 6, 2024)
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  • Partnerships & Community Relationships
  • Advocacy & Civic Engagement
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  • Children's Bookselling
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Novel Models

 
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On June 6, 2024, Claudia Vega (Whose Books) discussed Launching a Reading Access Nonprofit.
Lightning Talk - Launching a Reading Access Nonprofit with Claudia Vega (Whose Books) (June 6, 2024)
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  • Partnerships & Community Relationships
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  • Children's Bookselling
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Novel Models

 
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On June 6, 2024, Claudia Vega (Whose Books) discussed Launching a Reading Access Nonprofit.

Lightning Talk - Filling out ABACUS with Kira Wizner (Merritt Bookstore)

Lightning Talk - Filling out ABACUS with Kira Wizner (Merritt Bookstore) (June 6, 2024)
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  • Financial Management
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  • ABACUS
 
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On June 6, 2024, Kira Wizner (Merritt Bookstore) discussed Filling out ABACUS.
 
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ABACUS Survey Step-by-Step Workshop

ABACUS Survey Step-by-Step Workshop (June 5, 2024)
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  • Financial Management
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  • ABACUS

Join ABA CFO PK Sindwani, a former bookstore owner, and our accounting staff for our session designed to jumpstart your ABACUS submission. In this session, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions to fill out your ABACUS survey, tips on how to find your information to complete the survey, and ways to find time to report.

 

Attend a forthcoming workshop with PK for one-on-one assistance with filling out the 2023 ABACUS Survey the submission deadline of July 21, 2024.

 

(Web)Pages of Protection: Cybersecurity and Cyber Insurance For Bookstores

(Web)Pages of Protection: Cybersecurity and Cyber Insurance For Bookstores (May 30, 2024)
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CoverHound is thrilled to present a special four-part webinar series for ABA members, Insuring Success: Business Insurance for Bookstores.
 
On Thursday, May 30, 2024, CoverHound presented part two of this series, (Web)Pages of Protection: Cybersecurity and Cyber Insurance For Bookstores. In this webinar, we dive into the vast realm of cybersecurity. Learn practical and easy-to-implement cybersecurity tips and best practices that fortify a bookstore against online threats. Gain insight into the essential Cyber Insurance coverages necessary to protect bookstores and online retailers against digital threats such as data breaches, hacks, and cyberattacks. Explore real-life scenarios where Cyber Insurance can be indispensable, safeguarding businesses from financial losses and reputational damage. Cap off the session with an interactive Q&A, where you can address concerns and gain clarity on implementing your own cybersecurity measures.
 
CoverHound is proud to partner with the ABA in managing the Bookseller Insurance Program, which has been supporting the unique insurance needs of bookstores since 1997. More information can be found at https://www.coverhound.com/booksellers.
 
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Emergency Drag Story Time Security Webinar: Best Practices, Case Studies, and Challenges

Emergency Drag Story Time Security Webinar: Best Practices, Case Studies, and Challenges (May 9, 2024)
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  • Events & Marketing
  • Advocacy & Civic Engagement
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  • ABFE
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Events

In recent weeks, booksellers around the country have been targeted by bomb threats and other threads of violence because they host drag story time events. Some have been targeted before, and some are being targeted for the first time. This webinar offers a chance to hear from booksellers who have dealt with threats in the recent past (and have before), experts from the Drag Story Hour team, and a crisis management expert. 

Emergency Drag Story Time Security Webinar: Best Practices, Case Studies, and Challenges (May 9, 2024)
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  • Events & Marketing
  • Advocacy & Civic Engagement
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  • ABFE
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Events

In recent weeks, booksellers around the country have been targeted by bomb threats and other threads of violence because they host drag story time events. Some have been targeted before, and some are being targeted for the first time. This webinar offers a chance to hear from booksellers who have dealt with threats in the recent past (and have before), experts from the Drag Story Hour team, and a crisis management expert. 

Lightning Talk - Building Awareness & Visibility for the Children's Section with Lily Taliaferro (Eagle Harbor Book Company)

Lightning Talk - Building Awareness & Visibility for the Children's Section with Lily Taliaferro (Eagle Harbor Book Company) (May 9, 2024)
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Topic:
  • Culture of Bookselling
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  • Children's Bookselling

 

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On May 9, 2024, Lily Taliaferro of Eagle Harbor Book Company (Bainbridge Island, WA) discussed building awareness & visibility for the children's section in your bookstore. 

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Lightning Talk - Book Fest Planning and Logistics with Preet Singh (Eagle Eye Book Shop)

Lightning Talk - Book Fest Planning and Logistics with Preet Singh (Eagle Eye Book Shop) (May 9, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting short talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On May 9, 2024, Preet Singh (Eagle Eye Book Shop) discussed book fest planning and logistics.

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Lightning Talk - Book Fest Planning and Logistics with Preet Singh (Eagle Eye Book Shop) (May 9, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting short talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On May 9, 2024, Preet Singh (Eagle Eye Book Shop) discussed book fest planning and logistics.

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Lightning Talk - Book Donation Campaigns with Sophie Nogar (Second Star to the Right Books)

Lightning Talk - Book Donation Campaigns with Sophie Nogar (Second Star to the Right Books) (May 9, 2024)
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  • Children's Bookselling
  • Diversity & Inclusion

 

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On May 9, 2024, Sophie Nogar of Second Star to the Right Books (Denver, CO) discussed book donation campaigns to increase access to LGBTQIA2S+ books. 

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Lightning Talk - Book Donation Campaigns with Sophie Nogar (Second Star to the Right Books) (May 9, 2024)
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  • Children's Bookselling
  • Diversity & Inclusion

 

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On May 9, 2024, Sophie Nogar of Second Star to the Right Books (Denver, CO) discussed book donation campaigns to increase access to LGBTQIA2S+ books. 

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New Member Series: Store Ownership 101

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 (May 7, 2024)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Opening a Bookstore
This session provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. New and new-ish members are welcome. 
 
This installment features: 
Kelly Nusz, owner of Foxing Bookstore (KY)
Nina Sanchez, owner of 51st Ward Books (IL)
Sherrele Goloversic, owner of The Book Reader's Venue (TX)
Suzanna Hermans, owner of Oblong Books (NY)
New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 (May 7, 2024)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
This session provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. New and new-ish members are welcome. 
 
This installment features: 
Kelly Nusz, owner of Foxing Bookstore (KY)
Nina Sanchez, owner of 51st Ward Books (IL)
Sherrele Goloversic, owner of The Book Reader's Venue (TX)
Suzanna Hermans, owner of Oblong Books (NY)

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits (April 30, 2024)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

The first part of this series will offer a tutorial on navigating Bookweb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members. The presentation will look at the member dashboard, education resources, networking & community, business affinity partnerships, marketing, advocacy, and much more. The end of the session will offer booksellers an open forum during which they can ask questions and talk with ABA staff.

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits (April 30, 2024)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

The first part of this series will offer a tutorial on navigating Bookweb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members. The presentation will look at the member dashboard, education resources, networking & community, business affinity partnerships, marketing, advocacy, and much more. The end of the session will offer booksellers an open forum during which they can ask questions and talk with ABA staff.

Lightning Talk - Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment with Robin Stern (Books Inc)

Lightning Talk - Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment with Robin Stern (Books Inc) (April 11, 2024)
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  • Customer Service & Store Experience
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  • Diversity & Inclusion
 
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On April 11, 2024, Robin Stern (Books Inc.) discussed Creating a Sensory-Friendly Store Environment to improve Autistic inclusion in your store.
 
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Lightning Talk - Using Slack for Staff Communication with Liz Whitelam (Whitelam Books)

Lightning Talk - Using Slack for Staff Communication with Liz Whitelam (Whitelam Books) (April 11, 2024)
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  • Operations & Personnel Management
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On April 11, 2024, Liz Whitelam (Whitelam Books) discussed Using Slack for Staff Communication.
 
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Lightning Talk - Balancing Scheduling & Employee Morale with Amani Jackson (The Ivy Bookshop)

Lightning Talk - Balancing Scheduling & Employee Morale with Amani Jackson (The Ivy Bookshop) (April 11, 2024)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On April 11, 2024, Amani Jackson (The Ivy Bookshop) discussed Balancing Scheduling and Employee Morale.
 
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Safeguarding Your Shelves: Business Insurance Basics for Book Retailers

Safeguarding Your Shelves: Business Insurance Basics for Book Retailers (March 28, 2024)
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CoverHound is thrilled to present a special four-part webinar series for ABA members, Insuring Success: Business Insurance for Bookstores.
 
On March 28 at 3:00 pm ET, CoverHound presented part one of this series, Safeguarding Your Shelves: Business Insurance Basics for Book Retailers. In this webinar, tailored to book retailers and bookstore owners, CoverHound guides bookstore owners through the essential aspects of commercial insurance. Learn about the coverage options necessary to safeguard your book business against unforeseen risks, including property damage, liability claims, and business interruption.
 
CoverHound is proud to partner with the ABA in managing the Bookseller Insurance Program, which has been supporting the unique insurance needs of bookstores since 1997. More information can be found at https://www.bookweb.org/coverhound-business-insurance-details.
 
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