Picking a new theme is a great opportunity for everyone to re-fresh their online appearance. We are encouraging all stores to review and take advantage of new "responsive" themes that are designed to display well on mobile devices. Please take a look at our themes list for responsive and mobile friendly themes.
We particularly encourage stores with customized themes to consider "off the shelf" alternatives. If one such theme is discovered to be acceptable, a store will not only avoid costs associated with upgrading their current theme, they will likely avoid costs in future upgrades.
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.