27 Sep

A Letter from ABA’s Advocacy Associate Manager, Philomena Polefrone

When I was a senior in high school, the best teacher I had ever met was fired for assigning a book of poems that one parent found inappropriate.

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27 Sep

A Q&A with Melissa Broder, Author of October Indie Next List Top Pick “Death Valley”

“A hike becomes a metaphysical journey straight into the center of grief, featuring literature’s most memorable cactus. Broder delivers us directly to the site of the wound and somehow makes us want to linger,” said Kristen Iskandrian of Thank You Books in Birmingham, Alabama.
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20 Sep

The Indie Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List, including the Manga Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 17, 2023. 

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20 Sep

The 2023 Indie Gift Guide For Genre Lovers Preview

The guide includes the following categories: Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Graphic Works, and Poetry. 

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14 Sep

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Accessible

At ABA, we’re already preparing for Winter Institute 2024, and that includes looking at our venues and programming through an accessibility lens. While we make these decisions with hundreds of people in mind, many of our accommodations are scalable and can be implemented for any size store event.

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