Robert Sindelar
    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    “Booksellers often ask me about what the board is working on and what the job of the board is,” writes Sindelar. “Nothing explains this better than our work each summer.”

    Winter Institute 14 logo
    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Registration for Winter Institute 14, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, will open on Monday, September 17, but to help booksellers plan their travel, the schedule will go live a week prior.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Aug 6, 2018
    Carla Gray Scholarship for Emerging Bookstore-Activists
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 5.3 percent in June 2018 compared to June 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of August 6, the year-to-date sales among ABA member stores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, are up approximately 5 percent over 2017.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    PW will announce the five “Top Honorees” in its September 3 issue, and a “Superstar” winner will be announced on September 12.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    The Great American Read announces top 40 titles so far; CBC creates activity kit; Bala Kids to debut in spring 2019; V.S. Naipaul dies; Cheryl A. Young leaving MacDowell Colony; Todd McGarity promoted at Hachette; Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists, American Book Awards winners, and Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature winners announced

    Banned Books Week logo
    By Maria Peroni on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    The Banned Books Week Coalition has created new resources to help booksellers promote this year’s annual celebration of the freedom to read, to be held September 23–29.

    NPD logo
    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Booksellers can sign up on to take part in ABA’s August 23 webinar, to be led by David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Bookstores that have developed programming focused on amplifying women’s and minority voices are invited to reach out to ABA Education Manager Lisa Winn to possibly collaborate on future ABA education.

    By Emily Behnke on Monday, Aug 13, 2018

    Panelists from three publishing houses discussed brainstorming ideas for cover art, creating line looks across multiple books in a series, trends in cover creation, and more.

    By Emily Behnke on Monday, Aug 13, 2018

    The online roundtables, held every other Thursday, offer booksellers a chance to discuss marketing topics with fellow booksellers, from affiliate marketing to social media to customer engagement.

    Posted on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

    PartnerShip, an ABA business service affinity partner, has some tips for bookstores on choosing the correct size for packages.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
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    Fall Kids' Indie Next List logo
    Posted on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

    Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Fall 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

    By Emily Behnke on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    “In her follow-up of sorts to Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run,” said Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

    Booksellers are invited to submit their title nominations for the top adult and children’s gift books of 2018 across several categories.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

    Jackson Brown at Eagle Eye Books
    By Sydney Jarrard on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

    Indie bookstores are home to an array of cute and cuddly animals that roam the aisles and snooze in the stacks.

    Posted on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    Bronx River Books to open in New York; Run for Cover coming to San Diego; McNally Jackson heading to LaGuardia Airport; Bookie’s to grow; Johns Creek Books, House of Books and Games open; Learned Owl celebrates 50 years; Books & Books screens film; Byrd’s Books relocating; Local news highlights indie stores.

    Title: Around Indies