Idea Exchange – Online Forums for Networking and Answers

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The Idea Exchange on ABA’s Web site,, provides forums for booksellers to exchange ideas with colleagues and to express opinions to, and ask questions of, ABA staff and Board members. This area is only accessible to ABA bookstore members who have registered a login name and password. To register for the online forums and for access to all restricted areas of, booksellers may simply click here for an online registration form. This form is also accessible by clicking on the "Register for BookWeb" icon at the bottom of the left navigation bar on the BookWeb homepage. Booksellers will be asked to provide a login name, password, and their ABA ID number.

There are currently four forums: The "Booksellers General Forum" can be used by ABA bookstore members to network with their bookseller colleagues. To address questions to ABA staff or Board of Directors, the "Ask ABA" forum is the right place. For stores currently participating in or for those who would like to learn about it, ABA has established "Ask" This forum provides booksellers an opportunity to find out how other booksellers are using the e-commerce site and to address questions to customer service staff. The "Inventory Control Systems" forum provides an opportunity to learn and share thoughts about available systems.

Forum users must agree to abide by the "ABA Web site Statement, Policies, and Forum Agreement" posted on the site. These policies prohibit the posting of any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, anti-competitive, or illegal statements, information, or materials. To view the complete document, click here .