Membership

15 Aug

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

“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.”

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06 Aug

A Few Spots Remain for “Bookstore Boot Camp” Workshop Retreat

The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will host “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials,” a workshop retreat for new and prospective owners, from August 26-29 on Amelia Island in Florida.

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30 Jul

Free ABA Membership Trial Offer Available at Fall Regional Trade Shows

Until November 1, non-member booksellers will have the chance to test-drive membership in the American Booksellers Association for free by signing up at one of the 2018 fall shows or on ABA’s website.

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05 Mar

Free Print/Digital Subscription to Publishers Weekly for ABA Bookseller Members

Publishers Weekly continues to offer ABA member booksellers a free one-year subscription to print issues, special editions, and online premium content.

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20 Feb

ABA Offers Free Trial Membership at Spring Forums

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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29 Jan
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It’s ABA Dues Renewal Time!

The current membership year ends January 31, 2018, so booksellers are encouraged to submit their renewal as soon as possible to avoid a break in ABA benefits. The renewal process only takes a minute.

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08 Dec
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It’s Time to Renew Your ABA Dues!

As we approach the end of the calendar year — and before the busy season becomes too hectic — consider crossing one thing off your to-do list: renew or update your ABA membership now.

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19 Jun

Welcome to ABA, Island Books & Crafts!

This installment of Bookselling This Week’s new series “Welcome to ABA!” features Island Books & Crafts in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, which joined the association earlier this year.

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06 Jun

Bookstores Win Raffle for Elephant & Piggie Spinner, Signed Books

Scattered Books and Hearthside Books are the winners of two special prizes raffled off at BookExpo by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

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02 Jun

ABA Town Hall: Booksellers Discuss Diversity, Membership, and Programs for New Stores

Preceding the Annual Meeting at BookExpo, ABA member booksellers shared their comments, questions, and concerns about a range of topics with the association’s Board.

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09 May

Join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA for a Chance to Win

ABA member bookstores that join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA by noon on June 2 will earn a chance to win an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack and a set of books from Disney Publishing.

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04 Apr

ABA’s Red and White Boxes Explained

Each month, ABA sends Red and White Box mailings to member booksellers who have opted into the IndieBound movement, but who gets what depends on a bookstore’s level of participation.

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19 Jan

Great Rate Still Available for Hotel ABA at BookExpo 2017

Thanks to Reed Exhibitions, booksellers at ABA member stores can reserve rooms at The Row NYC Hotel — Hotel ABA for BookExpo 2017 — at a great rate, but a limited number of rooms are left.

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18 Jan

An Update on the Tax Deductibility of ABA Membership Dues

With tax season upon us, booksellers should be aware of a change regarding the tax deductibility of their membership dues. 

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15 Nov

“Stories to Share” Social Media Contest: Hashtag #BookWeb and Win

Booksellers can win $50 off their membership dues and a full day of dedicated posts on ABA’s social media pages by submitting original social content for BookWeb’s new “Stories to Share” section.

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About ABA

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.

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