BTW Articles

06 Feb

February Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to More Than Half a Million Customers

On Thursday, February 7, the February Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to more than 521,000 customers at over 130 ABA member stores.

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06 Feb

Share Your Winter Institute Feedback Now

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 14 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey, which arrived in inboxes on Wednesday, February 6, and sign into the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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23 Feb
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ABA’s Spring Forums to Begin in March

In addition to the open forum discussions on topics of concern to booksellers, ABA’s Spring Forums, which kick off March 16, will present the education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability.”

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06 Feb

ABA Announces 2019 Board Candidates

ABA has announced four director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the Board’s selection for president and vice president, who must be ratified by membership.

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29 Jan

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 15

Booksellers who attended Winter Institute 14 are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Winter Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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30 Jan

Amy’s Bookcase Wins Custom Illustration From Bob Eckstein

During Winter Institute, lucky bookstore Amy’s Bookcase in Farmington, New Mexico, won the opportunity to have New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein create a custom illustration of the store.

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29 Jan

A Look at 15 Years of Winter Institute Locations

From Long Beach in 2006 to Baltimore in 2020, here’s a map highlighting all of the locations that have hosted (or will soon host) indie booksellers for this annual event.

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28 Jan
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Signup Underway to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl, founded by Glory Edim, provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

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28 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A new section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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28 Jan

Sign Up to Become a Children’s Book Week Event Host

More than 150 indie stores have already registered to serve as event hosts for the April 29–May 5 celebration.

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