BTW Articles

04 Jun

Booksellers Urged to Participate in ABACUS Survey

ABA main store members received an e-mail from the National Association of College Stores’ OnCampus Research on Tuesday, June 2, with instructions for participating in ABACUS-14 and links to the secure, online ABACUS submission form.

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15 May

Spring Booksellers Forums Conclude: Education Presentation Available Online

The PowerPoint presentation from the ABA spring Booksellers Forum education session “Exploring New Markets” is available to booksellers on The forums, which began March 11 in Omaha, Nebraska, concluded on April 29 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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19 Feb

A Report on the February 2015 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on February 6 – 7, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina, just prior to the 10th Winter Institute, and worked on a range of business.

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25 Nov

Maureen Corrigan, Stewart O’Nan, Erik Larson in Featured Talk on F. Scott Fitzgerald at Winter Institute

Winter Institute attendees are invited to join authors Maureen Corrigan, Stewart O’Nan, and Erik Larson for a featured talk on F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the 20th century’s greatest novelists, who spent the summers of 1936 and 1937 at the Grove Park Inn.

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24 Nov

Read Russia Launches Russian Literature Week

DIY materials from Read Russia are available to help stores promote the inaugural celebration of Russian Literature Week, from December 1 – 5.

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12 Nov

Indies First — Add Your Store Activities to Map Today

ABA bookstore members received an important e-mail update about Indies First on Small Business Saturday from ABA Vice President/Secretary Betsy Burton on Tuesday, November 11.

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12 Nov

Shopping Local for the Holidays: AIB’s Infographic Has the Facts to Know

An AIB infographic presenting key facts about shopping locally this holiday season is a powerful resource for talking to both the media and store customers.

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30 Oct

A Report on the ABA Board’s October 2014 Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met from October 19 to October 21 in Santa Rosa, California, and covered a range of business.

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31 Jul

A Report on the ABA Board’s July Meeting

The ABA Board of Directors worked on a range of issues during its summer meeting, held this month at the association’s headquarters in White Plains, New York.

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19 Jun

A Conversation With Kobo President Michael Tamblyn

Kobo’s president and chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn, talks about Kobo’s engagement with the U.S. market, the role e-books can play in independent bookstores, customer preferences regarding e-reading devices, and more.

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