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15 Sep

ABA at Three Regional Shows Next Week

ABA staff members are looking forward to seeing booksellers at the New Atlantic, Mountains & Plains, and Southern independent booksellers association trade shows next week.

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19 Oct

IndieCommerce Upgrade Completed

On Sunday, October 17, ABA IndieCommerce completed its long-planned switch from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 and successfully launched several major upgrades that significantly improve the customer experience.

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22 Nov

Wi6 Scholarship Winners Announced

Thirty-one booksellers have been awarded publisher-sponsored scholarships to the ABA’s Sixth Annual Winter Institute, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group.

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12 Jan

Get Ready! A Winter Institute Preview

Here’s one last look at what’s in store for booksellers and visitors from as far away as New Zealand and Norway at next week’s Winter Institute.

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19 May

2010 Day of Education Handouts Available

ABA has made session materials for next Tuesday's Day of Education accessible to all member booksellers via download from

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19 May

11 Days Until Gift Card Program Transition

The transition of the ABA Gift Card Program from a national program to an in-store program, which began in September 2009, will become final on June 1.

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09 Jun

Bookstores Receive Constant Contact Rebate Checks

At the end of May, rebate checks were mailed to ABA member bookstores that participated in the Constant Contact affinity program between April 30, 2009, and April 30, 2010.

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09 Jun

LIBRIS Offers Identity Theft Coverage to ABA Policyholders

 LIBRIS, the ABA insurance program, now provides member bookstore owners and their spouses with valuable Identity Fraud Expense protection from Travelers Insurance.

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16 Jun

Resources Help Kick-Start Independents Week Celebrations

Bookstores looking to join this year's Independents Week celebrations (July 1-7) have access to an abundance of freely available resources from the American Independent Business Alliance and ABA's Bookseller DIY.

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