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05 Sep
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ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to mark their calendars for the opening of Winter Institute registration, the upcoming fall regional trade shows, and ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance seminars.

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04 Sep

September 7 Deadline for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Orders

Booksellers can visit Edelweiss to get a sneak preview of this year’s full-color, 20-page consumer circular of the best children’s books as suggested by indie booksellers.

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28 Aug

Introducing Emily Behnke, ABA’s New Junior Writer/Researcher for Bookselling This Week

“As an active supporter of independent bookstores and other small businesses in my own life, I love being part of an organization that supports that effort,” said Behnke.

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28 Aug

Learn About Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns at the Fall Regional Shows

At each of the fall regional trade shows, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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23 Aug
22 Aug

Two Weeks Left to Order the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

ABA member stores still have time to order this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to arrive in stores in early October.

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22 Aug
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Last Call to Sign Up for ABA’s Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

Booksellers can still sign up to participate in the American Booksellers Association’s August 23 webinar on using NPD BookScan data to increase sales.

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22 Aug

BookWeb to Go Offline for Software Upgrade

On Tuesday, August 28, BookWeb.org will be offline from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. EDT for a planned system update.

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20 Aug

Sign Up Now: Indie Bookstores to Give Back on Small Business Saturday

Booksellers must sign up by September 10 to receive a free box of special Indies First/Small Business Saturday editions of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to distribute to children in an underserved community.

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20 Aug
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Face Out: ABA Board Member Angela Maria Spring on Her Life Among Books

Angela Maria Spring, owner Duende District Books in Washington, D.C., talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

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20 Aug

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on the upcoming Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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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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14 Aug
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Registration Continues for ABA Webinar on NPD BookScan for Booksellers

Booksellers can sign up on BookWeb.org to take part in ABA’s August 23 webinar, to be led by David Walter, executive director of NPD Books at The NPD Group.

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14 Aug

Face Out: ABA Board Member Kelly Estep on Her Life Among Books

Kelly Estep, soon-to-be co-owner of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, talks about her early experiences working in a bookstore, her goals as an ABA Board member, what she’s reading now, and more.

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