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05 Feb

Wi14 Author in Focus: Why James Baldwin Always Matters

The session at Winter Institute 14 examined why author James Baldwin’s work has, does, and will always matter and explored how to grow his audience through independent bookstores.

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16 Jan

Bookselling Without Borders Opens Applications, Adds New Destinations

The program connects U.S. booksellers to the international book community through all-expenses-paid trips to the world’s premier book fairs.

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15 Jan

Wi14 Small Business Management Seminar: Staff Management and Human Resources

Dr. Robert DelCampo will discuss the challenges of recruitment and retention as well as creating a workforce that represents multiple generations of employees.

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02 Jan

Register Now for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for sessions on developing leaders, staff management and human resources, and in-store merchandising, as well as a used bookstore forum.

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14 Nov

Sign Up for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Sessions booksellers can sign up for include “Developing Leaders in Your Store, with Alden Mills,” which will feature an overview of strategies to help owners and managers nurture promising booksellers.

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30 Oct
Lyn Roberts and Dylan Brown at Frankfurt bookstore

Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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24 Oct

Seminary Co-op’s Jeff Deutsch Reports Back From the Frankfurt Book Fair

Deutsch was one of several ABA member booksellers who attended the fair, including three who received the 2018 Bookselling Without Borders scholarship from Europa Editions.

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25 Sep

Virtual Marketing Roundtable Offers Insight Into Subscription Services

Booksellers at last week’s virtual marketing roundtable discussed how they have implemented subscription services in their stores. 

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28 Feb

Marketing Roundtable Provides New Ideas for Customer Engagement

During ABA’s most recent virtual roundtable discussion, booksellers talked about creative new ways to engage with their customers, including through text messaging.

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28 Feb
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EUREKAsiba Talks Bring TED-Style Event to SIBA Booksellers

A new event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance featured creative talks by booksellers, authors, and industry professionals on topics from social media to branding to goal-setting.

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14 Feb

Trenton, New Jersey, Seeks Independent Bookstore

The City of Trenton is offering financial incentives for an independent bookstore willing to open a location in a section of the city’s downtown area.

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14 Feb

Online Marketing: Pop-ups Garner New Newsletter Subscribers

Participants in the most recent ABA online marketing roundtable shared tactics for boosting e-mail newsletter subscribers through effective use of pop-up forms.

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14 Feb

Indie Booksellers in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Booksellers took to social media in recent days to share photos of their windows, in-store displays, and reading recommendations for Valentine’s Day.

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07 Feb
The Black History Month display at the Vermont Book Shop.

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Throughout February, booksellers are hosting authors, creating displays, and sharing reading recommendations on social media while also reflecting on their role in providing access to diverse voices.

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31 Jan

Wi13: ABA’s Oren Teicher Talks Books With Pamela Paul

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul shared with ABA CEO Oren Teicher her optimism for the book business, her favorite bookstores on the road, and more.

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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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