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7321 Design Vintage Journals

Kids First Promotion for ABA Members

In honor of our sponsorship of Children's Institute, Baker & Taylor is announcing Kids First, a promotion for ABA member bookstores. Kids First offers a 45% discount on ALL children's and young adult trade books for two weeks following Ci5.

From Saturday, April 8, through Friday, April 21, 2017, ABA member bookstores will save on all hardcovers, paperbacks, board books, and titles published by university presses and small presses-frontlist and backlist-that are coded to juvenile and young adult BISACs. The only exclusions are not-yet-published titles and short-discount titles. In addition to all children's and young adult trade books, all gift items including plush receive a 45% discount.

Stores can place their orders as usual; no promo code is required, there's no minimum order to qualify, and no limit to the number of times a store can receive the discount during the two-week offer. It's a perfect way to stock up for last-minute Easter sales as well as prep for the beginning of summer reading season.

Not Yet an ABA Member?
To coincide with Baker & Taylor's promotion, ABA has a special offer for bookstores that have not been ABA members for at least two years: Stores that enter the promo code BTSPRING when they join the association will receive three months of their first year of ABA membership for free, gaining all of the benefits of membership plus participation in the Kids First promotion. Join now.

Need a Baker & Taylor Account?
Begin by completing our New Account and Credit Application. Have questions? Contact your sales rep for help.

7321 Design Vintage Journals

Discover Sidelines

We are so pleased to introduce our Discover Sidelines program, through which we will bring you original book-centric gift items that will appeal to your customers. Here are three lines that you should know about.

tokidoki — We are pleased to announce a new featured line of sidelines called tokidoki that have an eye-popping aesthetic that's loaded with cute. From pencil pouches to desk supplies and tote bags, this line offers a way to bring fun to everyday organization. The line (with the exception of a handful of coloring book items) receive our standard 45% everyday sidelines discounts.
» View the Brochure (PDF) | View the Order Form (PDF)

Onyx+Green — These notebooks, pens, and pencils are made from mostly natural and recycled materials, giving your stationery assortment an environmentally friendly option. The paper in the notebooks are made from crushed stone or sugar cane and must be touched to be believed. The pen and pencil casings are made from bamboo.
» View the Brochure (PDF) | View the Price List (Excel)

7321 Designs Vintage Journals — Available in four styles that are inspired by literary classics and the magic of travel, the journals come in five sizes, 120 pages each of blank, lined, or grid pages. Wrapped in covers made from a pleasing piqué-textured paper, the softcover journals have beautiful stitched bindings in contrasting thread colors. With suggested list prices of $5-$15, they offer you and your customers an undeniable value.
» View the Brochure and Price List (PDF)

How to Order — You may order the items yourself via TS 360 or your POS system or contact your sales rep, who will be happy to place your order for you.

Of course, we offer many, many more sidelines than just these three lines. We invite you to browse our most comprehensive assortment of sidelines on TS 360.


UP Close: University Presses

Our new Fall 2016 UP Close catalog presents regional titles available from university presses and independent presses—many available at our standard trade book discount. Because the catalog is divided into five regions (East, South, West, Mountains & Plains, Heartland), it's easy for you to make selections that offer your customers books showing what your state and region have to offer include cooking, history, sports, hometown heroes, and travel destinations.

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We almost always have ongoing promotions that offer your store extra discounts on books and sidelines.

We're offering savings on titles that relate to the exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items, plus save on poetry and titles on the May Indie Next list.

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Fast Facts

We’ve got our eyes and ears open, watching for bestseller momentum and listening for hints of upcoming publicity on books that are important to your store.

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Merchandising Programs

Indie Next
Sign up to participate in the ABA's Indie Next program through us and you'll receive an extra discount on orders of the upcoming month's title selections, plus a 6-month supply of Indie Next stickers for your store. We'll email you the title lists and accompanying shelf talkers as an added service. Contact your sales rep to sign up.

Books with Attitude
We are pleased to offer an auto-ship program designed to add a little color to your store's assortment. Every eight weeks you'll receive a new selection of titles containing humor, pop culture, politics, and more that offer a fresh perspective on our world. Learn more and sign up.

NPR: Discover Songs
We have partnered with NPR to offer you a branded merchandising program for music. Every six weeks you'll receive six unique music titles selected by experts at Baker & Taylor and NPR that inspire discovery. View the brochure for complete details.