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    ABFE Director Chris Finan to Leave ABA

    American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan is leaving the American Booksellers Association to become the National Coalition Against Censorship’s new executive director.

    Welcome to ABA, Island Books & Crafts!

    This installment of Bookselling This Week’s new series “Welcome to ABA!” features Island Books & Crafts in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, which joined the association earlier this year.

    ABA President Robert Sindelar’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

    In his first letter to ABA members, newly elected ABA Board President Robert Sindelar looks back on a busy week at BookExpo 2017.

    ABA Town Hall: Booksellers Discuss Diversity, Membership, and Programs for New Stores

    Preceding the Annual Meeting at BookExpo, ABA member booksellers shared their comments, questions, and concerns about a range of topics with the association’s Board.

    ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers See Growth, But Challenges Ahead

    The ABA Annual Membership Meeting, held on June 1 at BookExpo, included the formal announcement of ABA’s election results, reports from the president and CEO, and a membership and financial update.

    Communicating With Our Community: A Letter From Outgoing ABA President Betsy Burton

    In her final letter as ABA president, Betsy Burton reflects on years of constructive communication between ABA and individual publishers.

    ABA Joins Campaign Supporting Federal Funding for Libraries

    ABA has joined a campaign to urge Congress to continue federal support of America’s 120,000 public libraries. The campaign will be led by a new organization, the Corporate Committee for Library Investment.

    Welcome to ABA, Scattered Books!

    Scattered Books in Chappaqua, New York, is the first bookstore to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series, “Welcome to ABA!” which profiles new members of the association.

    Bradley Graham Appointed to ABA Board

    The ABA Board of Directors has moved to fill a vacancy on the Board that is the result of the recent election of Robert Sindelar of Third Place Books as ABA’s incoming president.

    ABA President, Vice President Encourage Members to Make the Most of BookExpo

    In a May 10 e-mail, ABA President Betsy Burton and Vice President Robert Sindelar urged members to take maximum advantage of all the opportunities provided by the association at BookExpo.

    ABA’s Diversity Task Force Seeks Input From Booksellers

    ABA’s Diversity Task Force is asking booksellers to complete a short survey on issues of diversity in their stores and in the book industry as a whole.

    Join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA for a Chance to Win

    ABA member bookstores that join the ABC Children’s Group at ABA by noon on June 2 will earn a chance to win an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack and a set of books from Disney Publishing.

    Deadlines Approach for Exclusive ABA Events at BookExpo

    Booksellers planning to participate in the Meet the Editor or Publicists Speed Dating programs at BookExpo 2017 must sign up by May 12; the deadline to register for the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch With Children’s Authors is May 15.

    ABA Announces 2017 Board of Directors Election Results

    The results of balloting by bookstore members to elect a new president, vice president/secretary, and three directors to serve on the ABA Board are now official.

    ABA Board Ballot Deadline May 2

    The deadline for ABA main store members to vote in the 2017 Board of Directors elections is this Tuesday, May 2.


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