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    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.

    Register Now for Exclusive ABA Programming at BookExpo

    Programming for American Booksellers Association members attending BookExpo 2017 includes the Celebration of Bookselling lunch, an opportunity to Meet the Editor, and Publicists Speed Dating.

    ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo to Feature Galley Room, Author Autographings, Service Providers & More

    The ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo will be the place for booksellers to go for refreshments, one-on-one IndieCommerce consultations, exclusive author signings and galleys, and more.

    ABA Satisfaction Survey Seeks to Find Out What Members Think

    As planning begins in earnest for the summer and fall months, ABA is asking all bookstore members to reflect on their ABA experiences and complete the 2017 Member Satisfaction Survey.

    Registration Opens for Celebration of Bookselling, Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating at BookExpo

    Booksellers can now register for the American Booksellers Association’s programming exclusively for members who will be attending BookExpo 2017 next month in New York City.

    Hope Springs Eternal in Booksellers’ Hearts Thanks to the 3 Bs: A Letter From ABA President Betsy Burton

    Betsy Burton discuss the 3 Bs — Business-to-Business (B2B), Backlist, and BATCH — issues that can be a win-win for booksellers and publishers alike.

    Survey Seeks to Determine ABA Members’ Online Marketing, E-commerce Needs

    All ABA bookstore members are being asked to fill out a brief survey about their online marketing and e-commerce needs. Aggregate results will be shared with members of ABA’s Digital Task Force.

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