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    Beth Ineson Named NEIBA Executive Director

    Beth Ineson has more than 25 years of experience in the book business in New England and has been a supporter of independent bookstores in all of her roles.

    Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

    Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

    GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

    Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

    Regional Bookseller Associations Revamp Holiday Catalogs

    The nine regional bookseller associations have launched new initiatives and improvements for their 2017 holiday catalogs to increase distribution and bookseller participation and provide wider online access.

    MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

    Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

    NEIBA Executive Director Steve Fischer to Retire

    Steve Fischer, who has served as the executive director for the New England Independent Booksellers Association since 2006, has announced plans to retire.

    SCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    At the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s fall trade show, October 27–28, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

    Bookseller’s Dream of Children’s Book Expo Comes to Life

    Next month, the Western New York Children’s Book Expo, started by an independent bookstore, will attract authors, illustrators, teachers, and families to a day-long celebration of reading.

    NCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    At the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Discovery show, October 19–20, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

    Booksellers Invited to ABA Programming at Heartland, MPIBA Shows

    Between October 11 and 14, ABA staff will be at the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations, and the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show.

    A Preview of ABA Offerings at NAIBA, PNBA Fall Trade Shows

    ABA members will find an array of educational opportunities and special offers at the upcoming New Atlantic and Pacific Northwest regional association trade shows.

    BTW News Briefs

    Ingram announces staff changes, promotions; Carolina Wren Press acquires John F. Blair; Edelweiss to include logo for books in WNDB app; Frankfurt Book Fair fellows announced; Conroy Legacy Award winner, Heinz Award winners, Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlists announced

    Discover ABA Member Perks at NEIBA’s Fall Conference

    ABA members will find an array of programming and special offers at the New England Independent Booksellers Association’s fall regional trade show, from September 18–20 in Providence, Rhode Island.

    Workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Heading to New Orleans, Denver

    Ilsa Govan, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech at Children’s Institute earlier this year, will present an engaging workshop for booksellers just ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows.

    Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion “A Powerful Experience” for Participants

    Booksellers can still register for the September 14 workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” which ABA President Robert Sindelar called “a powerful experience…that continues to inform my thoughts and actions.”

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