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    Larry Law Named GLIBA Executive Director

    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

    ABA Board Election Process Open for Petitions in Support of Additional Candidates

    ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is underway.

    Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

    Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

    ABA Announces 2018 Board Candidates

    ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is now open.

    Around Indies

    Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

    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.

    Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

    The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

    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.

    Obituary: Sally Dedecker

    Sally Dedecker, a longtime figure in the book industry, died on Monday, November 6. She was 62.

    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.

    Introducing Daniel O’Brien, ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager

    Daniel O’Brien has joined the American Booksellers Association staff as the organization’s second Member Relationship Manager, serving the SIBA, SCIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, and MPIBA regions.

    The Politics of Curation: An Op-Ed by Rebecca Fitting

    “I am in awe of our customers and their desire to understand, and I feel a responsibility toward them to make sure we’re putting the right books forward for them to find,” says Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Rebecca Fitting.

    Macmillan and Binc Award Regional Trade Show Scholarships to Nine Booksellers

    The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship, which sponsors attendance to a regional association trade show, has been awarded to nine booksellers.

    BTW News Briefs

    Acquisition talks with Quarto Group end; Louise Burke to retire from S&S; Ryan Doherty named editor of Celadon Books; PEN Center USA Literary Award finalists announced; Winners announced for NEIBA Rusty Drugan Scholarship, NAIBA Handseller of the Year, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Hugo Awards

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