ABA Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The overall mission of the ABA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEIC) is:

  • To serve as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling community and ABA;
  • To participate in additional ABA task forces or meetings to provide feedback about ABA programs and services as they are being developed, as needed;
  • To review existing ABA programs and services and to make recommendations to the ABA staff and Board of Directors as to how these programs and services can be made more effective;
  • To offer suggestions to help ABA improve programs and services and to better serve diverse communities;
  • To help identify and respond to emerging threats and opportunities to antiracism, equity, representation, inclusion, and access in the industry; and
  • To bring concerns of booksellers and bookstore owners to the ABA staff and Board and assist ABA with its commitment to antiracism, inclusion, representation, access, and diversity.

Members are welcome to contact members of the DEIC directly with questions, comments, or concerns in support of antiracism, equity, inclusion, access, and representation in the book industry. Members can also fill out this form (coming soon) to bring matters to ABA’s attention anonymously.
Bookseller Committee Members
Luis Correa
Avid Bookshop
Athens, Georgia
Paula Farmer
Book Passage
San Francisco, California
Lee Francis
Red Planet Books and Comics
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Morgan Haywood-Joy
Greenlight Bookstore
Brooklyn, New York
Rosa Hernandez
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park
Derek Holland
Tattered Cover Book Store
Denver, Colorado
Sarah Hollenbeck
Women & Children First
Chicago, Illinois
Audrey Huang
Belmont Books
Belmont, Massachusetts
Candice Huber
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana
Melanie Knight
Books Inc. 
Berkeley, California
Amanda Kranias
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
Cincinnati, Ohio
Michelle Malonzo
Changing Hands
Tempe, Arizona
American Booksellers Association Staff Committee Members

Allison K. Hill
PK Sindwani
Lisa Winn
Senior Education Manager

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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