BIPOC Affinity Group Bi-Annual Forum and Affinity Group Meeting

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 9:00 PM EDT

BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners are invited to join a call to share ideas for future sessions; needs for ABA services, programming, and general support; and questions with ABA CEO Allison Hill, ABA COO Joy Dallangera-Sanger, and ABA Director of Membership Ryan Quinn.

The ABA team will attend from 7:30pm EST to 8:00pm EST, and the BIPOC Meetup will then continue as a typical Affinity Group meeting until 9:00pm EST.

Based on feedback from the Fall 2023 Affinity Groups survey, meetings may be attended by and facilitated by DEIA Member Relations Manager, Mariana Calderón, though facilitation by volunteer bookseller will be prioritized, pending availability of volunteers. 

Booksellers interested in attending should visit their Member Dashboard and join through the Email Subscriptions tab. Meeting details are emailed the morning of each meeting; if you are joining for the first time, please be sure to join the email list at least twenty-four hours beforehand. Don't have a login? Request one here.

BIPOC allies and booksellers who do not identify as BIPOC should not plan to attend. We appreciate your help maintaining the BIPOC meet-up as a closed space for BIPOC booksellers and BIPOC bookstore owners only.

For events requiring registration, registration links are visible to logged-in, ABA bookseller members only.
Click here to log in.

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.


PRESS INQUIRIES: [email protected]

INDIECOMMERCE: [email protected]

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: [email protected]



Copyright 2024 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement