After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.
Here, ABA CEO Allison Hill offers a new round of information on challenges booksellers may face heading into the 4th quarter as well as actions they can take to prepare for an uncertain holiday season.
All ABA member booksellers are invited to participate in an upcoming Technology Meetup, where bookseller panelists will share details about their shipping software and platforms as well as helpful tips.
Nominees that meet the minimum requirements will receive a form to fill out with more information and will be asked to provide two recommendation letters. Booksellers can nominate themselves or someone else.
“Even though we call ourselves the National Book Festival…it’s actually international because anyone can come in and listen to the programming now,” said Library of Congress Literary Director Marie Arana.
Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt appeared in conversation with Book Industry Study Group Executive Director Brian O’Leary to discuss the future of B&N and bookselling in general during the BISG virtual annual meeting.
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.