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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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08 Apr

ABA Board Election Underway

The deadline for return of the ballots is Thursday, April 30. Election results will be announced in Bookselling This Week. The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates.

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08 Apr

Let ABA Know Your Store’s Status

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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01 Apr

Share Your Store’s Status With ABA

Booksellers are asked to fill out a form to indicate whether their store is open or closed and what services the store is still offering.

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01 Apr

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

“Independent bookstores are more important than ever, our communities need us now (even if only through social media), and they will really need us as we begin to emerge from isolation and fear,” writes Fiocco.

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01 Apr

ABA Board Election Begins Today

All main store members of ABA were sent an email with a link to the ballot for the 2020 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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11 Mar

Introducing Courtney Karecki, ABA’s New IndieCommerce Specialist

“I’m really looking forward to being able to meet members and get to know the store owners a little better,” said Karecki.

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10 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Allison Hill

“Right now we have a tremendous opportunity to reframe the conversation we’ve been having within our industry and to rethink every aspect of our business,” writes Hill in her inaugural letter to members.

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10 Mar

Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed changes to two sections of Article IV of the association’s Bylaws.

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10 Mar

Petition Process Underway 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 upcoming election.

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04 Mar

The American Booksellers Association Addresses Coronavirus Concerns

Here, ABA shares updates about upcoming industry events and provides a number of resources for booksellers who are looking to prepare their businesses for the potential effects of coronavirus.

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04 Mar

Voting Underway for Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed changes to two sections of Article IV of the association’s Bylaws.

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03 Mar

ABA Dues Renewal: Stores to Be Moved to Inactive Status on March 13

Booksellers who have not renewed their dues are asked to submit their renewal as soon as possible.

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25 Feb

Voting on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes Begins

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met earlier this year to discuss proposed changes to two sections of Article IV of the association’s Bylaws.

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19 Feb

ABA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Who Gets to Write a Story

“We urge booksellers and readers to instead reframe that question as: How do you write someone else’s story? And how are we, as an industry, elevating writers of color?” writes the committee.

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