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26 Jan

ABA Announces 2022 Board Candidates

A ballot for the 2022 board elections will be sent to ABA members via email the week of March 11.https://www.bookweb.org/aba-bylaws-0

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15 Dec
ABA's gift picks

What Books are the ABA Team Gifting This Year?

This year, Bookselling This Week surveyed the staff of the American Booksellers Association to find out what books and non-book items they are giving as gifts this holiday season. 

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14 Dec
Bestsellers List

The Year-End 2021 Bestseller List

Here is the Year-End 2021 Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide from January 1, 2021, to December 1, 2021.

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01 Dec

Q&A On ABA and Free Expression 

Here, the ABA Board answers some questions regarding recent revisions to ABA's Ends Policies. 

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03 Nov
Allison Hill, ABA CEO

A Letter from ABA CEO Allison Hill

"When we all look up again it will be January 2022. May your holiday season be profitable. May your holidays be bright. And may we all start the new year with renewed energy and hope for the future," said Hill.

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06 Oct

Proposed Bylaws Changes (October 2021)

At its recent meeting on September 24, the ABA Board approved changes to the association's bylaws, to be presented to the membership for approval.

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06 Oct

Changes to ABA Ends Policies

ABA has updated its Ends Policies as of September 2021.

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06 Oct
ABA President Bradley Graham

Message from the ABA Board President

This message includes further detail on recent key actions and deliberationsby the ABA Board.

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24 Aug
Sydney Jarrard

ABA’s Content Director Moving on to New Adventures

“As my grandfather says, ‘You only go around once,’” said Sydney Jarrard. “After winning a writing fellowship in 2017 and now having a reading coming up in September, it’s time to go all in. 

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17 Aug
ABA's Dan Cullen

ABA's Dan Cullen to Retire in December

ABA is unhappy to announce that the day has finally come. After 35 years at ABA, Senior Strategy Officer Dan Cullen is retiring at the end of the year.

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09 Jul
ABA's Marketing Manager, Courtney Wallace

Introducing ABA’s New Marketing Manager

“We’re so thrilled to have Courtney join ABA,” said ABA CEO Allison Hill. "Her background in marketing, her education in design and media studies, and her experience in social media made her the perfect person to help support ABA’s marketing efforts."

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17 Jun

American Booksellers Association’s National “Boxed Out” Campaign Returns as Antitrust Legal Action Heats Up in Time for Amazon’s Prime Day

Amazon is marketing its Prime Day event as two days of “epic deals,” but ABA’s #BoxedOut campaign is returning to talk about what’s at stake.

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04 Jun
ABA Town Hall

2021 ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall

The Annual Meeting opened with reports from outgoing ABA President Jamie Fiocco; outgoing ABA Vice President and Secretary/incoming ABA President Bradley Graham; and ABA CEO Allison Hill.

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03 Jun

A Report on the May 2021 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 12–13, 2021, via Zoom, to address a number of issues.

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30 Apr
ABA announces Board of Directors

ABA Announces 2021 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of the balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect five directors, a president, and a vice president to serve on the ABA Board are now official.


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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.

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