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15 Apr

Action Item: Vote in ABA’s Board of Directors Election by April 30

The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president. Ballots for the 2019 elections are due April 30.

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15 Apr

January–March 2019: ABA Members Opened/Sold

The year-to-date’s openings include a bilingual bookstore and community space, the signature bookstore for a literature nonprofit, new branches of established bookstores, and more.

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10 Apr

Registration Now Open for ABA Programming at BookExpo

ABA programming at BookExpo 2019 will feature Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, the Children’s Book Art Silent Auction, the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea, and more.

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10 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in MIBA, GLIBA Regions

Each Spring Forum event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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10 Apr

Reminder: Voting Open for ABA’s Board of Directors Election

Ballots are due April 30 for the 2019 ABA Board of Directors elections. The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.

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02 Apr

ABA/Well-Read Black Girl Display Kits on Their Way to Participating Bookstores

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and ABA have also announced their three suggested titles for WRBG book clubs to try this May: a debut, a paperback, and a YA title.

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29 Mar

ABA Board Election Now Underway

All main store members of ABA were sent an e-mail with a link to the ballot for the 2019 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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29 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in NEIBA, MPIBA Regions

Each Spring Forum event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Golden, Colorado, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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26 Mar

Attention Booksellers: Majority of ABA Membership Dues Are Tax-Deductible

Ninety-four percent of ABA membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses; the rest are not tax-deductible.

 
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26 Mar
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Spotlight on ABA History: “More Than Merchants: Seventy-Five Years of the ABA”

This chapter discusses ABA’s operations during World War I and its move to a full-time staff, among other topics.

 

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26 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on exciting events on the horizon for ABA member booksellers in the coming months, including the 2019 Spring Forums, BookExpo, and the seventh annual Children’s Institute.

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25 Mar

Sign Up for the ABC Group’s “Flashlight” e-Newsletter

All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.

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25 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in MPIBA, PNBA Regions

Each spring forum event in New Braunfels and Portland will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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19 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA Regions

Each spring forum event in Pasadena and San Francisco will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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18 Mar

ABA’s Oren Teicher to Retire at Close of Year; Selection Process for New CEO Underway

On March 18, ABA announced that Oren J. Teicher, who has been ABA’s CEO since 2009, has said that he will be retiring at the end of the year.

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