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13 Mar

Final Notice: ABA Membership Renewals Due

The membership year expired on January 31; stores have until Friday, March 15, to complete their renewal form and remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

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08 Mar

Petitions for Additional Board Candidates Due March 15

A ballot for the 2019 Board elections will be sent to ABA members via e-mail at the beginning of April; the deadline for return of the ballots will be April 30.

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08 Mar
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Spring Forum Coming Up in SIBA Region

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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06 Mar
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ABA Offers Free Trial Membership at Spring Forums

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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06 Mar

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

Here, Sindelar highlights several educational opportunities for booksellers to take advantage of in their ongoing journey of becoming a better bookseller and businessperson.

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04 Mar

ABA Meets With Agents From Association of Authors’ Representatives

The event was “part of our ongoing effort to make sure that all constituents have a better understanding of what it is to be an indie bookseller,” said ABA Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger.

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27 Feb
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ABA Announces Promotions for Sydney Jarrard and Daniel O’Brien

The American Booksellers Association has announced the promotion of key staff members on the association’s content and membership teams.

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27 Feb

Petition Process Continues for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot.

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26 Feb

Cricket Book Shop Celebrates 50th Year as ABA Member

Cricket Book Shop, which sells new books and gifts, opened on July 30, 1969, in Ashton, Maryland. That same year, the bookstore joined the American Booksellers Association.

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20 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for Additional Board Candidates

Upon receipt of valid petitions, additional director candidates will be added to the ballot alongside the four candidates put forth by the ABA Nominating Committee and approved by the Board at its January meeting.

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20 Feb
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Dozens of Indie Bookstores to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

As events are scheduled, Glory Edim, who launched Well-Read Black Girl in 2015, will promote indie bookstores on her social media platform and encourage followers to ask their local store to host a book club.

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12 Feb

ABA Membership Renewals Due Now

The membership year expired on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

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12 Feb
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Petition Process Open 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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12 Feb
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Sign Up Now to Host a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Stores that sign on to host book clubs will receive a window display kit from Random House and be featured on an interactive online map of indie bookstores hosting events.

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06 Feb

A Report on the January 2019 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on January 20–21, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just prior to the 14th Winter Institute.

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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.

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.

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