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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

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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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

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

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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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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