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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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05 Feb

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

Here, Fiocco writes about the importance of communication to keep members in the loop about the work the ABA Board and staff are engaged in.

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05 Feb
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A Report on the January 2020 ABA Board Meeting

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors heard from President Jamie Fiocco on her activities on behalf of the association and from COO Joy Dallanegra-Sanger on her activities since the last full Board meeting.

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04 Feb

ABA Announces Changes to Membership Department

The Membership Department is inviting members to get reacquainted with its team members, both so they know the team a little better but also know who to reach out to with questions. 

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04 Feb
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IndieCommunication: New Gift Code Feature, Changes in Customer Support Department

The latest IndieCommunication newsletter details a new feature for gift-giving as well as an important update about the IndieCommerce team.

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29 Jan

111 ABA Member Stores Open in 2019; 25 Sold to New Owners

The new stores include a romance bookstore, a veteran-owned bookstore, a youth-based bookstore, a bookmobile, and branches of existing businesses.

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29 Jan
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ABA Board Proposes Changes to Association Bylaws

ABA member booksellers will be asked to vote on these proposed changes starting on February 29.

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27 Jan

The Clock’s Ticking: Renew Your ABA Dues Now!

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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27 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A special section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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24 Jan
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Wi15 Town Hall Addresses Bookseller Questions About Bookshop, ABACUS, Children’s Bookselling

ABA hosted a Town Hall meeting at Winter Institute on Thursday, January 23, and invited booksellers to share their comments, questions, and concerns about the association and the book industry at large with the ABA Board and staff.

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15 Jan

Pack Your Winter Institute Suitcase With Donations for the Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank is a local nonprofit organization committed to cultivating literacy in children from under-resourced neighborhoods.

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15 Jan
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ABA Staff Heads to Winter Institute

The next edition of Bookselling This Week will arrive in your inbox late on Friday, January 24, with reports and plenty of photos from Winter Institute 15 in Baltimore.

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08 Jan

ABA Dues Renewal Underway

For the upcoming membership year, the American Booksellers Association is inviting all member bookstores to renew their dues via an online form.

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08 Jan
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ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2020

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions from members of the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors.

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23 Dec

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

This installment discusses ABA’s management and merchandising operations during the 1950s and 1960s. 

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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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