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05 Oct

Nominations Sought for ABA Board of Directors

The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

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05 Oct

Final Chance to Participate in ABACUS

The deadline for American Booksellers Association member bookstores to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11.

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04 Oct

ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Arrive This Month

The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will be arriving in stores later this month, and booksellers have the opportunity to supplement their supplies with extra stock.

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04 Oct

ABACUS Deadline Extended: Still Time to Participate

American Booksellers Association member bookstores now have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11, to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey.

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28 Sep

October 11 Workshop to Address “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

Just prior to the MPIBA trade show in Denver, the American Booksellers Association will present an all-day workshop on how implicit racial stereotypes can create barriers to genuine relationships.

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28 Sep

October 31 Deadline for ABA Board Nominations

Nominations of qualified candidates for the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors should be submitted to the Nominating Committee no later than October 31.

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27 Sep

Last Call: ABACUS Survey Responses Due September 27

Booksellers have until the end of today to submit their store’s 2016 financial data; participating stores will receive a detailed individual store performance report that analyzes their financial results.

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25 Sep

ABA Board Nomination Deadline October 31

Nominations of qualified candidates for the ABA Board of Directors must be submitted to the Nominating Committee via a form on BookWeb.org no later than midnight EDT on October 31.

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22 Sep

September 30 Deadline to Nominate Titles to the Holiday Indie Next List

The new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books, including cookbooks, visual travel, photography, and art.

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22 Sep

October 1 Deadline for James Patterson Holiday Bonus Program Nominations

Store owners, managers, fellow booksellers, publishing professionals, authors, and bookstore shoppers can nominate any current independent bookstore employee of an ABA member store for a holiday bonus.

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22 Sep

ABA to Offer “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop Ahead of MPIBA

On October 11, just prior to the MPIBA trade show, the American Booksellers Association will present an all-day workshop on how implicit racial stereotypes can create barriers to genuine relationships.

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20 Sep

Reminder: Candidates Sought for 2018 ABA Board Elections

ABA members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections; self-nominations are acceptable.

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19 Sep

Booksellers Praise “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop

Booksellers still have time to register for the October 11 presentation of ABA’s fall workshop, which bookseller participants have called “valuable, informative, and powerful.”

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19 Sep

Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline September 27

Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: submit your store’s 2016 data by the September 27 deadline.

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15 Sep

Booksellers: Nominate Now for the Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide

ABA is launching a new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature bookseller-recommended adult and children’s gift books. Booksellers are encouraged to submit their favorite titles now.

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