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16 Jan

Beth Ineson Named NEIBA Executive Director

Beth Ineson has more than 25 years of experience in the book business in New England and has been a supporter of independent bookstores in all of her roles.

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09 Jan

Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

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08 Dec

GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

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21 Nov

Regional Bookseller Associations Revamp Holiday Catalogs

The nine regional bookseller associations have launched new initiatives and improvements for their 2017 holiday catalogs to increase distribution and bookseller participation and provide wider online access.

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13 Nov

MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

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23 Oct

NEIBA Executive Director Steve Fischer to Retire

Steve Fischer, who has served as the executive director for the New England Independent Booksellers Association since 2006, has announced plans to retire.

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23 Oct

SCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

At the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s fall trade show, October 27–28, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

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18 Oct

Bookseller’s Dream of Children’s Book Expo Comes to Life

Next month, the Western New York Children’s Book Expo, started by an independent bookstore, will attract authors, illustrators, teachers, and families to a day-long celebration of reading.

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13 Oct

NCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

At the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Discovery show, October 19–20, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

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05 Oct

Booksellers Invited to ABA Programming at Heartland, MPIBA Shows

Between October 11 and 14, ABA staff will be at the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations, and the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show.

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02 Oct

A Preview of ABA Offerings at NAIBA, PNBA Fall Trade Shows

ABA members will find an array of educational opportunities and special offers at the upcoming New Atlantic and Pacific Northwest regional association trade shows.

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20 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Ingram announces staff changes, promotions; Carolina Wren Press acquires John F. Blair; Edelweiss to include logo for books in WNDB app; Frankfurt Book Fair fellows announced; Conroy Legacy Award winner, Heinz Award winners, Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlists announced

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11 Sep

Discover ABA Member Perks at NEIBA’s Fall Conference

ABA members will find an array of programming and special offers at the New England Independent Booksellers Association’s fall regional trade show, from September 18–20 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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08 Sep

Workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Heading to New Orleans, Denver

Ilsa Govan, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech at Children’s Institute earlier this year, will present an engaging workshop for booksellers just ahead of the SIBA and MPIBA trade shows.

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30 Aug

Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion “A Powerful Experience” for Participants

Booksellers can still register for the September 14 workshop on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” which ABA President Robert Sindelar called “a powerful experience…that continues to inform my thoughts and actions.”

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