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02 Mar

Reminder: 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 2018–19 elections.

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28 Feb

BookPeople’s Steve Bercu to Retire

Steve Bercu, a former ABA president and CEO of Austin indie BookPeople, will retire in June 2018.

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20 Feb

Larry Law Named GLIBA Executive Director

The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

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20 Feb

ABA Board Election Process Open for Petitions in Support of Additional Candidates

ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is underway.

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12 Feb

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 2018–19 elections.

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07 Feb
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ABA Announces 2018 Board Candidates

ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is now open.

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25 Jan
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Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

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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

Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

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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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08 Nov

Obituary: Sally Dedecker

Sally Dedecker, a longtime figure in the book industry, died on Monday, November 6. She was 62.

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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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30 Aug

Introducing Daniel O’Brien, ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager

Daniel O’Brien has joined the American Booksellers Association staff as the organization’s second Member Relationship Manager, serving the SIBA, SCIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, and MPIBA regions.

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29 Aug

The Politics of Curation: An Op-Ed by Rebecca Fitting

“I am in awe of our customers and their desire to understand, and I feel a responsibility toward them to make sure we’re putting the right books forward for them to find,” says Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Rebecca Fitting.

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