President/CEO Letters

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10 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Allison Hill

“Right now we have a tremendous opportunity to reframe the conversation we’ve been having within our industry and to rethink every aspect of our business,” writes Hill in her inaugural letter to members.

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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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26 Nov

A Fond Farewell From Former ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher reflects on his 30-plus years at ABA, the many colleagues and booksellers he has worked with over the years, and his thoughts about the future of bookselling.

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30 Oct

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

Here, Fiocco reflects on the fall regional trade shows and looks ahead to the changes in ABA leadership, including the arrival of incoming CEO Allison Hill.

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04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher talks about the many opportunities for networking and education at the fall regional trade shows, plus important dates to make note of for Winter Institute.

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10 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

In her inaugural letter to member booksellers, ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco looks at the future of indie bookselling and urges participation in the ABACUS survey, among other ABA programs.

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19 Jun

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on the recent Annual Meeting at BookExpo and the many initiatives underway at the association.

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14 May

A Letter From Outgoing ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In his final letter to American Booksellers Association members as ABA Board President, Robert Sindelar shares reflections on his past six years on the board, the past two as president.

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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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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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09 Jan

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on the bustling holiday shopping season at indie bookstores and looks ahead to the upcoming Winter Institute.

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12 Dec

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a holiday message to booksellers, Sindelar reflects on his favorite books of the year and writes about some of the authors he’s looking forward to meeting at Winter Institute next month.

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07 Nov

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to gear up for the holiday sales season as well as the sixth annual celebration of Indies First on Small Business Saturday.

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10 Oct

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on the Delight of Participation

Here, Sindelar highlights several opportunities for booksellers to take advantage of — and participate in — their membership with the American Booksellers Association.

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04 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, Teicher encourages booksellers to mark their calendars for the opening of Winter Institute registration, the upcoming fall regional trade shows, and ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance seminars.

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