President/CEO Letters

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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15 Aug

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

“Booksellers often ask me about what the board is working on and what the job of the board is,” writes Sindelar. “Nothing explains this better than our work each summer.”

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11 Jul

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to reverse a long-standing precedent and rule that all retailers — both bricks-and-mortar and online — must collect sales tax for online orders.

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21 Jun
Robert Sindelar

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on BookExpo: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Here, Sindelar shares his thoughts on the reimagined BookExpo as well as initiatives to help indie booksellers capitalize on pre-orders and to bring the Batch invoicing system to the U.S.

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09 May

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses the numerous events and programs taking place at BookExpo later this month in New York City and looks ahead to next month’s Children’s Institute.

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17 Apr

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a letter to members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks ahead to BookExpo 2018 and a series of upcoming publisher partner meetings to discuss indie bookstore-publisher relationships.

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13 Mar

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO looks ahead to the upcoming Spring Forums, which are now in their 20th year, and to BookExpo, set for May 30 – June 1 at New York City’s Javits Center.

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06 Feb

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a letter to ABA members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks back on the highlights of Winter Institute 13 and ahead to the Spring Forums.

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09 Jan

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on the highlights of 2017, including his trip to two indie bookstores over the holidays, and looks ahead to the upcoming Winter Institute and the rest of 2018.

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08 Nov

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO talks about the upcoming holiday season and urges booksellers to take advantage of the many special offers from publishers and university presses on frontlist and backlist titles.

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17 Oct

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar

In a letter to ABA members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks back on the fall regional shows and forward to Indies First.

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06 Sep

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA’s CEO talks about Hurricane Harvey, offers reminders about Winter Institute programming and next week’s registration, and looks ahead to the upcoming fall regional trade shows and Indies First.

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15 Aug

A Letter From ABA President Robert Sindelar

In his bimonthly letter to booksellers, ABA President Robert Sindelar discusses ABA’s new backlist initiative, upcoming educational opportunities, and updates on the work of the Diversity Task Force.

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