President/CEO Letters

11 Sep

A Letter to Members From ABA President Steve Bercu

In his bimonthly letter, ABA President Steve Bercu discusses recent industry happenings, invites booksellers to take advantage of the association’s programming on the Affordable Care Act at the regional shows, and more.

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11 Jul

ABA President Steve Bercu’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

Newly elected ABA President Steve Bercu asks members to share their thoughts about any of the myriad issues affecting their businesses, encourages participation in the ABACUS-12 survey, and gives a shout-out to Stephen King and Hard Case Crime.

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06 Jun

ABA’s CEO Reflects on Last Week’s BEA

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher shares the renewed sense of optimism about indie bookselling that was evident at last week’s trade show, looks at some of the important changes of the past year, and reminds booksellers about several new programs and initiatives.


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16 May

A Letter to Members From ABA’s CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher offers congratulations to booksellers for their years of hard work that led to the recent passage of the Main Street Fairness Act in the Senate, but he notes, with opposition to the bill ratcheting up in the House, more action is required.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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