ABA Management Book Club

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ABA Management Book Club

Join other bookstore managers and owners to discuss selected management books, share best practices in staff management, solicit advice on staff development, and grow their skills as leaders in their stores. The Management Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 3pm ET.

While much of the focus for bookstore managers has been on financial and inventory management, a manager’s ability to lead their staff is arguably the most critical role they play in their stores. And yet, many managers have come to their positions without any formal training in personnel development and leadership skills. On the third Wednesday of each month, ABA Director of Education Kim Hooyboer will lead discussions on that month’s book selection.

Registration for the Management Book Club is only required once. Those who register will have access to upcoming sessions through the rest of 2023.


2023 Management Book Club Selections:


January 18 at 3pm ET - The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism by Hubert Joly (9781647820381)
February 15 at 3pm ET - I Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave by Clint Pulver (9781989603376)
March 15 at 3pm ET - The Antiracist Business Book: An Equity Centered Approach to Work, Wealth, and Leadership by Trudi Lebron (9781955905015)
April 19 at 3pm ET - Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (9780804137409)
May 17 at 3pm ET - HBR's 10 Must Reads For New Managers by the Harvard Business Review (9781633693029)
June 21 at 3pm ET - The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams by Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy, & Anne Chow (9781982144326)
July 19 at 3pm ET - Reverse Mentoring: Removing Barriers and Building Belonging in the Workplace by Patrice Gordon (9780306829611)
August 16 at 3pm ET - Dare to Un-Lead: The Art of Relational Leadership in a Fragmented World by Celine Schillinger (9781773271828)
September 20 at 3pm ET - For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do, and Who We Want to Be by Marcus Collins (9781541700963)
October 18 at 3pm ET - The Power of Potential: How a Nontraditional Workforce Can Lead You to Run Your Business Better by Tom D'Eri (9781400228850)
November 15 at 3pm ET - Belonging Rules: Five Crucial Actions That Build Unity and Foster Performance by Brad Deutser (9781637744024)
No December meeting



Previous Book Club Selections:


August 2022 - The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhuo (9780735219564)
September 2022 Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back by Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson (9780593539828)
October 2022 Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott (9781250235374)
November 2022 - Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond "Diversity"--Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations by Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Lauren Wadsworth (9780807055649)

January 18th, 2023 1:00 AM to November 16th, 2023 1:00 AM
ZOOM (Virtual)
United States

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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