For more than a century the American Bookseller Association (ABA) has helped independent bookstores connect authors and readers, promote the open exchange of ideas, enrich the cultural life of communities, and build economically vibrant neighborhoods.
ABA exists to help member bookstores grow and succeed, and we work to do that in a way that is committed to anti white supremacy, antiracism, representation, and equity. We believe that listening to many different perspectives and empowering underrepresented voices deepens our understanding and enriches everyone’s experience. We are committed to equity, dignity, and diversity for all Peoples.
As we come together for events, ABA acknowledges that those of us here in the United States reside on traditional lands of indigenous people past and present. In gratitude, ahead of each event, ABA makes a donation to the American Indian College Fund to honor the indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial and to express our appreciation.