The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as executive director, effective March 1.
The board’s announcement recognized Law’s deep commitment to the organization and its mission, in addition to his love for the region as a whole. “His many skills, both technological and interpersonal, make him poised to provide our association with the tools and enthusiasm we need to move forward into the new vibrant landscape of bookselling,” the announcement noted.
Law was most recently the director of e-commerce and marketing at Anderson’s Bookshop, which has locations in Naperville, Downers Grove, and La Grange, Illinois. He joined the GLIBA Board of Directors in 2015, on which he served on the executive, education, and New York trip committees. As an artist and graphic designer, Law also redesigned the GLIBA logo to better represent the membership and geography, and he is a member of the board of ArtBar, a local arts organization committed to promoting and helping local artists reach patrons in the community and connect with other artists.
“I am privileged to have been a member of the bookselling community in the Midwest for over 15 years. It is with no hesitation that I say we have some of the best bookstores, publishers, and sales reps in the country. Now, it is my great honor to represent them,” said Law. “I am eager to help GLIBA continue to grow, and to help our bookstores and partners successfully move forward. We are a community built on relationships both within our neighborhoods and within our bookselling family. I am so excited to help these relationships thrive and to bring some new energy and perspective to our region.”
Law can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org beginning March 1.