Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting Set for May 30

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The American Booksellers Association will hold its 2013 Membership Meeting from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, in Room 1E12/13 of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, in conjunction with BookExpo America. All ABA members are encouraged to attend the meeting. The agenda includes the formal announcement of this year’s election results for new officers and Board directors, reports from the president and the CEO on the past year’s activities, a membership and financial update, and the opportunity for members to bring old and/or new business to the Board’s attention.

The Annual Meeting will be preceded by the Town Hall, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., also in Room 1E12/13. The Town Hall provides booksellers with the opportunity to express opinions and share ideas with the Board and staff in a less formal setting than the Membership Meeting.

To provide an opportunity for as many members as possible to speak during the Town Hall, a sign-up sheet will be prominently displayed starting Wednesday morning, May 29, in the ABA Indie Bookseller Lounge, in Booth MR2902 on the trade show floor. Booksellers will be called upon to speak at the Town Hall in the order in which they sign up.

All ABA main store members are reminded to cast their ballots for the 2013 Board of Directors elections by April 30. The election results will be announced at the beginning of May, and the newly elected Board members will be welcomed at ABA’s Membership Meeting. Booksellers with questions about the director elections should contact ABA President Becky Anderson or CEO Oren Teicher.

Details about all ABA programming at BEA can be found here.