Diversity & Inclusion

14 Apr
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

Last Day to Sign Up to Attend Thursday’s De-escalation Workshop

On Thursday, April 15, Center for Anti-Violence Education Program Manager Rej Joo will lead a workshop on a range of de-escalation techniques as well as safety considerations during such unpredictable moments. 

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07 Apr
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

Sign Up for Education Sessions From the Center for Anti-Violence Education

All booksellers are invited to sign up for the De-escalation Workshop on April 15 and Microaggressions in the Workplace session on April 22.

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31 Mar
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

ABA to Present Two Sessions From the Center for Anti-Violence Education

The April 15 event will look at de-escalation techniques, while the April 22 program will unpack microaggressions. All booksellers are invited to sign up for these sessions now.

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23 Mar
Some of Loyalty Bookstore's favorite books by AAPI authors.

Bookstores Show Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

“We mourn those lost, and share in the outrage about the under-reporting of anti-Asian hate crimes, which continue to rise,” wrote Changing Hands Bookstore in an Instagram post. 

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17 Mar
International Women's Day asset from 44th and Third Bookseller

Booksellers Celebrate Women’s History Month

Bookstores from coast to coast took to social media to share some of their favorite books by women. 

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17 Mar
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Wi16 Education Recap: Creating a Work Environment That Embraces Access, Equity, and Justice

Speakers Amber Cabral, Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth discussed how to dismantle white supremacy in the workplace.

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10 Mar

Wi16 Education Recap: Neurodiversity at Work

This session featured a panel of neurodiverse individuals and advocates who provided context for individuals seeking to learn more about neurodiversity and the challenges and concerns neurodiverse employees and customers may face in the store.

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09 Mar

Talk With Colleagues During ABA’s Coffee Breaks

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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01 Mar

ABA’s Coffee Breaks Continue in March

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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24 Feb

Join ABA’s Coffee Breaks in March

All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues; in March, a special session will be held for small stores.

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17 Feb
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Sign Up Now For #MarginsBookstores Month

#MarginsBookstores Month is a celebration of BIPOC, LGBTQA+, disabled, and neurodiverse-owned/managed bookstores; the deadline to sign up for the program is February 27.

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16 Feb

Download Handouts for Winter Institute Education Sessions

Handouts for education sessions being held at Winter Institute are available now in the online program.

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15 Feb

ABA Announces New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Members

Nine booksellers have been selected to join the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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15 Feb

New Coffee Breaks Announced for March

The month of March is filled with bookseller Coffee Breaks, including a special one for small stores. All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues.

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10 Feb
Liberty Bay Books promotion for Amanda Gorman

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Booksellers are taking to social media to celebrate diverse voices during Black History Month.

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