Diversity & Inclusion

23 Sep

Join the October 1 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The Coffee Break meeting spaces for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners offer a virtual space to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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22 Sep
Group of people reading with hearts around them

PRH Launches “The Conversation” to Sustain Antiracist Engagement, Collaboration, and Action

Penguin Random House has announced the launch of a new website to support families, educators, communities, organizations, and readers who are working to combat racism and end racial inequities in our daily lives.

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15 Sep

IndieCommerce Launches “Preferred Name” Feature for Customers

Enabling this field ensures that booksellers are addressing customers as they wish to be addressed. 

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02 Sep

Sign Up for the September 3 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

Booksellers and store owners interested in attending should email ABA for the Zoom information; this session has a session-specific password, so be sure to email for details.

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25 Aug

Diversity Decoder’s Linda Dunbar to Lead BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The September 3 event provides a space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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19 Aug

BIPOC Booksellers Invited to Join a Dedicated Coffee Break on September 3

This session will be facilitated by Chief Executive and Founder of Diversity Decoder Linda Dunbar, a PR and corporate communications consultant and executive with global Fortune 500 experience.

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04 Aug
Duende & The Word BIPOC Bookseller Award

BIPOC Bookseller Award Winners Announced

The winners are Serena Morales, a bookseller at Books Are Magic; Rosaura “Chawa” Magaña, co-owner of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore; and Hannah Oliver Depp, founder of Loyalty Bookstores.

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04 Aug

BIPOC Booksellers Invited to Join a Dedicated Coffee Break on August 6

The August 6 virtual forum, a non-hosted event without an ABA facilitator or staff person, is intended to offer a meeting space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers.

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23 Jul
Black voices printed book catalog

Black Voices Promotional Print Catalog Available to Indie Booksellers

Matchbook Marketing and Franklin Web Printing are producing an eight-page print newsletter promoting Black authors across all genres that is available to booksellers for $29.50 for 250 copies.

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23 Jul

ABA Continues BIPOC Coffee Break Series on August 6

The August 6 virtual forum, a non-hosted event without an ABA facilitator or staff person, is intended to offer a meeting space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers.

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22 Jul
Illustration of children playing with a parachute from You Matter by Christian Robinson

ABC Group Unveils 2020 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

An image from the picture book You Matter, written and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is featured on the cover of the 2020 catalog.

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15 Jul
Duende & The Word BIPOC Bookseller Award

Nominations Close July 17 for BIPOC Bookseller Award

All BIPOC who work in U.S. independent bookstores in any capacity are eligible to be nominated for the three categories: activism, innovation, and leadership.

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15 Jul
Carolyn Reidy

Simon & Schuster Announces Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship program will grant awards to students based on financial need and academic merit, and is specifically intended for candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry.

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08 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

“We are addressing our lack of diversity and representation on the board and have approved two bylaws changes to address this immediately,” writes Fiocco.

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08 Jul

Can’t Make it to the Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Ci8? Let ABA Know

Many booksellers are waitlisted for this workshop; registered booksellers who cannot attend should let ABA know by the end of the day on July 9 so waiting booksellers can take their place.

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