Membership

16 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors

Nominees that meet the minimum requirements will receive a form to fill out with more information and will be asked to provide two recommendation letters. Booksellers can nominate themselves or someone else.

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16 Sep

ABA Board of Directors Announces Newly Appointed Booksellers

After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.

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09 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

This regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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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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02 Sep

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2021; self-nominations are also welcome.

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25 Aug
Nominations Begin September 2 for Board Directors

ABA Board of Directors Nomination Process Begins September 2

Nominating takes only a few minutes, and booksellers are welcome to self-nominate.

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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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24 Aug
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for a Virtual Coffee Break on Buying Monthly

The ABA Coffee Break on Tuesday, September 1, will offer booksellers a chance to hear from a range of speakers as they discuss buying monthly versus seasonally.

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19 Aug
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How the ABA Board of Directors Election Works

To help booksellers understand the full scope of the election process, ABA has launched the “Board of Directors Elections” page on BookWeb.org. 

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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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10 Aug
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

This regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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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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04 Aug

Nominations Closed for Black Booksellers to Join ABA Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee now begins its task of reviewing the nominees. In September, the committee will announce the two booksellers who have been appointed to the board.

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29 Jul

Last Call to Nominate Black Booksellers to Join ABA Board of Directors

Members have until Tuesday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET to nominate Black booksellers to be appointed to the Board; self-nominations are also welcome.

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