Membership

13 Mar

Final Notice: ABA Membership Renewals Due

The membership year expired on January 31; stores have until Friday, March 15, to complete their renewal form and remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

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08 Mar

Petitions for Additional Board Candidates Due March 15

A ballot for the 2019 Board elections will be sent to ABA members via e-mail at the beginning of April; the deadline for return of the ballots will be April 30.

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08 Mar
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Spring Forum Coming Up in SIBA Region

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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06 Mar
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ABA Offers Free Trial Membership at Spring Forums

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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27 Feb

Petition Process Continues for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot.

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26 Feb

Cricket Book Shop Celebrates 50th Year as ABA Member

Cricket Book Shop, which sells new books and gifts, opened on July 30, 1969, in Ashton, Maryland. That same year, the bookstore joined the American Booksellers Association.

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20 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for Additional Board Candidates

Upon receipt of valid petitions, additional director candidates will be added to the ballot alongside the four candidates put forth by the ABA Nominating Committee and approved by the Board at its January meeting.

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12 Feb

ABA Membership Renewals Due Now

The membership year expired on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

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12 Feb
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Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the upcoming election.

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06 Feb

ABA Announces 2019 Board Candidates

ABA has announced four director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the Board’s selection for president and vice president, who must be ratified by membership.

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06 Feb
A look inside The Collective.

Welcome to ABA, The Collective!

“Part of the mission of our store,” co-owner Nicole Conley said, “is to work with community partners like The Johnnycake Food Donation Center in order to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community.”

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28 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A new section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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28 Jan

The Clock’s Ticking: Renew Your ABA Dues Now!

The current membership year expires on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to avoid a break in ABA benefits.

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02 Jan

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2019

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors share their top goals — whether big, small, serious, fun, or somewhere in between — to help inspire other booksellers to set their own resolutions.

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02 Jan

It’s Time to Renew Your ABA Dues!

The current membership year expires on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal as soon as possible to avoid a break in ABA benefits.

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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