Membership

23 Nov
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ABA Membership Votes to Pass Bylaws Changes

ABA member booksellers have voted to pass five bylaws changes as put forth by the Board of Directors. 

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23 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Late-Night Virtual Coffee Break Added for December

Five Coffee Breaks will be held in December, including a late-night session and a BIPOC-only session. The final Coffee Break of the year will take place on December 15.

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17 Nov
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ABA Partners With Human Resources Service Provider Pinnacle HR

ABA bookstore members will receive a discounted hourly rate of $90 per hour for most HR services. There is no monthly rate and no startup fee. 

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17 Nov
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Vote Now on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

Stores have until Friday, November 20, to vote on five items proposed by the Board of Directors.

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16 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Mark Your Calendar for December’s Virtual Coffee Breaks

A late-night Coffee Break for November was also added for this Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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11 Nov
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ABA Member Stores Invited to Vote on Proposed Association Bylaws Changes

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors has proposed five items for member stores to vote on; one vote per store will be accepted, and votes are due November 20.

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09 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

These virtual events, open to all ABA member booksellers, offer an opportunity to talk about any bookselling-related topics.

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03 Nov

Sign Up for the November 5 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The next ABA Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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28 Oct

Join the November 5 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The next ABA Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m.

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28 Oct
Nominate now

Last Call for Nominations for ABA Board of Directors Election

All ABA member booksellers are encouraged to nominate themselves or a fellow bookseller to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors. The deadline is October 30.

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22 Oct

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

During the November 3 Coffee Break, ABA Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton will walk booksellers through a brief lesson on meditation and relaxation.

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20 Oct
Nominate now

Former ABA President Ann Christophersen on Serving on the ABA Board of Directors

“Serving on the ABA board was an altogether wonderful opportunity and experience,” said Christophersen. “It was extremely gratifying to try to solve the important issues facing independent bookstores.”

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13 Oct
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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13 Oct
Nominate now

Former ABA President Robert Sindelar on Joining the ABA Board of Directors

“One thing that stopped me from trying to join the board earlier was I was kind of waiting to be invited,” said Sindelar. “That’s the wrong approach. If it’s right for you, you should nominate yourself.”

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13 Oct
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ABA to Hold BIPOC Bookseller Forum With CEO Allison Hill

This is an opportunity for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to talk with ABA CEO Allison Hill about any topics they wish.

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About ABA

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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