Membership

08 May

ABA Addresses Baker & Taylor’s Withdrawal From Retail Book Distribution

On Monday, May 6, the American Booksellers Association e-mailed indie bookstore members to address the recent announcement that Baker & Taylor would be exiting the wholesale distribution of books to retailers. 

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01 May
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ABA Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect four directors to serve on the ABA Board, plus a new president and vice president, are now official.

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24 Apr
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Take Note: April 30 Deadline to Vote in ABA Board of Directors Election

The bookseller nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.

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24 Apr
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ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 30

The meeting agenda will include announcing the results of ABA’s election, reports from the Board of Directors and staff on the association’s activities over the past year, and updates on new and ongoing initiatives.

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16 Apr

Update Your Store Information on BookWeb

ABA member stores can update their general store information, e-mail recipient preferences, and buyer contact details by clicking under the “Update Store Data” heading in BookWeb.org’s “For Booksellers” menu.

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15 Apr

Action Item: Vote in ABA’s Board of Directors Election by April 30

The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president. Ballots for the 2019 elections are due April 30.

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10 Apr

Reminder: Voting Open for ABA’s Board of Directors Election

Ballots are due April 30 for the 2019 ABA Board of Directors elections. The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.

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29 Mar

ABA Board Election Now Underway

All main store members of ABA were sent an e-mail with a link to the ballot for the 2019 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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26 Mar

Attention Booksellers: Majority of ABA Membership Dues Are Tax-Deductible

Ninety-four percent of ABA membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses; the rest are not tax-deductible.

 
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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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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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