Membership

24 Feb

Join ABA’s Coffee Breaks in March

All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues; in March, a special session will be held for small stores.

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24 Feb
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ABA Membership Year Ends; Renew Your Dues Now

The membership year for all members is February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022. The renewal process only takes a minute. 

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22 Feb
First Aid Kit

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Through May 15

If booksellers missed the 2021 Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act coverage, there are still options in 2021 as things have changed under the Biden Administration.

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15 Feb

ABA Announces New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Members

Nine booksellers have been selected to join the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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15 Feb

New Coffee Breaks Announced for March

The month of March is filled with bookseller Coffee Breaks, including a special one for small stores. All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues.

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09 Feb
First Aid Kit

Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens February 15

If booksellers missed the 2021 Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act coverage, there are still options in 2021 as things have changed under the Biden Administration.

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08 Feb

Coffee Breaks Continue This Month

Five more Coffee Breaks are on the schedule for the month of February. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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08 Feb
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Renew Your ABA Dues Now

Membership with ABA ended on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure they continue to receive member benefits. 

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08 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for 2021 Board Election

ABA has announced five director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the board’s selection for president and vice president. Booksellers can petition to be added to the ballot.

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03 Feb
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ABA Board to Hold Dedicated Coffee Breaks to Hear from Booksellers

Coffee Breaks on February 10, March 10, and April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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02 Feb

Coffee Breaks Scheduled Throughout February

Seven more Coffee Breaks will take place this month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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26 Jan

ABA Announces 2021 Board Candidates

ABA has announced five 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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26 Jan
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ABA Board Announces New Ends Policies

Following the American Booksellers Association Board of Directors’ meeting this month, new association ends policies have been posted on BookWeb.

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26 Jan
Save the date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Annual Meeting & Town Hall

Save the Date: ABA Virtual Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 27

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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26 Jan

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

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

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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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