Membership

13 Nov

Want to be Featured in BookWeb’s Bookstore Showcase?

A new section of ABA’s homepage profiles stores that are active on Instagram. Booksellers can submit their store for consideration by sending in three photos and a short description of their store.

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07 Nov

Red and White Box Mailings to Become One “Monthly Box”

Starting in 2019, booksellers will receive one monthly mailing from ABA that combines the contents of the Red and White Boxes.

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30 Oct

Last Call for ABA Board of Directors Nominations

Booksellers have until the end of the day today to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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30 Oct
A look inside Book Culture in New York City

Recent Virtual Marketing Roundtable Focuses on Membership Programs

During the discussion, three bookseller panelists shared details about the membership programs their stores offer and the benefits customers receive when they sign up.

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24 Oct

Deadline Extended for ABA Board of Directors Nominations

Booksellers now have until Wednesday, October 31, to nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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17 Oct

Bookseller Nominations Wanted for ABA Board of Directors Election

“If you know a smart, engaged, passionate bookseller, please, by all means, nominate them. But if you are that bookseller, don’t wait for an invitation. Nominate yourself,” said ABA President Robert Sindelar.

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10 Oct

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on the Delight of Participation

Here, Sindelar highlights several opportunities for booksellers to take advantage of — and participate in — their membership with the American Booksellers Association.

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10 Oct

Two Weeks Left to Nominate a Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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03 Oct

Nomination Process Underway for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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01 Oct

Another Chance to Request ABA Governance Survey

In case you missed it, the American Booksellers Association’s Governance Review Committee is seeking booksellers who are interested in participating in a governance survey.

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20 Sep

Nominate Now for 2019 ABA Board of Directors Election

ABA’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, is seeking qualified candidates to stand for election to ABA’s Board of Directors in 2019.

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19 Sep
Liz Roberts and Daniel O'Brien of the Membership Relations Department

ABA Membership Department Offers Plentiful Resources for Prospective Bookstore Owners

In the past year, 83 potential store owners from more than 20 states have signed up as provisional members with ABA, a popular membership option for people looking to open a bookstore.

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18 Sep

ABA Governance Review Committee Seeks Bookseller Input

As part of the association’s periodic assessment process, ABA’s Governance Review Committee is inviting booksellers to participate in a survey.

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14 Sep

ABA Board Nomination Process Underway

A nominee for the Board of Directors must be a current owner or employee of an ABA member independent bookstore and have at least three years of recent experience as owner or employee.

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10 Sep

Want to Serve on ABA’s Board of Directors? Here’s Your Chance!

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019; self-nominations are also welcome.

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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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