Membership

05 Oct
Nominate now

October 30 Deadline to Nominate to the ABA Board: Blue Willow’s Valerie Koehler Shares Her Experience

The key, said former board member Valerie Koehler, is “to remember that you are there for all the shops, not just yours.” The process is open now for booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the ABA Board of Directors.

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29 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA’s October 6 Coffee Break to Hear From a Former ABA President

To encourage booksellers to nominate themselves or a colleague for the Board of Directors, former ABA President Robert Sindelar will join the call to speak briefly about his experience on the board.

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28 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

ABA Launches Quarterly Coffee Break for New Members

During this new quarterly Coffee Break, kicking off on October 5, new and provisional bookstore members will be introduced to the many programs and resources ABA provides.

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28 Sep

Every Bookseller Invited to Nominate Themselves or a Colleague for ABA Board of Directors

Nominating takes just a few minutes via a webform that asks two questions: In what capacity have you known and/or worked with this candidate? What talents or experiences do you believe this person would bring to the ABA Board?

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23 Sep
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, September 24

This regular live forum, which offers a monthly evening session, gives booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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23 Sep

Join the October 1 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The Coffee Break meeting spaces for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners offer a virtual space to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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23 Sep
Nominate now

Nomination Process Underway 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.

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16 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Bookseller for the ABA Board of Directors

Nominees that meet the minimum requirements will receive a form to fill out with more information and will be asked to provide two recommendation letters. Booksellers can nominate themselves or someone else.

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16 Sep

ABA Board of Directors Announces Newly Appointed Booksellers

After ABA bookstore members voted to change the association bylaws, the ABA Nominating Committee put out a call for two Black booksellers to join the Board of Directors. Today, the board announces the results.

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09 Sep
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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08 Sep
Nominate Now for the ABA Board of Directors Election

Nominate Now: Who Do You Think Should Be on the ABA Board of Directors?

Nominating takes only a couple of minutes via a webform that asks just two questions about the potential candidate.

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02 Sep

Sign Up for the September 3 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

Booksellers and store owners interested in attending should email ABA for the Zoom information; this session has a session-specific password, so be sure to email for details.

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02 Sep

ABA Nominating Committee Opens Call for Board Candidates

Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2021; self-nominations are also welcome.

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25 Aug
Nominations Begin September 2 for Board Directors

ABA Board of Directors Nomination Process Begins September 2

Nominating takes only a few minutes, and booksellers are welcome to self-nominate.

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25 Aug

Diversity Decoder’s Linda Dunbar to Lead BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The September 3 event provides a space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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