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    Keep ABA in the Loop About Bookstore Staff Changes

    ABA is asking booksellers to share details about their buyers and other staff to ensure that the correct person at each member bookstore is being notified about exclusive publisher offers.

    A Letter From ABA President Robert Sindelar

    In his bimonthly letter to booksellers, ABA President Robert Sindelar discusses ABA’s new backlist initiative, upcoming educational opportunities, and updates on the work of the Diversity Task Force.

    A Report on the July 2017 ABA Board Meeting

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on July 10–13, 2017, in Bothell, Washington, to work on a range of issues.

    Maximizing Backlist the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

    At this fall’s regional trade shows, ABA will present an education session on maximizing backlist titles, which will be led by an ABA staff member plus an ABA Board member.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Bradley Graham on His Life Among Books

    Politics and Prose co-owner Bradley Graham, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

    Free BTW Classifieds Available to ABA Member Stores

    All ABA bookstore members in good standing are entitled to four free two-week Classified Ad insertions in Bookselling This Week each year.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Christine Onorati on Her Life Among Books

    WORD Bookstores owner Christine Onorati, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about her earliest experiences with books and reading, her goals as a new Board member, and more.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Kenny Brechner on His Life Among Books

    Devaney Doak and Garrett owner Kenny Brechner, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    Here, ABA’s CEO reflects on a successful BookExpo and discusses the positive national trends for indie booksellers as well as the challenges ahead.

    Introducing Akira McKinzie, ABA’s New Social Media Coordinator

    Akira McKinzie has joined the American Booksellers Association as the organization’s new Social Media Coordinator.

    A Report on the May 2017 ABA Board Meeting

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 29–30, 2017, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo, to work on a range of issues.

    Introducing ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager, Liz Roberts

    Liz Roberts has joined ABA as the new Member Relationship Manager for the NEIBA, GLIBA, and MIBA regions; she and Senior Member Relationship Manager Nathan Halter will be sharing the NAIBA region.

    ABFE Director Chris Finan to Leave ABA

    American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan is leaving the American Booksellers Association to become the National Coalition Against Censorship’s new executive director.

    Welcome to ABA, Island Books & Crafts!

    This installment of Bookselling This Week’s new series “Welcome to ABA!” features Island Books & Crafts in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, which joined the association earlier this year.

    ABA President Robert Sindelar’s First Bimonthly Letter to Members

    In his first letter to ABA members, newly elected ABA Board President Robert Sindelar looks back on a busy week at BookExpo 2017.

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