The next American Booksellers Association Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. BIPOC allies and booksellers who do not identify as BIPOC should not plan to attend.
ABA staff will not be in attendance. However, Zoom logistics require someone to be the “host” of the session. For that reason, ABA is seeking a volunteer from those planning to attend to assume the role of host. A host will be responsible for logging in 15-20 minutes early to review the meeting settings and controls; admitting attendees from the waiting room; removing someone from the session if needed; and ending the meeting.
Booksellers and store owners interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom information and indicate if they are willing to act as host. Note: Each BIPOC Coffee Break meeting has a new password, so please be sure to email for details.