Last year, the American Booksellers Association announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available under the “Policies” heading on the About ABA page on BookWeb.org.
As the 2020 Winter Institute approaches, attendees are reminded to review the code of conduct. The code will also be prominently posted onsite along with contact information. Code violations can be reported to an ABA staff member or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ABA member stores are invited to adapt the code to use for their own events. As the code is a living document, ABA also encourages booksellers to provide feedback about it, which may result in additions and/or changes to the policy. Booksellers with questions or comments about the code can contact ABA COO Joy Dallanegra-Sanger.