A Statement From ABA CEO Oren Teicher on Election Results

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“As this bitterly contested election season comes to a close — regardless of which candidate you supported — it’s clear that we live in a terribly divided country. The role bookstores play in healing division has never been more important. As citizens, attempting to comprehend what has occurred, all of us in the bookselling community have a special obligation — and opportunity — to foster communication and to help reconcile our communities. President-elect Trump, Secretary Clinton, and President Obama have all indicated that the time to unite our country is now, and there is no better place than within the walls of a bookstore for that process to begin.” —ABA CEO Oren Teicher