Diversity & Inclusion

17 Feb
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Sign Up Now For #MarginsBookstores Month

#MarginsBookstores Month is a celebration of BIPOC, LGBTQA+, disabled, and neurodiverse-owned/managed bookstores; the deadline to sign up for the program is February 27.

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16 Feb

Download Handouts for Winter Institute Education Sessions

Handouts for education sessions being held at Winter Institute are available now in the online program.

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15 Feb

ABA Announces New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Members

Nine booksellers have been selected to join the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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15 Feb

New Coffee Breaks Announced for March

The month of March is filled with bookseller Coffee Breaks, including a special one for small stores. All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues.

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10 Feb
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Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

Booksellers are taking to social media to celebrate diverse voices during Black History Month.

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10 Feb

Winter Institute to Offer Education Session on Neurodiversity in the Workplace

The session will feature a panel of neurodiverse individuals and advocates discussing challenges and concerns neurodiverse employees experience in the workplace and customers experience in the store.

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09 Feb

Virtual Winter Institute to Feature ASL Interpretation

Handwriter Ink will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for a number of events at Wi16, sponsored in part by Biblio.com, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and Bookazine.

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08 Feb

Coffee Breaks Continue This Month

Five more Coffee Breaks are on the schedule for the month of February. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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03 Feb

Learn About Creating an Accessible and Equitable Work Environment at Wi16

The conversation will center on a chapter of Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth’s book, Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond “Diversity” ― Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations.

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02 Feb

Coffee Breaks Scheduled Throughout February

Seven more Coffee Breaks will take place this month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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25 Jan

Join ABA for Upcoming Coffee Breaks

An Evening Coffee Break will take place on January 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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20 Jan
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20 Jan

BIPOC Coffee Breaks, Forum Coming Up

Last week, the American Booksellers Association hosted its quarterly forum for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers, who joined together virtually to discuss any matters of bookselling they chose.

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20 Jan

Afternoon, Evening Coffee Breaks Scheduled for Next Week

Virtual Coffee Breaks will be held on January 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET and January 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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11 Jan

Array of Coffee Breaks to Connect Booksellers Throughout January

Four more virtual Coffee Breaks will be held between now and the end of the month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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