Diversity & Inclusion

28 Oct

Join the November 5 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The next ABA Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m.

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28 Oct
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

Registration Underway for November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist”

The two-part consumer reading series will take place on Thursday, November 5, and Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET on Zoom.

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19 Oct
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

Booksellers: Invite Customers to Register for November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist”

Booksellers can share the link with customers and begin encouraging signups and book purchases now. During registration, attendees can opt to donate to the Black Lives Matter Global Network. 

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14 Oct
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

Registration Now Open for November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist”

The two-part series will take place on November 5 and November 19 and will focus on Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors’ young adult book.

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13 Oct
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ABA to Hold BIPOC Bookseller Forum With CEO Allison Hill

This is an opportunity for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to talk with ABA CEO Allison Hill about any topics they wish.

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29 Sep

Fall Virtual Reading Series to Feature Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors in November

The two-part series will take place on November 5 and November 19 and will focus on Cullors’ book When They Call You A Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World.

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23 Sep

Join the October 1 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The Coffee Break meeting spaces for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners offer a virtual space to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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22 Sep
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PRH Launches “The Conversation” to Sustain Antiracist Engagement, Collaboration, and Action

Penguin Random House has announced the launch of a new website to support families, educators, communities, organizations, and readers who are working to combat racism and end racial inequities in our daily lives.

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15 Sep

IndieCommerce Launches “Preferred Name” Feature for Customers

Enabling this field ensures that booksellers are addressing customers as they wish to be addressed. 

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02 Sep

Sign Up for the September 3 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

Booksellers and store owners interested in attending should email ABA for the Zoom information; this session has a session-specific password, so be sure to email for details.

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25 Aug

Diversity Decoder’s Linda Dunbar to Lead BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The September 3 event provides a space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers and bookstore owners to gather for connection, support, community, resources, and networking.

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19 Aug

BIPOC Booksellers Invited to Join a Dedicated Coffee Break on September 3

This session will be facilitated by Chief Executive and Founder of Diversity Decoder Linda Dunbar, a PR and corporate communications consultant and executive with global Fortune 500 experience.

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04 Aug
Duende & The Word BIPOC Bookseller Award

BIPOC Bookseller Award Winners Announced

The winners are Serena Morales, a bookseller at Books Are Magic; Rosaura “Chawa” Magaña, co-owner of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore; and Hannah Oliver Depp, founder of Loyalty Bookstores.

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04 Aug

BIPOC Booksellers Invited to Join a Dedicated Coffee Break on August 6

The August 6 virtual forum, a non-hosted event without an ABA facilitator or staff person, is intended to offer a meeting space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers.

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23 Jul
Black voices printed book catalog

Black Voices Promotional Print Catalog Available to Indie Booksellers

Matchbook Marketing and Franklin Web Printing are producing an eight-page print newsletter promoting Black authors across all genres that is available to booksellers for $29.50 for 250 copies.

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