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14 Apr
ABA ShopTalk
14 Apr

Revamped Bookselling This Week to Debut on April 20

Starting next week, Bookselling This Week will arrive on Tuesdays and Fridays at about noon ET. The new version will feature concise information in two categories: what to do and what to know.

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13 Apr

ABA Board Election to Close April 27

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote. Cast your vote for the 2021 Board of Directors election now.

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07 Apr

New (and New-ish) Members: Get an Introduction to ABA Benefits on April 12

This session will offer a tutorial on navigating BookWeb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members.

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07 Apr

BIPOC Quarterly Forum Scheduled for April 13

The ABA team will attend from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and the BIPOC Forum will continue until 7:30 p.m. ET. BIPOC allies and booksellers who do not identify as BIPOC should not plan to attend. 

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07 Apr
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Next ABA Board Office Hours Scheduled for April 14

Office Hours on April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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07 Apr

April ShopTalks to Offer Special Opportunity for Children’s Booksellers

ABA is inviting bookstore members of the ABC Group to this April 20 conversation to share best practices, talk about their business, and crowdsource ideas and solutions to problems.

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07 Apr

Stores Invited to Vote in ABA Board Election

The ballot also includes space for write-in candidates. Ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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07 Apr
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Bookselling This Week to Get a New Look and Schedule

ABA’s weekly newsletter will soon come twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and feature more streamlined news and action items.

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31 Mar

April Offers Opportunities to Connect During ABA ShopTalks, Forums, Office Hours

Booksellers can visit the new at-a-glance calendar to see all upcoming events.

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31 Mar

Voting Underway for ABA Board Election

All voting is being conducted electronically on BookWeb, and ballots are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27. 

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31 Mar

Last Call for Responses on Governance Review Committee Survey

All booksellers are asked to fill out this four-question survey to offer information and input for the Board as it works to meet members’ needs. Survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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31 Mar
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Last Call for Responses: Evaluate the Work of ABA CEO and Staff

The 10-minute survey covers the period of March 2020 through March 2021. Survey responses are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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24 Mar

ABA Board Election Begins Friday

One person per ABA Member ID number may vote; staff should determine now who the designated voting member is at each store.

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22 Mar

Join ABA’s Upcoming ShopTalks and More

The month of April will feature bookseller ShopTalks, a session on membership benefits, a quarterly BIPOC forum, Board Office Hours, a special ShopTalk for ABC Group members, and more. 

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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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