Bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association should keep an eye on their mailboxes for a dues renewal card to arrive in the coming days.
Stores can renew their dues via an online form on BookWeb or by mail. The current membership year expires on January 31, 2019, so booksellers are encouraged to submit their renewal as soon as possible to avoid a break in ABA benefits. The renewal process only takes a minute.
Owner login credentials are required to submit the online renewal form. Booksellers can request their login information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The membership year for all members is February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Dues can be paid in full by ACH, credit card, or check, or on a monthly or quarterly basis by ACH or credit card. The ABA dues schedule is available here. To ensure continuous membership, booksellers are encouraged to enroll in the monthly or quarterly installment plan or choose the annual automatic renewal option.
The membership renewal form also includes an opt-in to the ABC Children’s Group at ABA. Membership in the ABC Group does not roll over year-to-year, and there is a separate yearly $50 membership fee.
Booksellers can also choose to support the crucial First Amendment work of the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) by adding a tax-deductible donation on the renewal form.
Booksellers with questions about dues renewal should contact their ABA Member Relationship Manager by phone or e-mail:
- Daniel O’Brien (NCIBA, SCIBA, MPIBA, PNBA, and SIBA): (914) 406-7514, email@example.com
- Liz Roberts (NAIBA, NEIBA, GLIBA, MIBA): (914) 406-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org