Membership

20 Feb
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Petition Process Underway for Additional Board Candidates

Upon receipt of valid petitions, additional director candidates will be added to the ballot alongside the four candidates put forth by the ABA Nominating Committee and approved by the Board at its January meeting.

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12 Feb

ABA Membership Renewals Due Now

The membership year expired on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to remain a member of ABA’s community of independent bookstores.

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12 Feb
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Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the upcoming election.

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06 Feb

ABA Announces 2019 Board Candidates

ABA has announced four director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the Board’s selection for president and vice president, who must be ratified by membership.

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06 Feb
A look inside The Collective.

Welcome to ABA, The Collective!

“Part of the mission of our store,” co-owner Nicole Conley said, “is to work with community partners like The Johnnycake Food Donation Center in order to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community.”

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28 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A new section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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28 Jan

The Clock’s Ticking: Renew Your ABA Dues Now!

The current membership year expires on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal right away to avoid a break in ABA benefits.

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02 Jan

ABA Board Members Set Resolutions for 2019

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors share their top goals — whether big, small, serious, fun, or somewhere in between — to help inspire other booksellers to set their own resolutions.

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02 Jan

It’s Time to Renew Your ABA Dues!

The current membership year expires on January 31, so stores are encouraged to submit their dues renewal as soon as possible to avoid a break in ABA benefits.

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19 Dec
Survey Says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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12 Dec

Watch for Your ABA Dues Renewal Reminder

In the coming days, the American Booksellers Association will begin sending out renewal notices in the mail. The current membership year expires on January 31, 2019.

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20 Nov

Membership & Marketing Officer Meg Smith to Leave ABA

After almost 20 years at the American Booksellers Association, Membership & Marketing Officer Meg Smith has decided to stop working full time following the 2019 Winter Institute in January.

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20 Nov
A photo of the art supplies selection at the Delaware Art Museum Store

Welcome to ABA, Delaware Art Museum!

Store Supervisor and Buyer Jeanie Robino and Lead Museum Associate Jessa Mendez talked with BTW about the store’s growing presence as a new and unique destination in Delaware’s literary community.

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13 Nov

Want to be Featured in BookWeb’s Bookstore Showcase?

A new section of ABA’s homepage profiles stores that are active on Instagram. Booksellers can submit their store for consideration by sending in three photos and a short description of their store.

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07 Nov

Red and White Box Mailings to Become One “Monthly Box”

Starting in 2019, booksellers will receive one monthly mailing from ABA that combines the contents of the Red and White Boxes.

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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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