ABA Board Candidates Include Estep and Spring

The board of the American Booksellers Association has approved the nominating committee's recommendations for four candidates for the board in this year's election, Bookselling This Week reported. The candidates are:

Kelly Estep of Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, Ky.
Bradley Graham of Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, Calif.
Angela Maria Spring of Duende District Bookstore, Washington, D.C.

Mulvihill is running for a second three-year term. Estep and Spring would be new board members. Graham, who was appointed to fill Robert Sindelar's term when he became board president, would fill out the rest of that term.

After serving two three-year terms, Jonathon Welch of Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo, N.Y., and Valerie Koehler of Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Tex., are leaving the board this year.

Election ballots, which include space for write-in candidates, will be sent to ABA members via e-mail in early April and must be returned by May 1. The ABA annual membership meeting will be held on May 31 during BookExpo.

Under ABA 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 more information on how to do this, click here.

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