Two booksellers have been elected to the board of the American Booksellers Association for the first time: Kelly Estep of Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville, Ky., and Angela Maria Spring of Duende District Bookstore, Washington, D.C. Both will serve for three-year terms, Bookselling This Week wrote.
In addition, Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books, San Francisco, Calif., has been elected to a second three-year term, and Bradley Graham, Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C., was elected to serve the unexpired term of Robert Sindelar, Third Place Books, Seattle, Wash., who became ABA president last year. (Graham had been appointed to fill that vacancy.) He will be eligible for a full three-year term next year.
Jonathon Welch, Talking Leaves Books, Buffalo, N.Y., and Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, Tex., are leaving the board after completing their second three-year terms.
The changes will all be effective at the ABA's annual meeting, which will be held at BookExpo on Thursday, May 31.