Incoming ABA chief executive Allison Hill reveals her plans

Incoming ABA chief executive Allison Hill reveals her plans

Allison K Hill will succeed Oren Teicher as c.e.o. of the American Booksellers Association (ABA) on 1st March. She will be the first woman at the helm of the organisation, which has been instrumental in the revival of US indie bookselling.

Hill comes with strong credentials. Over 13 years—since 2013 as c.e.o. and president—she has turned 125–year-old Vroman’s in Pasadena, California, into a bookselling icon. When she hands over the reins this month, she leaves behind an operation with an impressive CV (see Vroman’s numbers, below).

Hill is a shrewd businesswoman, with an MBA from the UC...

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