CEO of American Booksellers Association
“Bookstores are a place where different thoughts, different ideologies and different perspectives all sit lined up on a shelf next to one another. Bookstores are the perfect place for the conversation to begin about how we can understand different people’s perspectives and how we can reconcile different points of view”.
Oren Teicher is CEO of the American Booksellers Association. He has been with the ABA for nearly 30 years and was CEO for the past decade, when core membership rose from 1,401 in 2009 to 1,757 in 2018. Teicher came to ABA in 1990 as the association’s Associate Executive Director. During his almost 30 years at ABA, he served as Director of Government Affairs, the founding President of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and, through 2009, as ABA’s Chief Operating Officer. Teicher succeeded ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz in June 2009. Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. ABA’s core members are key participants in their communities’ local economy and culture, and to assist them ABA provides education, information dissemination, business products, and services; creates relevant programs; and engages in public policy, industry, and local first advocacy.