Welcome to our new blog! It seems appropriate to start with our official mission statement:
Emerging Leaders aims to develop, retain, and support the independent book industry's future innovators and leaders, through peer support, networking, mentoring, and education. Emerging Leaders is tailored, but not restricted, to booksellers age forty and under, who are determined to work in the industry and who demonstrate a passion for bookselling.
Emerging Leaders works with the American Booksellers Association to create projects, programming, and a peer group for young independent booksellers. The nine members of the Emerging Leaders Council will be blogging here about events, projects, and other stuff of interest to our constituents. You can find more details about us on the Emerging Leaders website.
Welcome, young booksellers! On to the future of books!