IOBA Election Results 2013

From Elections Officer Howard Prouty (ReadInk):

The votes have been counted, and I am happy to present you with the roster of newly-elected IOBA Board members for 2013:

President — Chris Volk (Bookfever.com)
Vice President — Jonathan Smalter (Yesterday’s Muse Books)
Treasurer — David Friedman (Barner Books)
Secretary — Mark Lambert (Cereal City Books)
Members at Large (3-year terms) — Zhenya Dzhavgova (ZH Books) and Gabe Konrad (Bay Leaf Used and Rare Books)

IOBA Elections 2013

IOBA elects a new Board every January, voting for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as two Members at Large. Since the Members at Large serve 3-year terms, only 2 are voted into office each year.

Here is the schedule for this year:

Saturday, Jan. 19th

The Final Ballot was sent out to all members via Announce. If you did NOT receive a ballot, please email the Elections Officer, Howard Prouty: hprouty@LABridge.com

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 9 p.m. (Pacific Time)
The polls close, at the stroke of 9.

Friday, Jan. 25th, 9 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Announcement of election results.

Friday, Feb. 1
Beginning of the terms of our newly-elected Officers and Members at Large.

Books for the Reading: Reading Surprises

by Lynn Wienck, The Chisholm Trail Bookstore

It’s now winter in southern Oklahoma, complete with freezing temperatures and occasional snow. Frost forms on window panes; I’ve traced elegant, branching designs with my fingers. There is such surprising, amazing beauty in frost
patterns.

I always enjoy the Newbery Medal and Honor Books, although sometimes it takes me several years to read them; I usually just depend on serendipity to locate them. Over the last several weeks, I started and finished The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.

The protagonist, Calpurnia, is a precocious 11-year-old girl who aspires to study natural history. However, in Texas in 1899, women have lives mapped out for them in such domains as deportment, knitting, embroidery, recipes, marriage, and minding babies. Calpurnia, despite her mother’s traditional frame of mind, receives support from an unexpected source; her grandfather proves a staunch and learned ally in her nontraditional quests. It is he who offers her Charles Darwin’s book, The Origin of Species (first published in 1859 as On the Origin of Species) as an aid to her research; he also provides guidance and encouragement regarding scientific investigative methods and serves as an example.

And so Calpurnia’s real learning begins; she experiments and observes and records. Her scientific endeavors are sandwiched between sewing, music lessons, cooking instruction, and family squabbles. Her domestic skills are abysmal; her scientific discipline exceptional. She gradually realizes her own strengths.

For an element of surprise and beauty, step outside and take a moment to view winter’s frost closely. Then enjoy a book for the same reasons.

IOBA’s New Members in 2012

Gregory Gibson, Membership Chair, and his Committee were happy to welcome the following new members to IOBA in 2012. They come from 20 US states, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, and Japan. Why not browse their website offerings and get to “know” a new member?

 

Diversity Books Archer, Anne Langwarrin Victoria, AU
Garry R Austin Austin, Garry R Wilmington VT, USA
Quaint Book Shop Baker, J Wesley Springfield OH, USA
Old Bag Lady Books Blom, Madlyn Sun City Center FL, USA
Prairie Creek Books & Tea Bond, Michael Torrington WY, USA
Chardonmedia Bryce, Charleen Boulder City NV, USA
Old Florida Book Shop Chrisant, William Hollywood FL, USA
Central Street Books Coleman, John Knoxville TN, USA
Paladin Fine Books Coorsh, Robert Toronto ON, Canada
ZH BOOKS Dzhavgova, Zhenya Fremont CA, USA
Old New York Book Shop Graubart, Cliff Atlanta GA, USA
Ariel Books Harcus, Deborah & Ron Auckland, NZ
Commandant’s Cottage Hoekstra, Sandra College Station TX, USA
The Book Lady Ltd Jansen, Janna Waiheke Island, NZ
Lux Mentis, Booksellers Kahn, Ian J. Portland ME, USA
First Place Books Kinley, Kevin Walkersville MD, USA
J. Lawton Booksellers Lawton, James Readville MA, USA
The M.A.D. House Artists Lillie, Candace & Dennis Eucha OK, USA
McInBooks McIntyre, Marvin Farmington NM, USA
kandjsplace.com McKenna, John East Northport NY, USA
Attic Books and Treasures Metzer, Tina Mathias WV, USA
Robinson Street Books Moran, Rhett Binghamton NY, USA
Underground Books Niesse, Josh Carrollton GA, USA
Harvest Book Company LLC Okamoto, Eugene Fort Washington PA, USA
Bibliodditiques Piper, Michael Bradford ON, CA
Richard C. Ramer Ramer, Richard C. New York NY, USA
Good Books In The Woods Rohfritch, Jay Spring TX, USA
Paper Books Rovito, Jason Toronto ON, CA
H&R SALERNO Salerno, Henry Hauppauge NY, USA
First Class Used Books Sampson, Ronald L. Rockaway Beach MO, USA
Caliban Book Shop Schulman, John Pittsburgh PA, USA
ABookLegacy.com Smith, Mike Palm Harbor FL, USA
Jeff Stark Books Stark, Jeff Barstow CA, USA
Moonlighting Librarian Thornton, Mary Highland IN, USA
Revere Books Varane, Kenneth Valley Forge PA, USA
LJ’s Books Verderame, Laura Cody WY, USA
The Land of Nod Vincke, Christine Oostende, Belgium
Books Watanabe de Tokyo Watanabe, Naoshi Tokyo-to, Japan
Empire Books Wingfield, Mark Greensboro NC, USA