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Fall 2024 ABAA Diversity Initiative Discovery Program
Program Overview
The ABAA Diversity Initiative is proud to announce the first season of a guided discovery program for those historically underrepresented among workers in the trade—black, indigenous, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Designed to co-occur with annual ABAA book fairs, the program offers an introduction to antiquarian book fairs, career insight with ABAA members, visits to local ABAA member open shops/offices, networking with institution professionals, and more.
This Fall Diversity Discovery Program offers stipends of up to $2,500 to two individuals to visit the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (November 8-10, 2024) during the week of the fair. Students will be guided by an ABAA member and with an itinerary of multiple networking activities.
Program Date: November 6-10, 2024
Application Prerequisites
● Self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color) and/or LGBTQ+.
● Minimum requirement of a high school diploma, OR currently enrolled student in any degree program (undergrads, Masters, PhD), OR recent graduate (< 1-year post-grad).
● Applicants must be passionate about books, archival/library sciences, and/or bookselling.
● Applicants must be able to travel and arrange their transportation and accommodation.
Application Deadline: August 16, 2024
*This application requires supplementary materials, so files will be uploaded to the form owner’s Google Drive. Respondents must sign in to an email account hosted by Google to complete the application. If you do not have a Google-hosted login, you can create one here or contact Xin Yi Zhao ( to apply via an alternative method. Be sure to upload your material as a PDF.