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Sharing Stories that Create a More Inclusive World

Welcome to the Asian American Authors Book Club

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About Us

Elevating and Celebrating the

Asian American Author Community

In today’s political and social climate too often we focus on differences versus what commonly bind us together. In a world where we are more global than local, creating bridges through discussion and dialogue is growing ever more important.


We began with a mission to create greater cultural understanding and empathy to support the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. We believe that information and insights can counter bias and bigotry. We believe that having a real impact means reaching out far and wide and not being narrow and deep. 


We started as a group of passionate authors, entrepreneurs and activists that wanted to create real change because creating a more inclusive world takes work.


Our goal is to elevate and celebrate the stories of compelling Asian authors so that others can better understand our identity and culture. We'll share a diverse range of literature from fiction to non-fiction so people of all ages can better understand who we are and what we're really about.  


We want you to be a part of our movement too. When you join us, you'll gain access to various events and more importantly, to a community of people who are just as passionate as you are.

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Upcoming Events


Reshma Saujani

March 31, 2022

Meet Reshma Saujani


Founder of Girls Who Code, NY Times bestselling author of Brave, Not Perfect and the upcoming book Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work 
(and Why It's Different Than You Think) 

Indra Nooyi

January 18, 2022

Meet Indra Nooyi
Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo 
Author, My Life In Full: Work, Family, and Our Future

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Marketing Manager/Corporate Partnerships
& Business Department
B&N 5th Avenue

As a futurist, activist and forward-thinking marketeer, Cal has always believed in being part of the change we want to see in the world. Through his leadership at Barnes and Noble, he's been leading the charge to create visibility for authors and topics that facilitate discovery, connectivity and unity. For AAABC and Cal, "teamwork makes the dream work."

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Barnes and Noble 5th Avenue

555 Fifth Avenue (46th Street)
New York, New York 10017

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Help us maximize the impact of our authors' voices

Let's work together to build a valuable platform to spread the word about their work and connect with others.  

To suggest an author for the book club, learn more about membership, or for information on sponsorship opportunities contact Savio Chan.

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