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09 Oct

Celebrate University Press Week, November 9 – 15

The Association of American University Presses and its members are inviting booksellers to join in the celebration of the third annual University Press Week, from Sunday, November 9, through Saturday, November 15. 

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01 Oct

Jodi Picoult on Leaving Time, October’s #1 Indie Next Pick

Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time (Ballantine Books), discusses why she chose to write about elephants, how she researched their behavior, the strength of mother-daughter bonds, and the role independent booksellers have played in her career.

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25 Sep

Banned Books Week Raises Awareness of Threats to Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is being celebrated in bookstores throughout the country from September 21 – 27 with special events, displays, videos, and more. 

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18 Sep

New Social Media Discussion Forum Active on BookWeb

A new social media forum has been launched on BookWeb.org at the request of ABA member booksellers. 

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18 Sep

Signup Underway for Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champions

Small Business Saturday’s Neighborhood Champion program is accepting applications until October 16. 

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10 Sep

Cast Your Vote for a 2015 Winter Institute T-Shirt Design

The owners and staff at all ABA member stores are invited to cast their votes for a design to be featured on T-shirts at Winter Institute 10.

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10 Sep

Finally Found Books Donates $30,000 to Local Educators

Finally Found Books owner Todd Hulbert is giving every teacher in two Washington school districts a $10 store gift certificate to help with classroom expenses.

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03 Sep

Nine Gift Shows Open Free of Charge to ABA Members This Fall

Urban Expositions invites ABA member booksellers to discover a wide array of non-book merchandise at this fall’s regional gift shows. Booksellers will receive complimentary admission and discounted parking at the events.

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04 Sep

Colgate Bookstore Readies for Hug a Book Week Celebration

Colgate Bookstore in Hamilton, New York, will participate in Hug a Book Week, from September 6 – 14, to encourage a love for reading and to raise money and support for local literacy programs. 

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27 Aug

Magic Tree Honored for Dedication to the Community

The Magic Tree Bookstore was recently honored with a proclamation from Oak Park, Illinois, which recognized the 30-year-old indie for its service to the community and for introducing children to a lifelong love of reading.

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