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20 Feb
Glory Edim and Well-Read Black Girl book cover

Dozens of Indie Bookstores to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

As events are scheduled, Glory Edim, who launched Well-Read Black Girl in 2015, will promote indie bookstores on her social media platform and encourage followers to ask their local store to host a book club.

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12 Feb
Glory Edim and Well-Read Black Girl book cover

Sign Up Now to Host a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Stores that sign on to host book clubs will receive a window display kit from Random House and be featured on an interactive online map of indie bookstores hosting events.

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29 Jan
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2019 BookExpo Registration Opens

The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31.

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28 Jan
Glory Edim and Well-Read Black Girl book cover

Signup Underway to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl, founded by Glory Edim, provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

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28 Jan

Sign Up to Become a Children’s Book Week Event Host

More than 150 indie stores have already registered to serve as event hosts for the April 29–May 5 celebration.

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25 Jan
Glory Edim and Well-Read Black Girl book cover
14 Jan

Last Reminder: Pack Your Winter Institute Suitcase With Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

Booksellers, authors, and publishers who are attending Winter Institute in Albuquerque are asked to donate Spanish-language books for refugees waiting at the southern U.S. border.

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09 Jan

Attention Wi14 Attendees: Remember to Bring Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

Attendees at ABA’s upcoming Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are invited to donate Spanish-language books for refugees at the U.S.’s southern border.

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07 Jan
Heads or Tails

Win $500 While Supporting Binc: Play the Heads or Tails Game at Winter Institute

Booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying flashing pins onsite in the days leading up to the game, during which attendees will have the opportunity to win $500.

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02 Jan
Rosenwald Building in Albuquerque

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Albuquerque at Winter Institute

Bookseller tours of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be coordinated by author Roger Zimmerman, whose A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque is upcoming from Arcadia Publishing.

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02 Jan

Register Now for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for sessions on developing leaders, staff management and human resources, and in-store merchandising, as well as a used bookstore forum.

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02 Jan

Last Call: Nominations Due January 8 for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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02 Jan

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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19 Dec
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Sign Up for ABA’s January 3 Marketing Meetup

The first online Marketing Meetup of 2019 will feature an open conversation for booksellers to discuss the marketing ideas that worked for them in 2018 and to brainstorm new topics for future meetups.

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05 Dec
Jason Reynolds

Last Call to Submit Proposal for an Event With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores that participated in the #IndiesGiveBack campaign have until Monday, December 10, to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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