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31 Oct
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Board Nominations Due November 10

Given ABA’s commitment to diversity in all its meanings, members are strongly encouraged to nominate all interested candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections.

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24 Oct

Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Signup Closes October 30

There are just a few days left for ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program to sign up to take advantage of specials on titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

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23 Oct

Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day T-Shirts

Booksellers can place their orders now for official 2018 Independent Bookstore Day T-shirts featuring an illustration by Carson Ellis.

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23 Oct

Board Nominations Deadline Extended to November 10

ABA members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections as soon as possible; self-nominations are acceptable.

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23 Oct

Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due October 29

Sunday is the deadline for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 to apply for a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute.

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23 Oct

Indies First 2017: Get Your Store on the Map!

Bookstores participating in Indies First on Small Business Saturday (November 25) are asked to submit their event details to the Indies First Activity Registry so that they show up on IndieBound’s searchable map.

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13 Oct

Extra Stock of ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Available

The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will arrive in stores later this month. Booksellers can now view the list of catalog titles in an Excel file and place an order to supplement their stock.

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13 Oct

October 30 Deadline for Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Promotion Signup

ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by October 30 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

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05 Oct

Nominations Sought for ABA Board of Directors

The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

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05 Oct

Final Chance to Participate in ABACUS

The deadline for American Booksellers Association member bookstores to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11.

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04 Oct

ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog to Arrive This Month

The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will be arriving in stores later this month, and booksellers have the opportunity to supplement their supplies with extra stock.

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04 Oct

ABACUS Deadline Extended: Still Time to Participate

American Booksellers Association member bookstores now have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 11, to submit their 2016 financial data to the ABACUS-16 survey.

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28 Sep

October 11 Workshop to Address “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

Just prior to the MPIBA trade show in Denver, the American Booksellers Association will present an all-day workshop on how implicit racial stereotypes can create barriers to genuine relationships.

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28 Sep

October 31 Deadline for ABA Board Nominations

Nominations of qualified candidates for the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors should be submitted to the Nominating Committee no later than October 31.

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27 Sep

Last Call: ABACUS Survey Responses Due September 27

Booksellers have until the end of today to submit their store’s 2016 financial data; participating stores will receive a detailed individual store performance report that analyzes their financial results.

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