05 Jun

Russo and Sherr on Why Indies Matter

On Monday, ABA kicked off is 10th annual Day of Education with an interview-style event featuring award-winning author Richard Russo and journalist and author Lynn Sherr. The focus of the discussion was “Why Indies Matter.”

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31 May

ABA at BEA: Next Week’s Highlights

Here’s a roundup of the American Booksellers Association’s programming highlights, BEA breakfast and lunch events, and resources for booksellers at BookExpo America.

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10 May

International Indies and Innovation at Day of Education

U.S. indie booksellers at ABA’ s Day of Education at BEA will have the opportunity to hear how colleagues in other countries are working to successfully innovate and fashion profitable solutions to the challenges facing bricks-and-mortar booksellers both here and abroad.

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09 May

Children’s Institute Sold Out: Wait List Now Forming

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute at BEA is booked to capacity. ABA member booksellers can add their names to a waiting list via the Institute website.

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09 May

SBA Offers Small Business Week Education Program

In celebration of Small Business Week, from May 20 - 22 the Small Business Administration will be offering educational programming on social media, federal contracting, selling to large companies, and business matchmaking with major corporations and government agencies.

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02 May

Task Forces Provide Important Insights

In conjunction with recent Booksellers Forums in Illinois and Massachusetts, ABA convened task forces to gather member input on its digital initiatives and educational programming, respectively.

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01 May

Children’s Institute Registration Extended

ABA has extended registration for the Children’s Institute at BookExpo America until May 11. An additional but limited number of spaces at the June 6 day-long event are now open exclusively to booksellers at ABA member stores; they are expected to sell out quickly.

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27 Apr

Introduction to Bookselling Seminar Open to ABA Members

Provisional booksellers and employees of regular member stores can still register for ABA’s free, full-day seminar “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling: Introduction to the Bookstore Business,” to be held on Sunday, June 3 — the day before ABA’s Day of Education and the opening of BookExpo America.

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11 Apr

Seminar Offers Introduction to Bookselling at BEA

ABA is offering the free, full-day seminar “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling: Introduction to the Bookstore Business” in New York City on Sunday, June 3, the day before ABA’s Day of Education and the opening of BookExpo America.

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11 Apr

Richard Russo to Open ABA’s Day of Education

Award-winning, bestselling author Richard Russo will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, June 4, at BEA. Also participating in the hour-long, interview-style opening event will be noted broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr.

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29 Mar

Children’s Institute Filling Up

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute is open exclusively to ABA member booksellers and limited to 150 people. Registration will close once the limit is reached or by May 1, whichever comes first.

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27 Mar

Registration Opens for Introduction to Bookstore Business Seminar

ABA is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, full-day seminar, “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling:  Introduction to the Bookstore Business,” on Sunday, June 3, in New York City. The program is open exclusively to ABA provisional members and employees of ABA regular member stores.

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22 Mar

ABA Day of Education on June 4 at BEA

ABA will hold its 2012 Day of Education on Monday, June 4, during BEA at New York’s Javits Convention Center. The free program, sponsored by the Ingram Content Group, is targeted at ABA bookstore and provisional members but is open to all trade show attendees.

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14 Mar

Institute Offers Full-Day of Kids-Centric Programming

The Children’s Institute combines ABA’s in-depth education sessions and roundtable discussions, which are free and open to all ABA member booksellers, with a specially priced package of popular author events.

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07 Mar

Registration Opens for ABA’s Children’s Institute

Registration for the first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute is now open to booksellers at all ABA member bookstores. The daylong program of learning, networking, and festivities focusing on children’s books and bookselling will take place on Wednesday, June 6, at BEA.

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