Events

30 Jan

Winter Institute’s Grand Finale With Podcast Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Kilgariff and Hardstark are the authors of Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide, a memoir/humor/advice book and a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut.

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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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28 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Orders Due February 1

Booksellers have just a couple more days to place their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

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24 Jan

Wi14 Keynote: Margaret Atwood in Conversation With Erin Morgenstern

Bestselling author Margaret Atwood reflected on her long and prolific career, beginning with her first book signing, for The Edible Woman, at the end of 1969.

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24 Jan

Wi14 Keynote: Hanif Abdurraqib on Sampling, Reading, and Life in Indie Bookstores

Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib read excerpts from his forthcoming book, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, and talked to booksellers about his experience growing up in Columbus, Ohio.

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24 Jan

Wi14 Keynote: Reshma Saujani on How to Be Brave, Not Perfect

The founder and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code spoke to booksellers about the importance of girls and women taking risks and being fearless, rather than pursuing perfection.

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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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06 Dec

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Earlier this year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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26 Nov

Sign Up by November 30 to Hit the Slopes in Santa Fe After Winter Institute

All Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers, can sign up for the full-day trip to Ski Santa Fe on January 26.

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20 Nov

Winter Institute 14 Waitlist Closed

In the coming weeks, ABA will do its best to admit as many waitlisted booksellers as possible. Registrants who are no longer planning to attend are asked to notify ABA right away.

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19 Nov

Denver’s BookBar Blends Literature and Theater

“This experience has been unique and transformative for DCPA, BookBar, and the community,” said BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan. 

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19 Nov

Sign Up Now for Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

Registration for a trip to Ski Santa Fe resort is now open to all Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers.

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19 Nov
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Jason Reynolds Kicks Off “Ghost” Giveaway at Miami Book Fair

Award-winning author Reynolds, who is serving as Indies First spokesperson, launched the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign (#IndiesGiveBack) over the weekend.

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19 Nov

Jason Reynolds Pens Letter to Readers for Special-Edition “Ghost” Giveaway

As part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign, booksellers are working with local schools and educational programs to give young readers 20,000 free copies of Ghost this week.

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14 Nov

Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration by November 16 to Receive a Refund

Registered booksellers who are no longer able to attend are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to register. A full refund will be offered through this Friday, November 16.

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