Events

06 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in NEIBA, GLIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held April 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and April 17 in Detroit, Michigan.

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06 Apr

ABA Lounge at BookExpo to Feature IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

Booksellers with questions about selling books and marketing their stores online are invited to visit with a member of the IndieCommerce team in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo 2018.

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06 Apr

New Education Sessions Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

Booksellers heading to New Orleans for the sixth annual Children’s Institute can attend sessions on branding, opening a new store, creating LGBTQ youth programs, marketing STEM titles, and Edelweiss.

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06 Apr

Take Advantage of Your ABA Membership: Get Free Admission to BookExpo

This year, American Booksellers Association members will have special red lanyards that will identify them as independent booksellers.

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06 Apr
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Sign Up Now for ABA Programming at BookExpo

ABA programming at BookExpo, coming up May 30 to June 1, includes the Celebration of Bookselling lunch, Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, ABC/CBC Speed Dating lunch, and the Silent Art Auction.

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03 Apr
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“The Hate U Give” Author Angie Thomas to Speak at Children’s Institute

Here, bestselling debut author Angie Thomas discusses what prompted her to write The Hate U Give and what she plans to talk about during her keynote speech at Children’s Institute.

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02 Apr

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day With Free Audiobook Offer

Indie bookstores can offer the free titles from Libro.fm to their customers on April 28 as a thank-you gift for supporting their local bookstore.

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30 Mar

Tickets on Sale Now for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Sponsored by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA and the Children’s Book Council, the auction will honor Ashley Bryan and feature the announcement of the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award winners.

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27 Mar

Registration Opens for ABA Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can register now to attend the Celebration of Bookselling, Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, and ABC/CBC Speed Dating at BookExpo, which will be held May 30–June 1 in New York City.

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27 Mar

Booksellers Talk Up Children’s Institute Ahead of Sixth Annual Event

Michelle Shaver of Carmichael’s Bookstore called Children’s Institute “invaluable in terms of generating new programming ideas and creating connections within the bookselling community.”

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21 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in SIBA, MIBA, and NAIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 23 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; March 26 in St. Paul, Minnesota; and March 28 in New York City.

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21 Mar

ABA Unveils a Packed Agenda for BookExpo

BookExpo 2018 will feature a variety of programming for independent booksellers, from popular networking events to valuable education sessions to celebrations with favorite authors.

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20 Mar
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Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

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12 Mar

Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

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12 Mar

2018 BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Books Revealed

BookExpo has announced the 16 titles to be featured at this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels.

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