21 Aug

Watch for the Winter Institute Schedule to Debut September 12

Booksellers are encouraged to review the schedule when beginning to book travel for the January 22–25 event. Registration for Winter Institute 14 will open on Monday, September 17.

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14 Aug
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Winter Institute 2019 Schedule to be Announced September 12

Registration for Winter Institute 14, to be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, will open on Monday, September 17, but to help booksellers plan their travel, the schedule will go live a week prior.

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01 Aug

Booksellers Celebrate Seventh Annual Find Waldo Local

This July, independent booksellers across the U.S. celebrated another year of Find Waldo Local, the shop-local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

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30 Jul
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Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

This fall, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

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30 Jul

Free ABA Membership Trial Offer Available at Fall Regional Trade Shows

Until November 1, non-member booksellers will have the chance to test-drive membership in the American Booksellers Association for free by signing up at one of the 2018 fall shows or on ABA’s website.

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23 Jul

Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2019

The ABC Children’s Group’s 2019 Children’s Institute will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, June 26, through Friday, June 28.

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11 Jul

ABA Seeks Input for #MeToo Education Session

As the American Booksellers Association develops programming for the 2019 Winter Institute, booksellers are asked to share their thoughts about creating welcoming spaces in the #MeToo era.

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10 Jul

Ci6 Keynote: We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

At Children’s Institute, Phoebe Yeh, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, and Kwame Alexander discussed a new book that aims to inspire young readers to believe in their own ability to speak out and fight for change.

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05 Jul

Feedback Welcomed on ABA’s Code of Conduct

The new code of conduct, which went into effect at last month’s Children’s Institute, is a work in progress, and ABA members are encouraged to share their thoughts on it.

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27 Jun

2018 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total More Than $26,000

The 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was once again a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of over $26,000.

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26 Jun

Ci6 Keynote Speaker Angie Thomas on How Children’s Booksellers Can Change the World

Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling debut YA novel The Hate U Give, spoke to booksellers at the ABC Children’s Institute about their important role in helping all children reach their potential.

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26 Jun

Ci6 Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin on Teaching Kids to Think Like an Inventor

At the ABC Children’s Institute, the inventor, autism spokesperson, and author of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor stressed the importance of teaching children how to work with tools.

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26 Jun

Winter Institute Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 15

To ensure every bookseller has the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Winter Institute, ABA has extended the application deadline to July 15.

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25 Jun
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A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

Booksellers who attended Ci6 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming this week; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

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21 Jun
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The Clock’s Ticking: Apply for a Winter Institute Scholarship Now

Booksellers have until June 30 to apply for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute via a form on BookWeb.

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