Events

06 Jun

Ci6 to Feature Chelsea Clinton in Conversation With Lissa Muscatine

Lissa Muscatine of Politics and Prose Bookstore will interview Chelsea Clinton about her passion for books and reading.

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05 Jun

Ci6 Attendees to Get Exclusive Preview of New Netflix Series

Booksellers attending Children’s Institute are invited to a viewing party for the first two episodes of Hilda, premiering this fall on Netflix, based on the popular graphic novel series from Flying Eye Books.

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05 Jun
Children's Institute app

Children’s Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Ci6 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Children’s Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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05 Jun

B&N’s Len Riggio at BookExpo: The More Bookstores the Better

In his talk, Riggio discussed his early days in bookselling, the growth of Barnes & Noble, and his take on the current state of the bookselling industry. 

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04 Jun

Explore E-Commerce Options at Children’s Institute With the IndieCommerce Team

IndieCommerce staff will be on hand at the upcoming Children’s Institute in New Orleans to talk about ABA’s e-commerce services.

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01 Jun

ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers “Stronger Together”

The meeting included an announcement that ABA will invest in a U.S. version of Batch, an electronic invoicing and payment system used by booksellers in the U.K., with an anticipated rollout in early 2019.

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01 Jun
The ABA Board at the Town Hall meeting

Booksellers Discuss Range of Topics at ABA Town Hall at BookExpo

Topics at the American Booksellers Association’s Town Hall meeting at BookExpo 2018 included diversity initiatives, ABA’s new code of conduct, and support for the next generation of booksellers.

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31 May

Authors Honored at 18th Annual Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo

Booksellers attending the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BookExpo had the chance to recognize authors and illustrators whose books reflect the indie spirit.

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31 May

Indie Booksellers Flock to New York City for a Reimagined BookExpo

BookExpo 2018 offered new and exciting events and networking opportunities for independent booksellers over the course of three days.

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29 May

2018 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Award Winners Announced at BookExpo

The winners of the 11th annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were presented at the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo 2018 on Wednesday, May 30.

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29 May

ABA Honors Author James Patterson at BookExpo

Following the announcement of the author’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, ABA CEO Oren Teicher thanked Patterson for his efforts in championing indie bookstores.

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24 May

Registration Closes for ABC Children’s Institute

A record-breaking number of attendees will be heading to New Orleans next month for the ABC Children’s Institute. Registration for the event is now closed.

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23 May

A Q&A With Children’s Institute Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger of NPD Book

Risbridger will dive into the most recent trends in children’s books, including genre, format, buyer behavior, and more, and attendees will emerge with new insights to help them maximize their business.

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23 May

Binc’s “Heads or Tails” Fundraiser Planned for Children’s Institute

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation will host a fundraising game at next month’s Children’s Institute, where booksellers can donate money to Binc by buying flashing pins for a chance to win $250.

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22 May

BookExpo’s “The Vital Bookstore” to Feature Group Discussions

Topics include mixed merchandising, buying for margins, disaster preparedness, leveraging e-books and audiobooks, and more.

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