Events

22 May
Wednesday events at BookExpo

Full Day of Programming to Kick Off BookExpo on Wednesday, May 30

The trade show floor will feature more than 150 business-to-business exhibitors, and an array of education sessions and networking events will take place throughout the day.

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21 May

Let Your Voice Be Heard: ABA’s Town Hall and Annual Membership Meetings

The American Booksellers Association will hold its Town Hall and Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 31, at BookExpo. All ABA members are encouraged to attend.

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21 May
Jacqueline Woodson, Nic Stone, Jason Reynolds, Nick Offerman, and David Levithan

More than 40 Authors to Appear in ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo will have the opportunity to meet and have galleys signed by authors like Jacqueline Woodson, Nic Stone, Jason Reynolds, Nick Offerman, and David Levithan.

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21 May

Navigating BookExpo 2018: A Checklist

With BookExpo 2018 just one week away, now is a good time to revisit a checklist of recommendations from booksellers who have had success in achieving their key business goals at the show.

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18 May

18 Booksellers Named “Introduce an Indie” Scholarship Winners

The program will bring up-and-coming booksellers from around the country to BookExpo 2018 for the opportunity to be fully immersed in the book industry.

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18 May

BookExpo Announces In-Booth Editors’ Hours Schedule

Booksellers have four opportunities to engage in informal chats with editors in publisher booths between Wednesday, May 30, and Friday, June 1.

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17 May

BookExpo’s First-Ever Grand Opening Keynote to Feature B&N’s Len Riggio

Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio will focus his talk on the importance of brick-and-mortar stores, serving the modern reader, and the changing landscape of book retail.

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17 May
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Industry Insights to Offer ABACUS Assistance in ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit the lounge to meet with Michael Becher, who will answer questions about the survey, review the report’s features, and help booksellers prepare for submitting their store’s numbers.

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17 May

Get Your Tickets for the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

More than 150 pieces of original art will be up for grabs from authors such as Sophie Blackall, Floyd Cooper, Matthew Cordell, Emily Arnold McCully, Aliki, Chris Raschka, Nidhi Chanani, and Lita Judge.

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16 May

Stop By the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo

The ABA Member Lounge will be the place for booksellers to go for refreshments, one-on-one IndieCommerce consultations, meetings with special vendors, exclusive galleys, and more.

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16 May

A Q&A With Ci6 Keynote Speakers Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

The Hudsons are the editors of the upcoming children’s anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, which contains writing and artwork from 50 of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators.

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15 May

Last Call! Sign Up Now for Celebration of Bookselling, Kids’ Speed Dating Lunches

The deadlines are drawing near for booksellers hoping to sign up to mingle with authors at two stellar events at BookExpo.

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14 May

Ask Edelweiss: Submit Your Questions Now

Booksellers attending Children’s Institute are invited to submit questions about the Edelweiss+ platform and join one of two “Ask an Edelweiss Expert” sessions being held at the event.

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11 May

Claim Your Spot for Ci6 Chalkboard Lettering Workshop, Walking Tour

For just $30, booksellers attending next month’s Children’s Institute can reserve a spot for a chalkboard-lettering workshop with a New Orleans artist or a walking tour of the city’s famed French Quarter.

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11 May
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Pencils Ready? ABA to Offer Array of Education Sessions at BookExpo

Booksellers can gain a wealth of knowledge from education sessions on successful marketing strategies, diversity and inclusion tactics, and bookseller tools such as BookScan and Edelweiss+.

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