Events

25 Apr

Get Ready for Independent Bookstore Day

The national celebration of Independent Bookstore Day will take place on Saturday, April 28. Here are some last-minute reminders.

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25 Apr

ABA Education at BookExpo to Highlight Diversity and Inclusion Tactics for Booksellers

At this year’s BookExpo, member booksellers can participate in a roundtable discussion to learn new ways to implement diversity and inclusion in their stores.

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24 Apr

Inventor and Autism Spokesperson Temple Grandin to Speak at Children’s Institute

Temple Grandin, author of the forthcoming Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor, will discuss her childhood love for inventors and the importance of kids having time to tinker.

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24 Apr

ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 31

ABA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, May 31, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center during BookExpo 2018. The Annual Meeting will be preceded by the Town Hall.

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24 Apr

Wi14 Scholarship Applications to Open May 2

Applications for the 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will be accepted starting May 2. The winning booksellers will be notified prior to the opening of registration in September.

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23 Apr

Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch

ABA members and friends of CBC can enjoy a lively lunch with 20 children’s book authors as they pitch their new projects at BookExpo 2018. Reserve your tickets now; space is limited.

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23 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

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23 Apr
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Booksellers Rave About Meet the Editor

The popular Meet the Editor program invites booksellers to experience the book editing process through in-person visits with editors at their New York City offices on May 30.

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18 Apr

BookExpo to Feature “The Vital Bookstore” Interactive Exhibit

The collaborative learning space will offer visitors insights into the best merchandising practices to help drive success and engagement for the in-store and community experience. 

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17 Apr
Calling all published booksellers

ABA to Showcase Bookseller Authors in Member Lounge at BookExpo

New this year, the Galley Room in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo will feature frontlist and backlist titles by booksellers. Members who would like to see their books featured should let ABA know.

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17 Apr

Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

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12 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in MIBA, MPIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held April 23 in St. Louis, Missouri, and April 25 in Evergreen, Colorado.

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12 Apr

Vote Now to Choose Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

All staff at ABA member stores are invited to cast their ballots to choose the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The voting deadline is May 2.

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10 Apr

ABA Code of Conduct Now Available on BookWeb

Following the American Booksellers Association’s announcement of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, the code has been posted on the Governance page on BookWeb.

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09 Apr

Booksellers Start Planning for Independent Bookstore Day

More than 500 indie booksellers across the country will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28. Here’s what some of them have planned.

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