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