BTW Articles

27 May
Stamped Book Club flier

“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Extended

The popular book club will now meet through June 3 to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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26 May
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Join the ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall on June 11

Booksellers will be emailed a link to join the presentation; publishers will have the opportunity to watch the event via livestream.

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27 May
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Hear About Upcoming Debut Titles at the June 4 Indies Introduce Presentation

Indies Introduce bookseller panelists and debut authors will take part in a special virtual event to present the adult titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2020 program.

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27 May
ABA Coffee Break

Talk With Colleagues at the Next ABA Coffee Break

With a new schedule launching in June, this regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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20 May
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

Hachette, Macmillan Launch Reopening Programs for Indie Bookstores

As independent bookstores look to reopen following COVID-19 shutdowns, Hachette and Macmillan have developed reopening programs for American Booksellers Association member stores.

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20 May

Virtual Children’s Institute Scheduled for July 15–16

The event is open to all ABA member booksellers. Watch upcoming issues of Bookselling This Week for details about programming and links to participate.

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19 May

June 4 Marketing Meetup to Look at Customer Retention

Jordan Brannon and Cass Cross of Coalition Technologies will return to discuss how to maximize the value of each new visitor to your site through social media marketing, retargeting, paid advertising, and more. 

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20 May

Magnolia Pictures Invites Booksellers to Bring the Cinema to Their Stores

Bookstore customers can watch literary-themed documentaries online, with a portion of proceeds going back to the hosting bookstore.

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20 May

Sign Up for Book Group Speed Dating

On Friday, May 29, ReadingGroupGuides.com will host a virtual version of its annual Book Group Speed Dating Event, which typically takes place during BookExpo.

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20 May

Nominations Underway for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” Contest

For 2020, Readers Digest is inviting people to recognize those in their lives who have stood up against COVID-19 as part of Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness.

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