BTW Articles

29 Jan

A Look at 15 Years of Winter Institute Locations

From Long Beach in 2006 to Baltimore in 2020, here’s a map highlighting all of the locations that have hosted (or will soon host) indie booksellers for this annual event.

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28 Jan
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Signup Underway to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl, founded by Glory Edim, provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

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28 Jan

Keep ABA in the Loop: Tell Us About Changes at Your Store

A new section on the American Booksellers Association’s website invites booksellers to create a store profile, adjust their e-mail preferences, and update their current store buyers.

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28 Jan

Sign Up to Become a Children’s Book Week Event Host

More than 150 indie stores have already registered to serve as event hosts for the April 29–May 5 celebration.

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28 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Orders Due February 1

Booksellers have just a couple more days to place their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

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25 Jan

14th Annual Winter Institute Highlights Indie Resurgence as New and Veteran Booksellers Come Together

Approximately 700 booksellers from 387 stores joined more than 150 authors, 120 publisher partners, and nearly 50 international guests at ABA’s largest educational event.

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09 May

ABA to Present Four Education Sessions at BookExpo 2017

ABA education at BookExpo 2017 will feature sessions on hiring for diversity, selling controversial books, and migrating to Edelweiss+, as well as a session for authors interested in working with indies.

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15 Nov

2018 BookExpo Registration Opens

Booksellers can register now for BookExpo 2018, which will be held at New York’s Javits Convention Center from Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1.

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29 Nov

Register Now for BookExpo 2018

ABA member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo 2018 and take advantage of a great rate at Hotel ABA — The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel.

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14 Feb

ABC/CBC Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Honor Ashley Bryan

The silent auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, featuring the Children’s and Teen Book Awards, will honor beloved author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. BookExpo registration is underway.

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