ABC Children’s Institute

15 Jun
Jessica Stauffer and Gen de Botton Ci6 costume party

Guess ABA’s Costumes for the Children’s Institute Costume Party!

ABA staff are putting the finishing touches on their costumes for the 10th Children’s Institute Costume Party, which all attendees are encouraged to participate in.

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20 Apr
Win a scholarship to Ci10 by Reporting Bestsellers

Last Chance to Win a Ci10 Scholarship for Reporting Sales

ABA member stores on qualifying Point of Sale systems have been sent instructions in recent weeks. Stores that make the required changes before April 26, 2022 will be entered into a drawing for a Ci10 scholarship.

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30 Mar
Children's Institute 2022 (Ci10)

Win a Ci10 Scholarship for Reporting Sales

The final chance at a scholarship to the 10th annual Children’s Institute in Phoenix, Arizona this summer is available for many stores reporting sales for the Indie Bestseller lists and BookScan industry tracking tool.

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15 Mar
Children's Institute 2022 (Ci10)

44 Booksellers Win Scholarships to Children’s Institute

Here are the booksellers that have won scholarships to Children's Institute. 

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17 Sep
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Children’s Institute Education: What You Need to Know Part II

This is the second in a two-part recap of 2021 Children’s Institute (Ci9) education, which features three key points from each session.

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10 Sep
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Recordings From Children’s Institute Available Now

Please note: not all recordings are currently available. Watch Bookselling This Week for updates.

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10 Sep

Children’s Institute Presents Keynotes on Joy and Music

Watch recordings of these keynotes now on the Education Resources page on 

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07 Apr

2021 Children’s Institute to Go Virtual

Attendees can expect all their favorite programs to return during the virtual event. Registration will open on June 15. 

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20 Jan
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2021 Children’s Institute Moves to Late Summer

The 9th annual Children’s Institute, slated for June 2021, will now take place August 30–September 1 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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23 Jul
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Children’s Institute Videos, Session Recaps Now on BookWeb

Over the course of two days, booksellers joined together for education sessions, keynotes, rep picks, and virtual hangouts to celebrate children’s books and bookselling.

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22 Jul

Virtual Children’s Institute a Hit Among Attendees

Over the course of two days, booksellers joined together for education sessions, keynotes, rep picks, and virtual hangouts to celebrate children’s books and bookselling.

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21 Jul

Ci8 in Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft on Their Lives as Writers

During the conversation, Alexander and Craft reflected on the importance of bookstores in their lives and their careers.

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