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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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21 Jul
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Ci8 Virtual Keynote: Isaac Fitzgerald on the Importance of Children’s Bookselling

“You bring literature, and with it, everything from hope to despair to rage to joy to the freedom of adventure, to the readers who need it more than anything," said Fitzgerald in his address to booksellers. 

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15 Jul
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8th Annual Children’s Institute Underway, More to Come

Today, booksellers at the 8th annual Children’s Institute attended two education sessions, an antiracism workshop, an Indies Introduce presentation, and more. Programming continues tomorrow.

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08 Jul
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Watch Your Inbox: Children’s Institute Event Link to Arrive July 10

On Friday, July 10, ABA will send out all the information that registered booksellers need to access the range of virtual events taking place during Children’s Institute.

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08 Jul

All Children’s Institute Attendees Invited to July 15 Virtual Hangout

Booksellers, authors, publishers, and guests will meet up in virtual rooms to connect during this (socially distant) party.

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08 Jul

Can’t Make it to the Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Ci8? Let ABA Know

Many booksellers are waitlisted for this workshop; registered booksellers who cannot attend should let ABA know by the end of the day on July 9 so waiting booksellers can take their place.

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08 Jul

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team One-on-One at Children’s Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for virtual one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

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07 Jul

ABA Business Partners Available for Meetings at the Ci8 Expo

The Expo section of the event offers an area for booksellers to meet with vendors, including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Booklog, Drag Queen Story Hour, and We Need Diverse Books.

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01 Jul
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Last Call to Register for Children’s Institute; Deadline Extended to July 3

Recently added to the schedule is a session featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in conversation. 

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