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24 Jul

Get Schooled: Watch Ci7 Education Session Videos Now on BookWeb

Topics include author event grids, conducting a diversity audit, the art of reading aloud, and more.

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24 Jul

Booksellers Glean Insight from IndieCommerce/Point-of-Sale User Groups

“It’s always incredibly helpful to talk to someone else who uses your POS and with the provider as well,” said Hannah Oliver Depp of Loyalty Bookstore.

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24 Jul

Ci7 Education: Conducting a Diversity Audit

During the session, booksellers learned how to assess the inclusiveness of their inventory by conducting a diversity audit. A full video of the session is available on BookWeb.

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17 Jul

Help ABA Plan for the 2020 Children’s Institute

Booksellers who attended the 2019 Children’s Institute are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey and sign into the Children’s Institute app to complete session evaluations.

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17 Jul

Ci7 Education: The Art of Reading Aloud

During the session, attendees not only learned about how to implement a fun and engaging story time in their stores, but participated in a story time themselves. 

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16 Jul

Ci7 Education: Advanced Bookselling — Author Event Grids

In this session, attendees heard tips for the perfect pitch, how to create a great general event profile, how to request access to author grids, and more.

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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Buying & Selling — Subscription Boxes

At this session on subscription boxes, booksellers learned about best practices for marketing, inventory control, options for special services, how to select categories, fulfillment management, and order tracking.

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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

At Children’s Institute, booksellers gathered to hear from Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and discuss ideas for fostering diversity and representation in stores and communities.

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09 Jul

A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

Booksellers who attended Ci7 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming soon; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

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03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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02 Jul

2019 BookExpo Silent Art Auction, Ci7 Art Raffle Raise Over $23,000

The benefiting organizations for the auction and the raffle, ABFE and Every Child a Reader, each promote the freedom to read.

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02 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Alyssa Milano on the Importance of Activism

Milano appeared in conversation with Kris Kleindienst to talk about the first book in her upcoming middle-grade series as well as her lifelong efforts as a social activist.

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02 Jul

Hitting the Road With Indie Booksellers: A Recap of the Full-Day Bookstore Tour at Ci7

Here from Tegan Tigani, ABA Board member and children’s book buyer at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, is a recap of the full-day bookstore tour held last week during the 2019 Children’s Institute.

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28 Jun

Booksellers at Ci7 Talk Event Strategies at Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Workshop

Booksellers gathered to share ideas and discuss the issue of diversity in booksellers’ stores and communities. 

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28 Jun

First Children’s Institute Town Hall Tackles Industry Problems and Solutions

Topics discussed included more education targeted to different types of bookstores, bookseller sustainability, and how children’s books are publicly perceived.

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