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30 Jun

Publishers Join in to Sponsor White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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30 Jun

Kids’ Indies Introduce Authors on Being Chosen for the Program

At Children’s Institute later this month, the debut authors will appear alongside booksellers to talk about their books.

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29 Jun

Sign Up for Virtual IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at Children’s Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up 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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24 Jun

Virtual Children’s Institute to Feature ASL Interpretation

Handwriter Ink will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for a number of events at Ci8, sponsored in part by Libro.fm.

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23 Jun
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Get on the Waitlist for the White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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23 Jun
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Blue Willow’s Cathy Berner on the Wonder of Author Isaac Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, “an unapologetic supporter of indie bookstores and booksellers,” is the keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Children’s Institute, to be held July 15–16. Booksellers can register now.

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17 Jun

Sign Up for Virtual IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at Children’s Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up 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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16 Jun
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Don’t Miss the Virtual Children’s Institute: Register Now

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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10 Jun

Children’s Institute Registration Underway

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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27 May

Author Isaac Fitzgerald to Present Keynote at Virtual Children’s Institute

Fitzgerald is the indie bookstore champion who hosted a young adult tweet-a-thon and produced a YouTube video to urge support of #SaveIndieBookstores during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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