ABC Children’s Institute

11 May

Claim Your Spot for Ci6 Chalkboard Lettering Workshop, Walking Tour

For just $30, booksellers attending next month’s Children’s Institute can reserve a spot for a chalkboard-lettering workshop with a New Orleans artist or a walking tour of the city’s famed French Quarter.

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09 May

A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

Here, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses the numerous events and programs taking place at BookExpo later this month in New York City and looks ahead to next month’s Children’s Institute.

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08 May
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Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced

Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 55 publisher sponsors, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and Publishers Weekly, 79 booksellers have received a scholarship to attend Children’s Institute.

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08 May

Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 70 Authors and Illustrators

More than 70 authors and illustrators will appear at next month’s ABC Children’s Institute over the course of three days of keynote presentations, featured talks, and special events.

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08 May

Author and Wellness Expert Mallika Chopra to Speak at Children’s Institute

At Ci6, Mallika Chopra will share practical tips from her forthcoming children’s how-to meditation book, Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More.

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01 May

Ci6 Consultation Station to Feature 11 Business Service Providers

The Consultation Station at the sixth Children’s Institute will feature representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers.

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01 May

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at BookExpo, Children’s Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff at BookExpo 2018 in New York City or the upcoming Children’s Institute in New Orleans.

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24 Apr

Inventor and Autism Spokesperson Temple Grandin to Speak at Children’s Institute

Temple Grandin, author of the forthcoming Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor, will discuss her childhood love for inventors and the importance of kids having time to tinker.

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17 Apr

Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

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27 Mar

Booksellers Talk Up Children’s Institute Ahead of Sixth Annual Event

Michelle Shaver of Carmichael’s Bookstore called Children’s Institute “invaluable in terms of generating new programming ideas and creating connections within the bookselling community.”

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