ABC Children’s Institute

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19 Jun

Ci7 Attendees: Remember to Pack Books to Donate to Pittsburgh’s OASIS Tutoring Program

OASIS helps high-need children in first through fourth grades learn to read at grade level with the help of volunteer adults over age 50.

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19 Jun

ABA to Hold First-Ever Children’s Institute Town Hall

The event will provide booksellers with the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns and to share ideas with ABA Board members and staff in a less formal setting. 

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19 Jun

Registration Now Closed for Children’s Institute

Booksellers can reach out to ABA directly for last-minute entry into the ABC Children’s Institute and sign up on-site for the Events University, quidditch, and bookstore tours.

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19 Jun

Ci7 App: Use the Map

Children’s Institute attendees can check out maps of the host hotel and the city of Pittsburgh on the Ci7 app, among other helpful features.

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19 Jun

Booksellers to “Mix & Mingle” With Publisher Sponsors at Children’s Institute

Participating bookstores and publisher sponsors will meet for five minutes each, providing an opportunity to productively address issues of concern one-on-one.

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19 Jun

A Checklist for Children’s Institute First-Timers

For many first-timers — or even seventh-timers — the event can be an overwhelming maze of education sessions, publisher talks, author signings, and networking opportunities. Here are some tips that can help.

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12 Jun

Check Out the Children’s Institute Consultation Station and Meet ABA’s Affiliated Business Partners

The Consultation Station, located in the Doubletree’s GreenTree Ballroom Foyer, will be open on Thursday, June 27, for two separate time blocks.

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12 Jun

Snag Your Spot for Quidditch, Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in a quidditch match at Ci7, where they will be coached by Pittsburgh’s Steel City Quidditch Club. Registration for bookstore tours is still open as well.

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12 Jun

Glory Edim to Lead Well-Read Black Girl Workshop at Children’s Institute

Attendees who are interested in starting their own Well-Read Black Girl book clubs can participate in an interactive education workshop with founder Glory Edim.

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11 Jun

Raise Money for Binc! Play the Heads or Tails Game at Children’s Institute

Throughout the institute, booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying festive, flashing pins for the opportunity to win $250.

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11 Jun

Children’s Institute Book Drive to Collect Titles for Local Literacy Organization

ABA will be collecting children’s books for the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, which is affiliated with Literacy Pittsburgh, at the Welcome Desk and Ask ABA Desk.

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10 Jun

IndieCommunication: One-on-One Meetings at Ci7; Upcoming Marketing Meetups

The most recent IndieCommunication reminded booksellers to schedule a one-on-one session at Children’s Institute and to participate in three upcoming marketing meetups.

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10 Jun

Tips for Showcasing Children’s Institute on Social Media

The ABC Children’s Institute is a perfect opportunity to share a unique bookselling experience with customers, friends and family, and fellow booksellers on social media.

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10 Jun

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Last year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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10 Jun

Ci7 App: Make Your Own Schedule

Among other functions, the app allows users to access the Children’s Institute schedule along with full session descriptions, and then create their own customized agendas.

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