ABC Children’s Institute

04 Mar
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Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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26 Feb
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Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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12 Feb

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 8th Annual Children’s Institute

Booksellers should take a look at the many exciting events on tap for this year’s event and be ready to register for Ci8 at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19.

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17 Dec

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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26 Nov

ABA to Look at Offering Childcare for Children’s Institute

While there was not enough interest to offer the service at Winter Institute, ABA will research childcare services for the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson.

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31 Oct

Scholarship Application Process Ongoing for ABC Children’s Institute 2020

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Sep

Scholarship Application Process Opens for 2020 ABC Children’s Institute

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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28 Aug
Denise Phillips of Gathering Volumes bookstore

Bookseller Launches Teen Book Festival After Attending Ci7 Events University

“The big takeaway from Events University was that launching a festival is feasible, and it is possible to do it without an army,” said Gathering Volumes owner Denise Phillips.

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21 Aug

Revisit Children’s Institute With This Roundup of BTW’s Coverage

For booksellers who attended the event and for those who did not, here are links to all of the articles that BTW has published on Children’s Institute education sessions, plus a link to session videos.

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14 Aug

Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2020

The ABC Children’s Group’s 2020 Children’s Institute will be held in Tucson, Arizona, from Monday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 24.

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14 Aug

Ci7 Education: Small Acts for Financial Gain

Bookstore panelists spoke about how to identify small costs that add up, where to look for savings, small actions booksellers can take to impact overall savings and sales, and more.

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13 Aug

Ci7 Education: Events University

The session offered booksellers the opportunity to learn best practices for hosting events in-store and off-site, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues.

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07 Aug
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Ci7 Education: Marketing Events to Ensure a Home Run

Booksellers shared information about opportunities for advertisement; areas for potential partnerships for cross-marketing; marketing timelines; using social media to maximize your posts’ impact; and more.

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07 Aug

Ci7 Education: Small Footprint, Big Impact

Attendees learned about the logistics of hosting an in-store event; crowd management in a small space; inventory management in a small stockroom; and keeping it fresh with inventive displays.

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