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07 May

Discover More ABA Programming at BookExpo: Board Discussion Groups and POS Roundtables

ABA programming at BookExpo this year will include bookseller discussion groups led by ABA Board members and roundtable discussions of various POS systems.

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07 May

Make the ABA Website Your Own With Shelf-Talkers and Store Photos

Booksellers are encouraged to send in photos and shelf-talkers for “Featured Shelf-talkers” and “Bookstore Showcase,” two special features on BookWeb.org that highlight individual bookstores.

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01 May

2019 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

The winning authors and illustrators will be honored at the upcoming ABA Indies Choice Book Awards, taking place on Thursday, May 30, at this year’s BookExpo trade show.

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01 May

Register by May 3 for ABA Special Programming at BookExpo

Booksellers can visit BookWeb.org to sign up for “Meet the Editor” or to get on the waiting list for “Publicists Speed Dating.”

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01 May

ABA Celebrates Grand Opening of The Lit. Bar, the Bronx’s New Bookstore/Wine Bar

On April 27, CEO Oren Teicher represented the American Booksellers Association at the grand opening of The Lit. Bar, the new independent bookstore and wine bar in the South Bronx.

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01 May

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Getting Started

Here, from Well-Read Black Girl book club founder Glory Edim, is the first chapter in the WRBG Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide, which will help participating booksellers launch their book club.

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01 May

Suggested Titles Announced for Upcoming Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and ABA have provided a list of titles for participating book clubs to try in June, July, and August.

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01 May

ABA Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results

The results of balloting by the bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association to elect four directors to serve on the ABA Board, plus a new president and vice president, are now official.

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24 Apr

Last Chance to Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

Booksellers have until the end of the day today, April 24, to vote for their favorite titles from a list of finalists chosen by a jury of booksellers.

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24 Apr

Spring Forum Coming Up in NAIBA Region

The Spring Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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24 Apr

Take Note: April 30 Deadline to Vote in ABA Board of Directors Election

The bookseller nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.

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24 Apr

ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 30

The meeting agenda will include announcing the results of ABA’s election, reports from the Board of Directors and staff on the association’s activities over the past year, and updates on new and ongoing initiatives.

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23 Apr

Remember to Report to the Indie Bestseller List

As Independent Bookstore Day approaches this Saturday, April 27, stores are reminded to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during the busy weekend to demonstrate the power of independents.

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23 Apr

Pittsburgh’s DoubleTree Hotel Promises a Green Children’s Institute

The DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree has committed to maintaining recycling and sustainable practices during the event, which takes place June 26-28.

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23 Apr

ABA Debuts New Pre-Order Features

ABA has debuted the new pre-order badge, which allows IndieCommerce stores to flag titles available for pre-order, and the new “Just Added” feature, which indicates new entries on ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar.

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