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24 Mar

BEA Announces This Year's Full Education Program

BookExpo America (BEA) has announced this year's full education conference program. BEA's education sessions will extend over four days, beginning Wednesday, June 1, and concluding on Saturday, June 4. All programming will take place at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York City, this year's convention site for BEA.

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17 Mar

World Music Publisher Boosts the Flavor of the Celebration of Bookselling

This year's Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo America will add the lively sounds of world music to the mix of booksellers, publishers, and Book Sense authors and awards. Putumayo World Music, publishers of upbeat compilations of international music on CDs, will be sponsoring the highly anticipated event, which is free and open to all show attendees, on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 p.m.

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17 Mar

BEA Announces Editor & Bookseller Buzz Forum Panelists

BookExpo America (BEA) has announced the panelists for this year's "Editor & Bookseller Buzz Forum." The Buzz Forum allows top publishing executives to present the one or two upcoming books they feel most passionate about to a gathering of booksellers, book reviewers, and other media and industry professionals.

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10 Mar

Children's Booksellers to Celebrate Books, Authors, and Anniversaries at BEA

Strains of "At the Copa" may be heard as children's booksellers make their way to BookExpo America 2005 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the first week in June. Educational programming for children's booksellers is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, and the day concludes with a dinner and auction at Manhattan's legendary Copacabana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC).

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10 Mar

ABA BEA Education Day Update

At the end of February, ABA published a first look at the presenters for its Thursday, June 2, "Day of Education" at BookExpo America 2005 (June 2 - 5, at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center).

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03 Mar

Bill Maher to Perform at BEA Book Industry Foundation Benefit

Comedian and author Bill Maher will perform for an audience of booksellers and other book industry professionals at this year's BookExpo America Book Industry Foundation Benefit. The exclusive, "closed" appearance on Saturday, June 4, at New York City's The Town Hall will benefit the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the Association of American Publishers Get Caught Reading Campaign.

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03 Mar

Kate Whouley Hopes to Give Booksellers a Whole New Perspective

At this year's BookExpo America, to be held from June 2 - 5 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, author and bookstore consultant Kate Whouley is hoping to help booksellers put a finger on what has always been an elusive, yet crucial, retail element: ambience -- that certain something that keeps customers coming back to the store.

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02 Mar

Registration Open for BEA Prospective Booksellers School

The popular ABA-sponsored Booksellers School for prospective and novice booksellers will be presented at BookExpoAmerica (BEA) 2005 in New York, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The school, which has helped hundreds of new booksellers learn the fundamentals of the business, will run from Wednesday, June 1 - Friday, June 3, and includes free admission to the trade show, which runs from June 2 - 5.

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24 Feb

ABA Announces Presenters for 'Day of Education' at BEA

This week, ABA announced the presenters for its Thursday, June 2, "Day of Education" at BookExpo America 2005 (June 2 - 5), at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center. A stellar list of bookselling experts will lead a rich and thorough series of educational offerings with one goal in mind -- to help booksellers increase their bookstores' bottom line.

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17 Feb

Al Franken to Host ABA's Celebration of Bookselling

Booksellers and other industry professionals attending ABA's Celebration of Bookselling at this year's BookExpo America (BEA) will be treated to an event hosted by multitalented performer Al Franken.

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10 Feb

Mike Wallace and John Irving Among Authors Featured on BEA Events Program

Mike Wallace
photo courtesy of CBS News

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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25 Jan

Hotel ABA - NYC Confirmation Deadline Imminent

Now that ABA has announced its BookExpo America Education Program Schedule, ABA member booksellers who have pre-registered for Hotel ABA - NYC should be sure to send arrival and departure dates and credit card information to Travel Tech (BEA's travel company) by January 31 to ensure their reservations. On February 1, pre-reservations that have not been confirmed will be cancelled.

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20 Jan

ABA Announces BEA Education Program Schedule

BookExpo America (BEA) will be held from Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, and ABA has once again planned a Thursday full of free educational programming open to all owners and employees of ABA member bookstores who have registered for BEA.

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06 Jan

Book Sense Book of the Year Balloting Begins in Revamped Style

The American Booksellers Association has launched a new, streamlined balloting process for the 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards. In a break from the past, the initial round of voting to choose five finalists in each category has been eliminated, and voting is now open to all booksellers from every regular member bookstore.

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05 Jan

2005 Hotel ABA Reservation Confirmation Required

ABA member booksellers who have pre-registered for the Hotel ABA - NYC at BookExpo America (BEA) 2005 must send arrival and departure dates and credit card information to Travel Tech (BEA's travel company) by January 31 to ensure their reservations. Otherwise, pre-reservations will be canceled on February 1.

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