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14 Mar

Rock Bottom Remainders All-Star Band Reunites to Play BEA

Move over Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. The latest reunion news in rock ‘n’ roll is that BookExpo America’s house band is returning.

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13 Mar

Michael Moore Joins ABFFE Author Auction

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13 Mar

BEA Free Speech Panel Features Moore, Kingsolver, and Hentoff

Filmmaker Michael Moore, author of the bestselling Stupid White Men, is joining novelist Barbara Kingsolver and distinguished journalist Nat Hentoff on the BEA panel "'911': Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis," set for Friday, May 3, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The panel will examine the state of free speech in the U.S.

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07 Mar

BEA 2002 Covers Children's Books

Programming for children’s booksellers looks stronger than ever at this year’s BookExpo America (BEA), as, for the first time, the Association of Booksellers for Ch

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07 Mar

Still Time to RSVP for ABA's Open House in May

ABA Bookseller members can still RSVP for the Open House at ABA headquarters in Tarrytown, New York, which will be held on May 1, 2002, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The event is a special way to welcome booksellers to BookExpo America and the ABA Annual Convention, as the show returns to New York for the first time since 1991.

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05 Mar

Book Sense Reading Room at BEA to Feature Auster, DiCamillo, Erdrich, and Malone

ABA has announced the lineup for the 2002 Book Sense Reading Room, to be held at BookExpo America on Saturday, May 4, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The annual event, long a bookseller favorite, features four talented writers reading in a relaxed, intimate setting. In the past, such authors as Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Alice McDermott, and Ann Patchett have appeared at the Reading Room. There is no charge for the Reading Room, and the event is open to all badged attendees.

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28 Feb

ABA Sponsors 'Fundamentals of Independent Bookselling' at BEA

In an era where there is more retail space devoted to selling books than ever before, starting, sustaining, and growing a profitable bookstore business requires that each person in a management role fully understand the fundamentals of book retailing. From May 1 through May 3, ABA is sponsoring a three-day booksellers school to help booksellers deal with crucial business issues in "Fundamentals of Independent Bookselling -- Strategies for Understanding and Growing a Profitable Business," at this year’s BookExpo America.

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28 Feb

Watch for the Mail -- BEA Registration Booklet to Arrive Soon

Booksellers should be on the lookout for the BookExpo America event program and registration booklet, which should arrive by mail the first week of March, according to BEA.

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28 Feb

Welcome to New York! ABA Organizes a Pre-BEA Open House for Booksellers

It’s not too late for booksellers members to RSVP for the Open House at ABA headquarters in Tarrytown, New York, which will be held on May 1, 2002, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The event is a special way to welcome booksellers to BookExpo America and the ABA Annual Convention, as the show returns to New York for the first time since 1991.

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21 Feb

ABA Programming at BEA Connects Booksellers With Colleagues

Special ABA programming on Saturday, May 4, at the 2002 BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City will offer a wide range of networking opportunities with other booksellers, and a chance to learn the latest on ABA programs from association staff.

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14 Feb

Doris Kearns Goodwin to Host 2002 Celebration of Bookselling at BEA

ABA announced this week that the distinguished historian and writer Doris Kearns Goodwin will serve as host for the 2002 Celebration of Bookselling -- ABA's and Book Sense's annual reception for attendees of BookExpo America (BEA). Goodwin is the author of several bestsellers, including No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Home Front During World War II and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, as well as the memoir Wait Till Next Year.

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14 Feb

ABA Sponsors Fundamentals of Independent Bookselling at BEA

Fundamentals of Independent Bookselling -- Strategies for Understanding and Growing a Profitable Business
Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Friday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.

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08 Feb

Biographical Info About Authors in ABFFE Author Auction


Judy Blume is one of the best loved -- and most frequently censored -- authors. Her novels for both kids and adults have sold over 75 million copies, including Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Superfudge; Blubber; Just As Long as We're Together; Forever; and, most recently, Summer Sisters.

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07 Feb

Thursday at BEA Is Bookseller Education Day

There will be a particularly strong focus on professional development, education, and networking at this year's BookExpo America -- a centerpiece of which will be a full day of programming on Thursday, May 2, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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07 Feb

ABA Sponsors Open House for Booksellers to Kick Off ABA Convention

With BookExpo America and the ABA Annual Convention back in New York for the first time since 1991, ABA is inviting bookseller members from around the country to visit the association offices on Wednesday, May 1, 2002, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The offices are located just 20 miles north of New York City in the village of Tarrytown, along the historic Hudson River, and just across from Washington Irving's home. The ABA Board of Directors and ABA staff will be on hand at the open house to show booksellers around.

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