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02 Jul

Hitting the Road With Indie Booksellers: A Recap of the Full-Day Bookstore Tour at Ci7

Here from Tegan Tigani, ABA Board member and children’s book buyer at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, is a recap of the full-day bookstore tour held last week during the 2019 Children’s Institute.

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01 Jul

ABC Group Invites Recommendations for 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

Booksellers at all ABA member stores are encouraged to submit title recommendations by Friday, July 12, via the catalog’s online submission form.

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28 Jun

Indie Booksellers Bring Enthusiasm, Excitement to Seventh Annual Children’s Institute

The city of Pittsburgh welcomed 330 children’s booksellers from 230 indie bookstores, 70 authors, and numerous publishers and bookselling friends this week for the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute.

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28 Jun

Indie Bookstores Invited to Join Coordinated Cover Reveal for Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Son”

At 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 10, indie booksellers across the nation will unveil the book jacket and encourage customers to pre-order the title at their stores.

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27 Jun

James Patterson Honored at Children’s Institute

The author received a plaque in appreciation of his support of independent bookstores through his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus program and other initiatives.

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19 Jun

72 Hours in Pittsburgh: A Suggested Itinerary for Ci7

In the dozens of conversations I’ve had with friends and family about where my work travels are taking me next, I’ve been hearing the same refrain: “Pittsburgh is awesome!” See you there in seven days!

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19 Jun

Take a Sneak Peek at ABA’s Costumes for the Children’s Institute Costume Party!

ABA staff are putting the finishing touches on their costumes for the second Ci7 Welcome Reception and Costume Party, which all booksellers are encouraged to attend. 

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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

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

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

ABC Group Unveils 2019 Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Cover Art

An image from the picture book Babymoon (Candlewick), written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, is featured on the cover of the 2019 catalog.

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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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07 Jun

Won’t You Join Your Neighbors for Movie Night at Children’s Institute?

Attendees at the seventh Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh will be treated to a private screening of the recent Fred Rogers documentary.

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05 Jun

Children’s Institute at Your Fingertips: Download the Ci7 App

Attendees can use the app to access the Children’s Institute schedule, create customized agendas, message fellow attendees, view keynote speakers and appearing authors, and more.

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05 Jun

You’re Invited! Second Annual Costume Party to Take Place at Children’s Institute

The Ci7 Welcome Reception and Costume Party will kick off the 2019 Children’s Institute on Wednesday, June 26.

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