Children’s Bookselling

21 Jul

Ci8 in Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft on Their Lives as Writers

During the conversation, Alexander and Craft reflected on the importance of bookstores in their lives and their careers.

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21 Jul
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Ci8 Virtual Keynote: Isaac Fitzgerald on the Importance of Children’s Bookselling

“You bring literature, and with it, everything from hope to despair to rage to joy to the freedom of adventure, to the readers who need it more than anything," said Fitzgerald in his address to booksellers. 

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15 Jul
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8th Annual Children’s Institute Underway, More to Come

Today, booksellers at the 8th annual Children’s Institute attended two education sessions, an antiracism workshop, an Indies Introduce presentation, and more. Programming continues tomorrow.

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15 Jul
Elephant Poster that reads "Some can't wear a mask. But everyone else needs one!"

Country Bookshop Teams With Author/Illustrator Matthew Myers to Promote Masks

Booksellers looking to promote mask-wearing in their stores are welcome to download and use the images Myers has created.

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08 Jul
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Watch Your Inbox: Children’s Institute Event Link to Arrive July 10

On Friday, July 10, ABA will send out all the information that registered booksellers need to access the range of virtual events taking place during Children’s Institute.

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08 Jul

All Children’s Institute Attendees Invited to July 15 Virtual Hangout

Booksellers, authors, publishers, and guests will meet up in virtual rooms to connect during this (socially distant) party.

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08 Jul

Authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft to Appear in Conversation at Virtual Ci8

During the session, Alexander and Craft will discuss their careers as writers, their lives as readers, and their experiences being two of only five Black authors to win Newbery Awards.

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08 Jul

Can’t Make it to the Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Ci8? Let ABA Know

Many booksellers are waitlisted for this workshop; registered booksellers who cannot attend should let ABA know by the end of the day on July 9 so waiting booksellers can take their place.

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08 Jul
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Tobly McSmith on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Stay Gold”

Stay Gold is one of those rare novels that reads easily and has comic romantic appeal, but punches hard realism into your gut,” said Joy Preble of Brazos Bookstore.

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07 Jul

ABA Business Partners Available for Meetings at the Ci8 Expo

The Expo section of the event offers an area for booksellers to meet with vendors, including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Booklog, Drag Queen Story Hour, and We Need Diverse Books.

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01 Jul
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Last Call to Register for Children’s Institute; Deadline Extended to July 3

Recently added to the schedule is a session featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in conversation. 

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30 Jun

Publishers Join in to Sponsor White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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