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24 Feb
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ABA Membership Year Ends; Renew Your Dues Now

The membership year for all members is February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022. The renewal process only takes a minute. 

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24 Feb
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Nominations Sought for 2021 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by March 15.

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24 Feb
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Register for Independent Bookstore Day Today

Booksellers who wish to participate and appear on the searchable map must register for the event by the end of today, Wednesday, February 24.

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09 Feb

Start Making Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers planning to participate in Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24, can check out a number of ideas for virtual and in-person celebrations to get the inspiration flowing.

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08 Feb
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Renew Your ABA Dues Now

Membership with ABA ended on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure they continue to receive member benefits. 

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02 Feb
Winter 2020-2021 Reading Group Guide

February 4 Deadline to Send Customers ABA’s Winter Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Stores have until February 4 to sign up to send the second installment of a digital version of the flier to their customers, featuring Family and Coming of Age, Nonfiction and Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, and Other Worlds titles.

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02 Feb

February 5 Deadline to Order Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise

Booksellers can use the order form to sign up to participate in Bookstore Day and/or place orders for items to sell during the event.

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27 Jan

Order Literary Merch and Tote Bags for Independent Bookstore Day

The 2021 Bookstore Day tote bags are sponsored by Simon & Schuster and wholesale for $40 for each multiple of 10 (price includes shipping). The deadline to order is Wednesday, February 10.

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27 Jan
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Sign Up for Virtual Winter Institute to See Notable Keynote Speakers and Chat With 120+ Authors

Booksellers have until Friday to register for Winter Institute, which will feature bestselling authors Lauren Groff, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Colson Whitehead, as well as futurist and author David Johnson.

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26 Jan
Let's Talk About Pre-Orders!

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, as well as big titles that have good pre-order potential.

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26 Jan
Save the date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Annual Meeting & Town Hall

Save the Date: ABA Virtual Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 27

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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26 Jan
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ABA Dues Renewals Underway

Membership with ABA ends on January 31, 2021, so booksellers are encouraged to complete their dues renewal form on BookWeb to ensure a continuation of benefits. 

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20 Jan
Winter 2020-2021 Reading Group Guide

Send Customers ABA’s Winter Reading Group Guide E-newsletter

Stores have until February 4 to sign up to send the second installment of a digital version of the flier to their customers, featuring Family and Coming of Age, Nonfiction and Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, and Other Worlds titles.

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20 Jan
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20 Jan

Sign Up Now to Participate in Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers have until February 5 to sign up to participate in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) and/or place orders for special literary-themed merchandise to sell during the event. 

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