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01 Apr

ABA Board Election Begins Today

All main store members of ABA were sent an email with a link to the ballot for the 2020 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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23 Mar

Independent Bookstore Day Moves to August 29

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will tentatively take place on August 29, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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11 Mar

Last Call for Binc Higher Education Scholarship Applications

Today is the final day to apply for the scholarship program, which supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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09 Mar

Join ABA’s March 26 Marketing Meetup

Marketing and Technology Meetups will occur as normal through April; beginning in May, ABA will experiment with a new schedule of one Marketing Meetup and one Technology Meetup per month.

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04 Mar

An Update on Independent Bookstore Day Merch and Promotions

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will take place on April 25, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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04 Mar

Signup Opens for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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25 Feb

Join ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360

ABA will also hold a Technology Meetup on March 3, which will focus on using Ingram’s iPage for book orders, featuring a demonstration from Ingram’s Marsha Wood.

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24 Feb

March 1 Deadline to Register for 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

The campaign, which runs the entire month of July, brings together small business communities across the nation in hosting scavenger hunts for the striped and bespectacled picture book character. 

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24 Feb

Binc Higher Education Scholarship Application Process Underway

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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19 Feb

ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup to Look at Edelweiss360

Edelweiss360 is a new service that allows booksellers to efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers. 

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19 Feb

2020 BookExpo Hotel Reservations, Event Registration Underway

The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 27, through Friday, May 29.

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12 Feb

Registration Deadline March 1 for 2020 Find Waldo Local Campaign

The campaign, which runs the entire month of July, brings together small business communities across the nation in hosting scavenger hunts for the striped and bespectacled picture book character. 

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12 Feb

Applications Due March 11 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

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04 Feb

Join ABA’s February 27 Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360

This upcoming session focuses on Edelweiss360, a new service that allows booksellers to efficiently craft and send store-branded, personalized emails to customers based on individual purchase behavior and staff knowledge of customers. 

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29 Jan

Sign Up for ABA’s February 4 Technology Meetup

In this session, booksellers will learn about best practices for password security.

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