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10 Apr

Reminder: Voting Open for ABA’s Board of Directors Election

Ballots are due April 30 for the 2019 ABA Board of Directors elections. The nominees for four director spots are Jenny Cohen, Bradley Graham, Kris Kleindienst, and Chris Morrow, as well as Jamie Fiocco for president.

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03 Apr

Last Call: Sign Up by April 5 for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers in one of two shifts to talk about their newest books.

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29 Mar

ABA Board Election Now Underway

All main store members of ABA were sent an e-mail with a link to the ballot for the 2019 Board of Directors elections and biographical information on each of the candidates. Ballots are due April 30.

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29 Mar

Share Your Brilliance! ABA to Call for Education Proposals for Winter Institute 2020

The April 10 issue of BTW will feature a link to an online form booksellers and other industry professionals can use to pitch topics for Winter Institute education sessions along with presenters and moderators.

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26 Mar

Less Than Two Weeks Left to Sign Up for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Booksellers who participate will meet with groups of editors from different publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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25 Mar

Sign Up Now for Pittsburgh Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers who sign up will have the opportunity to take either a full-day or a half-day tour of Pittsburgh’s independent bookstores.

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25 Mar

Binc Kicks Off Third Bookseller Survey

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2019 survey is open now through April 6 to all book industry professionals. Responders will be eligible to win a grand prize.

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20 Mar

Sign Up Now to Play Quidditch at 2019 Children’s Institute

Attendees will be invited to play and learn the Harry Potter-inspired sport alongside members of the Steel City Quidditch Club, an internationally recognized club team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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06 Mar

Sign Up by April 5 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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27 Feb

March 1 Deadline Approaching for 2019 Find Waldo Local Celebration

Registration will be capped at 250 ABA member stores for the July event, which serves as a campaign to promote the value of shopping locally.

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27 Feb

Applications Due March 5 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2019 scholarship program was revised this year to support booksellers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals.

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20 Feb

Dozens of Indie Bookstores to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

As events are scheduled, Glory Edim, who launched Well-Read Black Girl in 2015, will promote indie bookstores on her social media platform and encourage followers to ask their local store to host a book club.

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12 Feb

Sign Up Now to Host a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Stores that sign on to host book clubs will receive a window display kit from Random House and be featured on an interactive online map of indie bookstores hosting events.

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29 Jan

2019 BookExpo Registration Opens

The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31.

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28 Jan

Signup Underway to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl, founded by Glory Edim, provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

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