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23 Feb

Publisher Education Session to Detail Indie Bookstore Financials

ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors are invited to register now for an executive briefing on the state of independent bookstores, to be held in New York City on Tuesday, March 13.

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23 Feb

March 1 Deadline for Find Waldo Local Registration

ABA member booksellers have until Thursday, March 1, to sign up for the seventh annual celebration of Find Waldo Local, the shop local scavenger hunt held every July at small businesses nationwide.

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20 Feb

#HarperCollinsLovesIndies to Showcase Dozens of Bookstores in 2018

HarperCollins Publishers is inviting independent bookstores from across the United States to create Facebook Live videos that show off what makes them special.

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20 Feb

Share Your Story for a Chance to Win a Grant From FedEx

Through March 28, small businesses are invited to enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest for a chance to win one of 10 grants. One grand prize winner will receive $25,000.

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20 Feb

Top 5 Reasons to Apply for a Binc Scholarship Today

As the Book Industry Charitable Foundation enters the final weeks of the Higher Education Scholarship Program application period, here are five reasons to apply now.

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14 Feb

ABC/CBC Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Honor Ashley Bryan

The silent auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, featuring the Children’s and Teen Book Awards, will honor beloved author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. BookExpo registration is underway.

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12 Feb

Sign Up for Find Waldo Local 2018

ABA member booksellers have until Thursday, March 1, to sign up for the seventh annual celebration of Find Waldo Local, the shop local scavenger hunt held every July at small businesses nationwide.

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12 Feb

Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

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12 Feb

67 Children’s Institute Scholarships Up for Grabs

Booksellers interested in attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute, to be held June 19–21 in New Orleans, are encouraged to apply now for a publisher-sponsored scholarship.

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03 Nov

Last Call: Board Nominations Due November 10

ABA members must nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections by November 10; self-nominations are acceptable.

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31 Oct

Board Nominations Due November 10

Given ABA’s commitment to diversity in all its meanings, members are strongly encouraged to nominate all interested candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections.

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24 Oct

Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Signup Closes October 30

There are just a few days left for ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program to sign up to take advantage of specials on titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

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23 Oct

Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day T-Shirts

Booksellers can place their orders now for official 2018 Independent Bookstore Day T-shirts featuring an illustration by Carson Ellis.

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23 Oct

Board Nominations Deadline Extended to November 10

ABA members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the association’s 2018 Board of Directors elections as soon as possible; self-nominations are acceptable.

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23 Oct

Winter Institute Scholarship Applications Due October 29

Sunday is the deadline for booksellers at ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2016 or 2017 to apply for a scholarship to the 2018 Winter Institute.

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