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25 Sep

Winter Institute Waitlist Now Forming

Winter Institute registration sold out in record time this year. Booksellers can put themselves on the waitlist for the full event or purchase Day Pass registration to attend on Friday, January 24.

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25 Sep

Nominations Due September 30 for ABA’s Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

The American Booksellers Association’s third Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier features the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories, as recommended by indie booksellers.

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25 Sep

October 21 Deadline for Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists

The scholarship provides resources for one winning bookseller to attend two upcoming bookselling events and receive a grant that will help make their community stronger.

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24 Sep

Reminder: Sign Up to Be Part of “Booksellers of America” Social Media Campaign

The campaign aims to illustrate the work that indie bookstores do for their communities and engage the next generation of career booksellers and local shoppers to come.

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23 Sep

Publishers Offering a Range of Deals in Celebration of Indies First

ABA member booksellers are invited to take advantage of special offers from 51 publishers (and counting), including traditional publishers as well as nearly two dozen university presses.

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23 Sep

ABA Heads to SCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 27, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” as well as the session “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”  

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18 Sep

Registration Now Full for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers began registering at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18; a waitlist has begun as the event has reached capacity.

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18 Sep

Bookstore Romance Day Book Club to Kick Off This November

Each quarter, two or more books in different romance subgenres will be selected; discussions will take place in August, November, February, and May.

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18 Sep

Reminder: Applications Open for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

ABA’s new award celebrates booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, created a more inclusive environment, and/or increased sales.  

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18 Sep

Take Note: October 12 Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program

Patterson is pledging a personal contribution of $250,000 to independent bookstore employees, which will be granted in amounts of $500 bonuses to 500 individual booksellers.

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17 Sep

ABA Heads to NCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Saturday, September 21, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success.”

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11 Sep

ABA Heads to SIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 13, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” and roundtables on “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”

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11 Sep

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First 2019 Offer a Range of Deals

As part of the seventh annual celebration of Indies First, 49 publishers have signed on to offer indie booksellers special terms, including traditional publishers as well as university presses. 

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11 Sep

Don’t Wait to Schedule One-on-One Meetings With IndieCommerce at Fall Regional Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for individual meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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