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24 Apr

Last Chance to Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

Booksellers have until the end of the day today, April 24, to vote for their favorite titles from a list of finalists chosen by a jury of booksellers.

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24 Apr
2018 ABA Board of Directors

Take Note: April 30 Deadline to Vote in ABA Board of Directors Election

The bookseller 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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24 Apr

Recommendations Sought for 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The ABC Children’s Group is opening the floor for booksellers to submit their recommendations for children’s books to be featured in the 2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog.

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24 Apr

Watch Your Inbox for the 2019 Independent Business Survey

On Thursday, April 25, booksellers will receive an e-mail from ABA with a link to a survey from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business.

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16 Apr

Registration Ongoing for Bookstore Tours, Quidditch Match at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute can register now for full-day or half-day bookstore tours or to participate in a quidditch match.

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15 Apr

Action Item: Vote in ABA’s Board of Directors Election by April 30

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

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10 Apr
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Share Your Info for a Chance to Earn a BookExpo Bestsellers Grant

The brand-new grant program was designed by BookExpo this year to make it possible for new independent booksellers to experience and benefit from all that the event has to offer.

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10 Apr

Registration Now Open for ABA Programming at BookExpo

ABA programming at BookExpo 2019 will feature Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, the Children’s Book Art Silent Auction, the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea, and more.

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10 Apr
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Reminder: Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Winners

Until Wednesday, April 24, ABA member booksellers will be able to go online and vote for their favorite titles from finalists in nine categories, which were chosen by a jury of booksellers.

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10 Apr

Submit Your Education Proposals Now for Winter Institute 2020

This opportunity will allow booksellers “to engage with their peers on topics and issues important to them and the larger bookselling community,” said ABA Senior Education Manager Lisa Winn.

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10 Apr

Apply Now for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event, applicants must be from an ABA member store that has not attended Winter Institute in the past seven years.

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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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