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07 Jan
Heads or Tails

Win $500 While Supporting Binc: Play the Heads or Tails Game at Winter Institute

Booksellers can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by buying flashing pins onsite in the days leading up to the game, during which attendees will have the opportunity to win $500.

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02 Jan
Rosenwald Building in Albuquerque

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Albuquerque at Winter Institute

Bookseller tours of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be coordinated by author Roger Zimmerman, whose A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque is upcoming from Arcadia Publishing.

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02 Jan

Register Now for Advanced Education Sessions at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up for sessions on developing leaders, staff management and human resources, and in-store merchandising, as well as a used bookstore forum.

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02 Jan

Last Call: Nominations Due January 8 for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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02 Jan

Keep Staff in the Loop: Encourage Colleagues to Sign Up for Bookselling This Week

Make sure your coworkers stay in the know by signing up for BTW. In the weeks to come, BTW will report on Winter Institute, new bookstore openings, industry news, and more!

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19 Dec
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Sign Up for ABA’s January 3 Marketing Meetup

The first online Marketing Meetup of 2019 will feature an open conversation for booksellers to discuss the marketing ideas that worked for them in 2018 and to brainstorm new topics for future meetups.

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05 Dec
Jason Reynolds

Last Call to Submit Proposal for an Event With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores that participated in the #IndiesGiveBack campaign have until Monday, December 10, to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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04 Dec

Watch Your Inbox for James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus News

More than 1,000 booksellers were nominated to receive year-end bonuses from author James Patterson; e-mails are going out next week to the winners.

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04 Dec

Winter Institute Book Drive to Collect Spanish-Language Titles for Refugees

ABA is asking booksellers, publishers, and authors to donate Spanish-language books during the upcoming Wi14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be delivered to refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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03 Dec
Apostle Island Books storefront decorated for the holidays

As 2018 Comes to a Close, Remember to Report Sales

The American Booksellers Association urges all stores to report to the Indie Bestseller Lists during this busiest of seasons to demonstrate the power of independents.

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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28 Nov
28 Nov

Winter Institute Attendees: Let ABA Know If Your Plans Have Changed

Registrants who are no longer planning to attend the 2019 Winter Institute are asked to notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible so waitlisted booksellers can be offered a chance to attend.

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28 Nov
Jason Reynolds

December 10 Deadline to Submit Proposal for an Event With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores that participated in the #IndiesGiveBack campaign received an e-mail with instructions for how to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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26 Nov

Sign Up by November 30 to Hit the Slopes in Santa Fe After Winter Institute

All Winter Institute attendees, including ABA member booksellers and their families as well as publishers, can sign up for the full-day trip to Ski Santa Fe on January 26.

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