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16 Oct
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Non-Bookstore Indie Retailers Offer Transferable Ideas for Bookstores

In conversations with Bookselling This Week, a California hardware store owner and printshop owner each shared their own creative tips for retail success that indie bookstore owners can borrow easily.

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09 Oct

Registration Opens October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

Events include an antitrust symposium, bookstore tours, bookseller boot camps, publisher meetings, and special educational sessions.

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09 Oct
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ABA Heads to MPIBA, NAIBA Trade Shows

Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.

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09 Oct

ABA to Offer “Making the Most of Your ABA Membership” Session at MPIBA and NAIBA Shows

In this education session, staff from ABA’s membership department will lead a discussion about the programs and resources the association provides to strengthen independent booksellers’ businesses.

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09 Oct
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Hear All About Audiobooks at ABA’s Upcoming Marketing Meetup

The meetup will look at selling and gifting audiobooks and the celebration of Libro.fm’s Real People Monday, also known as Cyber Monday. All booksellers are invited to join.

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09 Oct
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Indie Booksellers Talk Strategies for Partnering With Fellow Local Businesses

Bookselling This Week recently spoke with three independent booksellers to learn about the different ways bookstores can make contact and establish partnerships with other area businesses.

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02 Oct
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Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The October 8 Technology Meetup will look at alternative payment methods, while the October 17 Marketing Meetup will focus on Libro.fm audiobooks. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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02 Oct
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Join ABA at the Fall Regional Trade Shows in October

The 2019 fall regional trade show season is underway, and this month, ABA staff will be attending shows in the New England, Heartland, Pacific Northwest, Mountains & Plains, and New Atlantic regions.

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25 Sep

Scholarship Application Process Opens for 2020 ABC Children’s Institute

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Sep
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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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24 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Love Your Bookstore Marketing Campaigns

The Love Your Bookstore challenge, which takes place November 8–17, aims to promote brick-and-mortar bookstores via social media.

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23 Sep
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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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23 Sep
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How Bookstores Can Work With Schools in All Seasons

Bookselling This Week reached out to several booksellers who regularly work with schools and compiled a list of specific actions they take every spring, summer, and fall, as well as throughout the school year.

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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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17 Sep
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Technology Meetup Recap: Digital Events

During the meetup, booksellers heard about alternatives to in-store visits with authors, from online book clubs to Facebook Live videos to Skype sessions.

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