15 Aug

ABA Heading to SIBA Trade Show

ABA will be at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance’s September 7 - 9  trade show in Naples, Florida, to offer an e-books education session and to meet with booksellers to hear their concerns and to share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives.

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13 Aug

September Workshop Presents Essentials for New and Prospective Booksellers

The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will present the workshop retreat “Owning a Bookstore: The Business Essentials” from Monday, September 10, through Friday, September 14, in Amelia Island, Florida (near Jacksonville).

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09 Aug

Registration Opens for First ABA Events Specialty Institute

ABA opened registration today for its first-ever Events Specialty Institute. The one-day educational program offering a range of topics for both seasoned booksellers and those in need of more introductory-level courses will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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08 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute Registration Underway

Registration for ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute, which opened last Wednesday, will close on August 22. To help create an engaging and interactive learning environment, participation is capped at 100 booksellers with a maximum of two attendees per store.

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02 Aug

Owning a Bookstore: Learning Best Practices for Success

An upcoming intensive workshop facilitated by Paz & Associates offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of essential aspects of independent bookselling and to establish a tangible competitive advantage. 

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01 Aug

IndieCommerce Institute 2012 Registration Now Open

The American Booksellers Association announced this week the opening of registration for the second IndieCommerce Institute (ICI). The program will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012, with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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26 Jul

IndieCommerce Institute Registration to Open Next Week

ABA’s second IndieCommerce Institute will take place in White Plains, New York, on Thursday, September 13. The event will also feature a reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, and opportunities for hour-long one-on-one sessions with IndieCommerce staff on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, September 14.

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10 Jul

Mark Your Calendars: The Fall Trade Show Schedule

Here’s a roundup of regional trade show and ABA mini-institute dates this fall, as well as a reminder about 2013’s Winter Institute and BookExpo America.

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27 Jun

ABA to Offer Events Specialty Institute

ABA will be offering an Events Specialty Institute for member bookstores on Wednesday, October 3, in Minneapolis, prior to the start of the MIBA and GLIBA Heartland Fall Forum.

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21 Jun

Meeting the Literacy Needs of Children

A panel of booksellers and literacy group leaders at ABA’s Children’s Institute examined how booksellers can begin assessing the literacy needs of children in their communities, as well as efforts already underway to meet those needs, to arrive at a plan that helps ensure books and reading programs reach the children who need them most.

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21 Jun

Hold the Date: ABA to Present IndieCommerce Specialty Institute on September 13

This week, the American Booksellers Association announced that it will again be offering an IndieCommerce Specialty Institute for member bookstores.

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05 Jun

Indies International: The Challenges of Bookselling in France, Germany, and the U.K.

American booksellers learned about the challenges and opportunities facing bricks-and-mortar bookstores in other countries at the Monday afternoon Day of Education session “Indies International: Bookselling in Other Countries.”

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05 Jun

Russo and Sherr on Why Indies Matter

On Monday, ABA kicked off is 10th annual Day of Education with an interview-style event featuring award-winning author Richard Russo and journalist and author Lynn Sherr. The focus of the discussion was “Why Indies Matter.”

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31 May

ABA at BEA: Next Week’s Highlights

Here’s a roundup of the American Booksellers Association’s programming highlights, BEA breakfast and lunch events, and resources for booksellers at BookExpo America.

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10 May

International Indies and Innovation at Day of Education

U.S. indie booksellers at ABA’ s Day of Education at BEA will have the opportunity to hear how colleagues in other countries are working to successfully innovate and fashion profitable solutions to the challenges facing bricks-and-mortar booksellers both here and abroad.

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