Booksellers Celebrate Seventh Annual Find Waldo Local

    This July, independent booksellers across the U.S. celebrated another year of Find Waldo Local, the shop-local challenge co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

    Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

    This fall, ABA will present the new “Maximizing Pre-Order Campaigns” education session, where booksellers will learn how to work with publishers to take full advantage of pre-order opportunities.

    Free ABA Membership Trial Offer Available at Fall Regional Trade Shows

    Until November 1, non-member booksellers will have the chance to test-drive membership in the American Booksellers Association for free by signing up at one of the 2018 fall shows or on ABA’s website.

    Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2019

    The ABC Children’s Group’s 2019 Children’s Institute will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, June 26, through Friday, June 28.

    ABA Seeks Input for #MeToo Education Session

    As the American Booksellers Association develops programming for the 2019 Winter Institute, booksellers are asked to share their thoughts about creating welcoming spaces in the #MeToo era.

    Ci6 Keynote: We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    At Children’s Institute, Phoebe Yeh, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson, and Kwame Alexander discussed a new book that aims to inspire young readers to believe in their own ability to speak out and fight for change.

    Feedback Welcomed on ABA’s Code of Conduct

    The new code of conduct, which went into effect at last month’s Children’s Institute, is a work in progress, and ABA members are encouraged to share their thoughts on it.

    2018 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total More Than $26,000

    The 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was once again a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of over $26,000.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Angie Thomas on How Children’s Booksellers Can Change the World

    Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling debut YA novel The Hate U Give, spoke to booksellers at the ABC Children’s Institute about their important role in helping all children reach their potential.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin on Teaching Kids to Think Like an Inventor

    At the ABC Children’s Institute, the inventor, autism spokesperson, and author of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor stressed the importance of teaching children how to work with tools.

    Winter Institute Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 15

    To ensure every bookseller has the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the 2019 Winter Institute, ABA has extended the application deadline to July 15.

    A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

    Booksellers who attended Ci6 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming this week; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

    The Clock’s Ticking: Apply for a Winter Institute Scholarship Now

    Booksellers have until June 30 to apply for a scholarship to ABA’s 2019 Winter Institute via a form on BookWeb.

    Ci6 Keynote Speaker Chelsea Clinton on Teaching Kids the Value of Persistence

    At the ABC Children’s Institute in New Orleans, Chelsea Clinton shared her thoughts with Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of D.C.’s Politics and Prose, on the importance of children’s literature and writing books that teach kids about activism.

    Ci6 Featured Speaker Allison Risbridger on Trends Driving the Children’s Book Industry

    Sales in the children’s and YA category have grown faster than the overall print book market in the U.S., according to data presented at Children’s Institute by NPD Book Client Development Specialist Allison Risbridger.

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