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23 Nov

NBF’s Literature for Justice Program to Hold Virtual Launch on December 2

The book-based campaign aims to highlight annual reading lists on the topic of mass incarceration.

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23 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

“When They Call You a Terrorist” Bookplates Available to Booksellers

Bookstores can request bookplates signed by Black Lives Matter founder and author Patrisse Cullors. 

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23 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

There’s Still Time to Make Your Voice Heard on Banned Books Week 2021

Submit your ideas for next year’s Banned Books Week theme. Booksellers are encouraged to provide their input for the annual event by Tuesday, December 1.

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23 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Late-Night Virtual Coffee Break Added for December

Five Coffee Breaks will be held in December, including a late-night session and a BIPOC-only session. The final Coffee Break of the year will take place on December 15.

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17 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Have Ideas for Next Year’s Banned Books Week Theme? We Want to Hear From You

The Banned Books Week Coalition is now planning next year’s event. Booksellers are encouraged to make their voices heard by submitting ideas for next year’s theme by Tuesday, December 1.

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16 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Mark Your Calendar for December’s Virtual Coffee Breaks

A late-night Coffee Break for November was also added for this Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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11 Nov

Registration Underway for Professional Bookselling Certification Program

Booksellers from across the country are welcome to register now for NAIBA’s Professional Bookseller Certification program; event management is the first of six courses in the program.

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11 Nov

Winter Institute 2021 Goes Virtual

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will now be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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10 Nov

Sign Up for November 13 Book Group Picks Speed-Dating

The event, hosted by ReadingGroupGuides.com, will feature representatives from 18 large, medium-sized, and small publishers sharing selections that book groups will want to know about and discuss.

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10 Nov
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November 12 Technology Meetup to Feature Open Conversation

This is the final meetup of 2020; a new series of Marketing and Technology meetups will begin in 2021.

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10 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist” Underway

The event is free to all who would like to attend. Donations are being taken in support of Black Lives Matter Global Foundation.

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09 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

These virtual events, open to all ABA member booksellers, offer an opportunity to talk about any bookselling-related topics.

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03 Nov
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November Meetups to Feature Open Conversations on Marketing, Technology

The Marketing Meetup will take place on Thursday, November 5, and the Technology Meetup will be held Thursday, November 12. These will be the final meetups for the year.

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03 Nov

Sign Up for the November 5 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The next ABA Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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03 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist” Begins

Bookstores that are interested in bringing the free virtual book club to local educators, students, and readers of all ages can sign up to receive bookplates signed by Cullors. 

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