Events

10 Nov
Indies First November 27, 2021

The Countdown to Indies First is On!

In addition to in-store and window display posters to promote the event, here are some other resources and tips to get the word out for your store

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03 Nov
Indies First virtual event with spokesperson, Roxane Gay

Join Indies First Spokesperson Roxane Gay for a Virtual Event This November

This national event will take place on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 pm ET on Zoom.

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16 Aug
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Technology Meetup Recap: Virtual Accessibility

Booksellers discussed accessibility in the virtual world of websites, events, and social media.

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22 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

The final topic for the series is diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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14 Apr
ABA ShopTalk
14 Apr

IndieLite Stores: Sign Up for Webinar on Switching Credit Card Processors

The April 21 webinar will cover the tasks needed to switch and the order in which steps should be completed, as well as detailed information about the different pieces of credit card processing on IndieLite sites.

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14 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

Remaining topics for the series include identity in the future with Samira Ahmed on April 21 and diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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14 Apr

Sign Up for April 27 Marketing Meetup on Bookshop.org

The session on optimizing your Bookshop.org page will be led by Bookshop Partnerships Manager Sarah High.

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14 Apr

Upcoming Education to Cover Retail Cooperatives and Nonprofits

The first event, looking at nonprofits, will take place on Thursday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The second event, on retail cooperatives, will be held May 13.

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14 Apr
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

Last Day to Sign Up to Attend Thursday’s De-escalation Workshop

On Thursday, April 15, Center for Anti-Violence Education Program Manager Rej Joo will lead a workshop on a range of de-escalation techniques as well as safety considerations during such unpredictable moments. 

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07 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Begins

The series kicked off today, April 7, and continues every Wednesday throughout the rest of the month. Booksellers are invited to have their customers join now.

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07 Apr

Learn About Credit Card Processor Gravity Payments at April 8 Technology Meetup

ABA recently partnered with Gravity Payments, which came recommended by several booksellers, to offer credit card processing services to bookstore members.

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07 Apr

New (and New-ish) Members: Get an Introduction to ABA Benefits on April 12

This session will offer a tutorial on navigating BookWeb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members.

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07 Apr

BIPOC Quarterly Forum Scheduled for April 13

The ABA team will attend from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and the BIPOC Forum will continue until 7:30 p.m. ET. BIPOC allies and booksellers who do not identify as BIPOC should not plan to attend. 

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