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24 Feb
Binc Trivia Night

Trivia Game to Support Binc Raises $2,629

On Saturday, February 20, more than 200 book industry colleagues joined a virtual trivia game to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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24 Feb
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Help ABA Plan for Winter Institute 17

Booksellers who attended the virtual Winter Institute last week are encouraged to fill out the post-event survey by Monday, March 1.

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24 Feb

Virtual Winter Institute Has Booksellers Looking to the Future

“Now seems the perfect time to move forcefully and fearlessly into what comes next. We move forward knowing that we are stronger and more resilient as a channel than we ever imagined,” said ABA CEO Allison K Hill in her opening remarks.

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24 Feb

Revisit the Winter Institute: Keynote, Education Recordings Available Now

All three keynote sessions from Winter Institute, in addition to two education sessions, are available now on BookWeb for ABA member booksellers.

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24 Feb

Join ABA’s Coffee Breaks in March

All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues; in March, a special session will be held for small stores.

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24 Feb
Wi16 Novelists Keynote

Wi16 Keynote: Lauren Groff, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Colson Whitehead on the Future for Novelists

The authors discussed state of literature in the aftermath of political upheaval, as well as their upcoming books. 

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24 Feb
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Register for Independent Bookstore Day Today

Booksellers who wish to participate and appear on the searchable map must register for the event by the end of today, Wednesday, February 24.

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24 Feb
Wi16 Closing Keynote Brene Brown

Wi16 Keynote: Dr. Brené Brown and Janet Geddis on What’s Next

“Right now, the most important thing we have is each other. Our human beings, our people,” Brown said. “It is very necessary right now as a leader to make sure that people are seen.”

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23 Feb
Julie Murphy

Chat With Wi16 Author Julie Murphy on February 27

Booksellers are invited to chat with author Julie Murphy, who was unable to attend her designated Author Social during Winter Institute last week, in an event hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop.

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23 Feb
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Upcoming Meetups Focus on Poetry Books, Canva

In March, booksellers can join a meetup to learn about marketing poetry books, in addition to a meetup covering the easy-to-use graphic design platform Canva.

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23 Feb
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Sign Up Now for IndieCommerce Institute

This year’s institute will focus on helping stores manage website content, optimize their online shopping cart, and utilize all the new tools and features added to the IndieCommerce platform.

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16 Feb
The Capitol

Visit ABA’s Advocacy Division in the Wi16 Expo

Booksellers are invited to speak with the advocacy team about any legislative or policy issues that impact their store, negatively or positively.

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16 Feb
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Join ABA and Rep. Cicilline for an Antitrust Webinar on February 22

The event, “Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws,” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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16 Feb

Download Handouts for Winter Institute Education Sessions

Handouts for education sessions being held at Winter Institute are available now in the online program.

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16 Feb
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Institute

Booksellers should check their inboxes (and spam folders) for an invitation to log in to the American Booksellers Association’s 16th annual Winter Institute (Wi16), which is taking place February 18-20.

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