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08 Apr

Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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01 Apr

ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Mar

Booksellers Connect With Customers Through Virtual Events

As readers across the country practice social distancing and independent bookstores enter various states of closure, booksellers are finding new ways to stay connected with their customers and communities.

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23 Mar

BookExpo Postponed to July

BookExpo will now be held July 22–24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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11 Mar

Last Call for BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program Applications

The grant includes a three-night stay at The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel, and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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09 Mar

ABA Cancels Appearance at Spring Bookseller Forums

As the forums are held in conjunction with regional bookseller association events, booksellers are encouraged to check with their regional association to learn the status of their local event.

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09 Mar

Bookseller Panelists Sought for Children’s Institute Education Sessions

All booksellers are encouraged to review the program and consider sharing their expertise as a panelist at Children’s Institute. 

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04 Mar

Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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04 Mar

Spring Bookseller Forums Begin March 8

All indie booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to take part in the Spring Forums, held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations.

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04 Mar

Signup Opens for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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26 Feb

59 Booksellers Win Scholarships to Children’s Institute

The scholarships cover the conference fee, a four-night stay at the host hotel, and up to $400 in travel expenses to the June 22–24 event in Tucson, Arizona.

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26 Feb

Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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24 Feb

PRH to Kick Off BookExpo With Party at New Yorker Hotel

Independent booksellers attending BookExpo are invited to join Penguin Random House to kick off the 2020 trade show with nightcaps at The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

Applications Underway for BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program

The grant includes a three-night stay at The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel, and $150 in BookExpo Bucks.

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