Events

14 Nov

Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration by November 16 to Receive a Refund

Registered booksellers who are no longer able to attend are asked to notify ABA as soon as possible so waiting booksellers can be offered a chance to register. A full refund will be offered through this Friday, November 16.

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14 Nov

Around Indies

Old Town Books, Barbara’s Bookstore scheduled to open; Powell’s celebrates anniversary at PDX; Source Booksellers awarded $10,000; Village Books remodeled; Watching Books and da Pepo announce partnership; Wild Geese Bookshop, Cavalier House Books featured in news; Toadstool Bookshops prepare for Cider Monday; {pages} a bookstore launches book club; Staff changes at Bookshop Santa Cruz

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14 Nov

More Booksellers Head to Winter Institute on Scholarships

A number of additional scholarships to the 2019 Winter Institute have been awarded to ABA member booksellers.

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14 Nov

Booksellers Give Back to Young Local Readers With “Ghost” Giveaway

Hundreds of bookstores are working with schools and community partners to donate special-edition copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost as part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign.

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13 Nov

Join Colleagues for a Post-Winter Institute Ski Trip

ABA is inviting booksellers to sign up now to join their colleagues for a ski trip on Saturday, January 26, immediately following Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque.

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07 Nov

Reminder: Submit Your Proposal to Receive One of Two Events With Jason Reynolds in 2019

Stores participating in this month’s #IndiesGiveBack campaign received an e-mail with instructions for how to submit a proposal for author Jason Reynolds to visit their community this spring.

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07 Nov

Two Indies First Press Release Templates Now Available on BookWeb.org

For more promotional material, booksellers can go to the AmEx website for Small Business Saturday posters and e-mail templates, or to BookWeb.org for Indies First web banners and social media images.

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07 Nov

Need to Cancel Your Winter Institute Registration? Let ABA Know Now

A full refund will be offered through November 16. Booksellers on the waitlist will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if cancellations are received. 

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01 Nov

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First Offer Great Deals for Booksellers

“We love the special terms and it’s good for our bottom line when we get behind a book,” said Bill Reilly, co-owner of the river’s end bookstore.

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01 Nov

Celebrate With Your Community This Small Business Saturday

American Express, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Etsy, The Wing, Record Store Day, and the American Booksellers Association are among those backing the shop small movement on November 24.

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17 Oct

Visit ABA at the Southern California Trade Show

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship, and say hi to ABA staff.

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27 Sep

Visit ABA at the New Atlantic, Mountains & Plains Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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26 Sep
SIBA Discovery Show

ABA Heads to Northern California, Heartland Trade Shows

Attending booksellers can participate in an education session on maximizing pre-order campaigns, meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce staff, and enter to win a Winter Institute scholarship.

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19 Sep
Jason Reynolds and Ghost book cover

Jason Reynolds to Kick Off “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” Campaign at Miami Book Fair

Over the course of several days, Reynolds will participate in school presentations across Miami, where he will address 600 students, most from Title I schools.

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19 Sep

Winter Institute 14 Registration Now Full

Booksellers can fill out the registration form on BookWeb to add their names to the waitlist; booksellers will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis if spots become available for the event.

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