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21 Aug

Winter Institute Registration to Open September 18

The countdown to Winter Institute registration is underway, and booksellers and publishers planning to attend should mark their calendars with these important dates.

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21 Aug

ABA’s August 22 Marketing Meetup to Focus on Holiday Marketing

Attendees will hear from fellow booksellers about when they start planning for the holiday shopping season, how they decide which books and gifts to promote, what platforms they use, and more.

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21 Aug

NCIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 20–20 NCIBA Discovery Show in Burlingame, California.

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21 Aug

Revisit Children’s Institute With This Roundup of BTW’s Coverage

For booksellers who attended the event and for those who did not, here are links to all of the articles that BTW has published on Children’s Institute education sessions, plus a link to session videos.

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20 Aug

Indie Booksellers Nationwide Celebrate Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day

Take a look at how booksellers around the country marked Bookstore Romance Day on Saturday, August 17.

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14 Aug

Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2020

The ABC Children’s Group’s 2020 Children’s Institute will be held in Tucson, Arizona, from Monday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 24.

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14 Aug

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Multi-Store Events

Booksellers discussed strategies for planning and marketing such events as Independent Bookstore Day, Find Waldo Local, and Here’s Harry. 

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14 Aug

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team at the Fall Regional Trade Shows

At this fall’s regional trade shows, booksellers can sign up for one-on-one meetings with IndieCommerce staff to discuss the IndieCommerce and IndieLite e-commerce platforms.

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13 Aug

Ci7 Education: Events University

The session offered booksellers the opportunity to learn best practices for hosting events in-store and off-site, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues.

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07 Aug

Booksellers Gear Up for Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day

Bookstore Romance Day, which aims celebrate the genre and strengthen the relationship between bookstores and the community, will be held on August 17. 

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24 Jul

Independent Bookstore Day to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

This year’s educational session from ABA will offer an overview of the event and tips from booksellers who have successfully made the best of the national celebration of indie bookstores.

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09 Jul

A Few Post-Children’s Institute Reminders

Booksellers who attended Ci7 are asked to fill out session evaluations and keep an eye out for an overall event survey coming soon; those who didn’t attend can watch BTW for education coverage.

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03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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03 Jul

Last Call to Apply for a Scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 by July 8 Deadline

Member stores that have not attended ABA’s Winter Institute in the past seven years are eligible for a scholarship to the 2020 event.

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02 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Alyssa Milano on the Importance of Activism

Milano appeared in conversation with Kris Kleindienst to talk about the first book in her upcoming middle-grade series as well as her lifelong efforts as a social activist.

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