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18 Aug

Indie Shindig Invites Booksellers to Learn About Upcoming Titles to Benefit Binc

The Indie Shindig is aiming to raise $15,000 for Binc by hosting weekly events that introduce booksellers to new and upcoming titles. All participating publishers split a donation of $10 per bookseller attendee.

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12 Aug
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

What Booksellers Need to Know Ahead of Independent Bookstore Day

Join a webinar on how to sell event merch on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites; review a video of an informational roundtable on Bookstore Day; promote the virtual events taking place on August 29; and access a variety of new imagery to share.

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12 Aug

Booksellers Gear Up to Celebrate Bookstore Romance Day on August 15

From staff recommendations to in-store displays, take a look at how booksellers across the country are preparing for Bookstore Romance Day.

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12 Aug

August Marketing, Technology Meetups to Look at Crowdcast, Romance Books

The Technology Meetup will take place on August 13, and the Marketing Meetup will take place on August 20. All booksellers are invited to participate.

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11 Aug
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Register for an August 19 Webinar on ABA’s Health Insurance Benefit

On Wednesday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET, ABA will host a webinar on its new membership health insurance benefit with LIG Solutions. 

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10 Aug
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

This regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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05 Aug

Order Independent Bookstore Day Masks by August 6

Five new mask designs are available, but they must be ordered by Thursday, August 6, to ensure delivery by Independent Bookstore Day, August 29.

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05 Aug
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Sign Up for Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups This Month

August’s meetups will focus on paid social media advertising, Crowdcast, and marketing romance books.

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05 Aug
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Bookstore Romance Day’s 2020 Event Schedule Now Live

Bookstore Romance Day will take place on Saturday, August 15; bookstores can still register for the event. 

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04 Aug

August 11 ABA Coffee Break to Focus on Current Wage and Labor Requirements

This Coffee Break has been programmed to focus on wage and labor requirements for bookstores as some states place COVID-19-related quarantine mandates on people entering from out-of-state.

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04 Aug

BIPOC Booksellers Invited to Join a Dedicated Coffee Break on August 6

The August 6 virtual forum, a non-hosted event without an ABA facilitator or staff person, is intended to offer a meeting space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers.

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29 Jul

Share Your Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day will take place on Saturday, August 29.

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27 Jul

Sign Up to Host an Author Event With TV Personality Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel's tour launches on August 3; booksellers interested in hosting an event should contact Wordeee. 

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23 Jul
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Children’s Institute Videos, Session Recaps Now on BookWeb

Over the course of two days, booksellers joined together for education sessions, keynotes, rep picks, and virtual hangouts to celebrate children’s books and bookselling.

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23 Jul
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, July 30

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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