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24 Apr
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ABA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 30

The meeting agenda will include announcing the results of ABA’s election, reports from the Board of Directors and staff on the association’s activities over the past year, and updates on new and ongoing initiatives.

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23 Apr
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Readers Around the Globe Celebrate World Book Day

April 23 marked World Book Day, an international event that celebrates books and reading. Take a look at what bookstores, authors, and literacy organizations around the globe did to celebrate the day.

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23 Apr

Pittsburgh’s DoubleTree Hotel Promises a Green Children’s Institute

The DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree has committed to maintaining recycling and sustainable practices during the event, which takes place June 26-28.

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23 Apr

Booksellers Count Down to Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers around the country are preparing for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, to take place this Saturday, April 27.

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17 Apr

Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise on Its Way to Stores

Shipments of exclusive, literary-themed merchandise began this week and will arrive at participating stores in time for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.

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16 Apr

Registration Ongoing for Bookstore Tours, Quidditch Match at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute can register now for full-day or half-day bookstore tours or to participate in a quidditch match.

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15 Apr
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BookExpo Reminder: Register Now for All ABA Programming

Booksellers can register now for all ABA programming at BookExpo 2019, which includes Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, the Children’s Book Art Silent Auction, the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea, and more.

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10 Apr

Submit Your Education Proposals Now for Winter Institute 2020

This opportunity will allow booksellers “to engage with their peers on topics and issues important to them and the larger bookselling community,” said ABA Senior Education Manager Lisa Winn.

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10 Apr
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Join Your Neighbors for Movie Night at Children’s Institute

Here from ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton is a special invitation to booksellers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute (Ci7) in Pittsburgh this June.

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10 Apr
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Booksellers Across the Country Prepare for Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 27, will mark the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day party taking place at indie bookstores nationwide.

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10 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in MIBA, GLIBA Regions

Each Spring Forum event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature an open forum discussion plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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10 Apr

Sign Up for IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at BookExpo

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

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03 Apr

Last Call: Sign Up by April 5 for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers in one of two shifts to talk about their newest books.

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03 Apr

Navigating BookExpo 2019: A Checklist

BookExpo can be both exciting and overwhelming. For booksellers who have never attended or those who want to maximize their time at the show, here’s a checklist to help you draft a plan of action. 

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02 Apr
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ABC Launches Super Summer Reading Challenge

The entire collection of the ABC Group’s Super Summer Reading Challenge can be downloaded from BookWeb’s Marketing Assets page now. The program is open to all ABA member bookstores.

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