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02 Apr

ABA/Well-Read Black Girl Display Kits on Their Way to Participating Bookstores

Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and ABA have also announced their three suggested titles for WRBG book clubs to try this May: a debut, a paperback, and a YA title.

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29 Mar

Share Your Brilliance! ABA to Call for Education Proposals for Winter Institute 2020

The April 10 issue of BTW will feature a link to an online form booksellers and other industry professionals can use to pitch topics for Winter Institute education sessions along with presenters and moderators.

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29 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in NEIBA, MPIBA Regions

Each Spring Forum event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Golden, Colorado, 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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26 Mar

Alyssa Milano to Deliver Closing Keynote at 2019 Children’s Institute

At the event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this June, the actress and lifelong activist will discuss her debut children’s book series, Hope.

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26 Mar

Less Than Two Weeks Left to Sign Up for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Booksellers who participate will meet with groups of editors from different publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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25 Mar

Registration Nearing Capacity for 2019 Children’s Institute

There is currently room for fewer than 20 additional attendees at the seventh annual ABC Children’s Institute, which will take place from June 26-28, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 

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25 Mar

Sign Up Now for Pittsburgh Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers who sign up will have the opportunity to take either a full-day or a half-day tour of Pittsburgh’s independent bookstores.

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25 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in MPIBA, PNBA Regions

Each spring forum event in New Braunfels and Portland will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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20 Mar

Full Details for ABA's Partnership with Well-Read Black Girl Now Live on BookWeb

Booksellers can now visit the Well-Read Black Girl webpage on BookWeb for complete details on how to serve as an ambassador and host WRBG book clubs in their stores throughout the year.

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20 Mar

Ideas Sought in Advance of ABA Educational Task Force Meeting

Bookseller members of ABA’s Educational Task Force offer suggestions to ABA staff members charged with developing educational programming for association events such as the Winter and Children’s Institutes.

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20 Mar

89 Winning Booksellers Announced for New BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program

Through the new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program, indie bookseller winners will receive $1,000 for travel, accommodations, and other expenses incurred during their stay in New York City.

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20 Mar

Sign Up Now to Play Quidditch at 2019 Children’s Institute

Attendees will be invited to play and learn the Harry Potter-inspired sport alongside members of the Steel City Quidditch Club, an internationally recognized club team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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19 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA Regions

Each spring forum event in Pasadena and San Francisco will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues plus the new education session “ABACUS and Pre-Orders: Two Programs You Can’t Do Without.”

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19 Mar

Scholarship Application Period Opens for Winter Institute 2020

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

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18 Mar

Registration Underway for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2019 in Pittsburgh this June can register now for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

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