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13 Mar

Start Making Plans for BookExpo Now

Booksellers have a number of opportunities to meet authors, collect signed books, discover non-book items, network with editors and publicists, and explore new and upcoming titles at this year’s event.

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13 Mar

Visit the Well-Read Black Girl Map to Find a Book Club at a Local Indie Bookstore

Booksellers that have signed up to host Well-Read Black Girl book clubs in their stores this year are now featured on an interactive map on IndieBound. Stores are invited to continue to sign up.

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12 Mar
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Registration for Children’s Institute Underway

Registration is filling up fast for the American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute, which will be held June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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11 Mar

Save the Date: Children’s Book Art Silent Auction at BookExpo

Proceeds from the annual event, which auctions off art donated by children’s book illustrators, will benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.

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08 Mar
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Spring Forum Coming Up in SIBA Region

Booksellers attending one of the upcoming Spring Forums are invited to sign up to test drive an ABA membership through August 31.

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06 Mar

Gear Up for Independent Bookstore Day

With less than two months to go until Independent Bookstore Day, April 27, here are some tips for how participating stores can start spreading the news.

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06 Mar
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Sign Up by April 5 for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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05 Mar

Wi14 Education: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone — Building Successful Relationships with Publishers

Panelists discussed best practices for networking with publishers at industry events, what publishers look for in an event proposal, how to pitch events in person, and how to keep these relationships moving forward.

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01 Mar

Five More Booksellers Head to Children’s Institute on Scholarships

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Publishers Weekly are sponsoring a number of additional scholarships to send booksellers to the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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27 Feb
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Children’s Institute Nearing Capacity: Register Now

Registration is filling up fast for the American Booksellers Association’s seventh ABC Children’s Institute, which will be held June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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27 Feb

Registration Opens for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

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

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26 Feb
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Elliott Bay Partners With Local School to Host 100 Students on Field Trip

A local high school teacher, Adam Gish, wanted to share his love of reading and bookstores with his students in a new way: a school field trip. 

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25 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Tayari Jones as 2019 Author Ambassador

The fifth annual event will be celebrated at more than 575 participating independent bookstores across the country on Saturday, April 27.

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22 Feb

MIBA Brings Back Indie Bookstore Roadmap for 2019 Bookstore Day

This year’s map will encourage customers to post pictures of themselves in a featured bookstore.

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20 Feb
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Best Practices for Hosting Ticketed Events

Booksellers discussed ticketing services, the best platforms for marketing events, and best practices for event grid pitches.

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