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23 Apr

Dine With Children’s Book Authors at the ABC/CBC Speed Dating Lunch

ABA members and friends of CBC can enjoy a lively lunch with 20 children’s book authors as they pitch their new projects at BookExpo 2018. Reserve your tickets now; space is limited.

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23 Apr

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off

Independent bookstores, libraries, and schools are invited to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest for a chance to win a set of children’s and young adult books.

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23 Apr
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Booksellers Rave About Meet the Editor

The popular Meet the Editor program invites booksellers to experience the book editing process through in-person visits with editors at their New York City offices on May 30.

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18 Apr

BookExpo to Feature “The Vital Bookstore” Interactive Exhibit

The collaborative learning space will offer visitors insights into the best merchandising practices to help drive success and engagement for the in-store and community experience. 

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17 Apr
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ABA to Showcase Bookseller Authors in Member Lounge at BookExpo

New this year, the Galley Room in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo will feature frontlist and backlist titles by booksellers. Members who would like to see their books featured should let ABA know.

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17 Apr

Backlist Book Character Costume Party to Kick Off Children’s Institute

Booksellers should start planning what to wear to the ABC Children’s Institute opening reception and costume party. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including best villain, best fierce female, best ensemble costume, and more.

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12 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in MIBA, MPIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held April 23 in St. Louis, Missouri, and April 25 in Evergreen, Colorado.

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12 Apr

Vote Now to Choose Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

All staff at ABA member stores are invited to cast their ballots to choose the winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The voting deadline is May 2.

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10 Apr

ABA Code of Conduct Now Available on BookWeb

Following the American Booksellers Association’s announcement of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, the code has been posted on the Governance page on BookWeb.

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09 Apr

Booksellers Start Planning for Independent Bookstore Day

More than 500 indie booksellers across the country will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28. Here’s what some of them have planned.

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06 Apr

Spring Forums Coming Up in NEIBA, GLIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held April 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and April 17 in Detroit, Michigan.

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06 Apr

ABA Lounge at BookExpo to Feature IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

Booksellers with questions about selling books and marketing their stores online are invited to visit with a member of the IndieCommerce team in the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo 2018.

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06 Apr

New Education Sessions Added to Children’s Institute Lineup

Booksellers heading to New Orleans for the sixth annual Children’s Institute can attend sessions on branding, opening a new store, creating LGBTQ youth programs, marketing STEM titles, and Edelweiss.

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06 Apr

Take Advantage of Your ABA Membership: Get Free Admission to BookExpo

This year, American Booksellers Association members will have special red lanyards that will identify them as independent booksellers.

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06 Apr
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Sign Up Now for ABA Programming at BookExpo

ABA programming at BookExpo, coming up May 30 to June 1, includes the Celebration of Bookselling lunch, Meet the Editor, Publicists Speed Dating, ABC/CBC Speed Dating lunch, and the Silent Art Auction.

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