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22 Jul

Virtual Children’s Institute a Hit Among Attendees

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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21 Jul

Ci8 in Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft on Their Lives as Writers

During the conversation, Alexander and Craft reflected on the importance of bookstores in their lives and their careers.

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21 Jul
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Ci8 Virtual Keynote: Isaac Fitzgerald on the Importance of Children’s Bookselling

“You bring literature, and with it, everything from hope to despair to rage to joy to the freedom of adventure, to the readers who need it more than anything," said Fitzgerald in his address to booksellers. 

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21 Jul
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Independent Bookstore Day Masks and Mugs Now Available

Masks and mugs should be purchased by July 29 to ensure delivery by August 29, Independent Bookstore Day.

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15 Jul
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8th Annual Children’s Institute Underway, More to Come

Today, booksellers at the 8th annual Children’s Institute attended two education sessions, an antiracism workshop, an Indies Introduce presentation, and more. Programming continues tomorrow.

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15 Jul

Sign Up Now to Participate in Bookstore Romance Day

Swag packs with buttons, window clings, and more will be sent to all bookstores that register by August 1; T-shirts should be ordered by July 18.

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08 Jul
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Watch Your Inbox: Children’s Institute Event Link to Arrive July 10

On Friday, July 10, ABA will send out all the information that registered booksellers need to access the range of virtual events taking place during Children’s Institute.

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08 Jul
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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08 Jul

All Children’s Institute Attendees Invited to July 15 Virtual Hangout

Booksellers, authors, publishers, and guests will meet up in virtual rooms to connect during this (socially distant) party.

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08 Jul
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Order Additional Merch for Independent Bookstore Day by July 10

This year, booksellers are invited to sell the IBD merchandise on their websites beginning 10 days ahead of the event.

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08 Jul
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Find Waldo Local Digital Underway

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Find Waldo Local is going digital for 2020.

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