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08 Jul

Authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft to Appear in Conversation at Virtual Ci8

During the session, Alexander and Craft will discuss their careers as writers, their lives as readers, and their experiences being two of only five Black authors to win Newbery Awards.

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08 Jul

Can’t Make it to the Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Ci8? Let ABA Know

Many booksellers are waitlisted for this workshop; registered booksellers who cannot attend should let ABA know by the end of the day on July 9 so waiting booksellers can take their place.

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08 Jul

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team One-on-One at Children’s Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for virtual 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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07 Jul

ABA Business Partners Available for Meetings at the Ci8 Expo

The Expo section of the event offers an area for booksellers to meet with vendors, including the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Booklog, Drag Queen Story Hour, and We Need Diverse Books.

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01 Jul
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Bookstores to Schools

This session focused on what needs to change as businesses are in various states of operation and events are taking place virtually instead of in-person.

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01 Jul
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Last Call to Register for Children’s Institute; Deadline Extended to July 3

Recently added to the schedule is a session featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft in conversation. 

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30 Jun

Publishers Join in to Sponsor White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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30 Jun

Kids’ Indies Introduce Authors on Being Chosen for the Program

At Children’s Institute later this month, the debut authors will appear alongside booksellers to talk about their books.

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29 Jun

Sign Up for Virtual IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at Children’s Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for virtual 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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24 Jun

Virtual Children’s Institute to Feature ASL Interpretation

Handwriter Ink will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for a number of events at Ci8, sponsored in part by Libro.fm.

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23 Jun
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Get on the Waitlist for the White Antiracist Allyship Workshop at Children’s Institute

This workshop focuses on the self-awareness, knowledge of historic and current racism, and skills necessary for white people to learn together. 

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23 Jun
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Blue Willow’s Cathy Berner on the Wonder of Author Isaac Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, “an unapologetic supporter of indie bookstores and booksellers,” is the keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Children’s Institute, to be held July 15–16. Booksellers can register now.

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22 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

Join ABA for an Evening Coffee Break on Thursday, June 25

This regular live forum, now with a monthly evening session, offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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