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22 Jun
Find Waldo Local

Find Waldo Local Digital Toolkit Available on BookWeb

Due to the coronavirus, Find Waldo Local, Candlewick’s longtime program supporting independent bookstores and promoting the shop local movement, is going digital for 2020.

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17 Jun
Annual Meeting and Town Hall

Booksellers Comment on Diversity, Finances, Healthcare, and More at Town Hall

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association hosted a virtual version of its Town Hall, where booksellers were invited to share their thoughts about the association and the book industry at large.

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17 Jun

A Report on the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association convened online for its Annual Membership Meeting.

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16 Jun
"Summer reading journal" banner over a woodland camp scene

ABA Offers Ready-to-Go Materials for Summer Reading Programs

This summer, the ABC Children’s Group is encouraging bookstores to share a reading journal that gives young customers the chance to slow down and explore their love of reading.

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10 Jun

Lee & Low to Host Webinar on Planning a Successful Virtual Author Visit

The webinar aims to take attendees step-by-step through the process of planning and executing a successful author visit, virtually or in person.

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10 Jun
Find Waldo Local

Find Waldo Local Digital Begins July 1

The digital campaign will run the entire summer, from July 1 to August 31, 2020. No registration is required, there are no order minimums, and all ABA member stores are invited to join in.

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10 Jun

Children’s Institute Registration Underway

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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10 Jun
ABA Coffee Break

ABA Coffee Breaks Continue Every Tuesday

This regular live forum offers booksellers the opportunity to talk with one another about any bookselling-related topics.

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10 Jun

Watch ABA’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall

In addition to a video available to ABA bookstore members, a full report of the discussions held at the meeting will be published in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday, June 17. 

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03 Jun
Save the date: ABA Town Hall & Annual Meeting June 11

Submit Topics Now for the June 11 ABA Town Hall

Booksellers can submit Town Hall questions or comments ahead of time at townhall@bookweb.org. During the meeting, questions will be invited through the meeting’s Q&A interface.

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03 Jun
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Booksellers and Authors to Present the Indies Introduce Adult Debut Titles

On June 4, Indies Introduce bookseller panelists and debut authors will take part in a special virtual event to present the adult titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2020 program.

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03 Jun
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Discusses Antiracism With Young People, Educators

Dr. Kendi told Bookselling This Week that he and author Jason Reynolds decided to hold the book club because there was a need in communities and classrooms across the country. 

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03 Jun

Join ABA for a Q&A With Left Bank Books on Bookselling During Race-Related Protests

During the June 4 forum, booksellers are encouraged to ask questions about topics related to the antiracism protests, from operational needs during riots to their store’s responsibility to its community. 

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27 May
Stamped Book Club flier

“Stamped” Virtual Book Club Extended

The popular book club will now meet through June 3 to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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