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09 Oct

Registration Opens October 29 for Special Events at Winter Institute

Events include an antitrust symposium, bookstore tours, bookseller boot camps, publisher meetings, and special educational sessions.

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09 Oct

Hear All About Audiobooks at ABA’s Upcoming Marketing Meetup

The meetup will look at selling and gifting audiobooks and the celebration of Libro.fm’s Real People Monday, also known as Cyber Monday. All booksellers are invited to join.

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02 Oct

Sign Up for ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The October 8 Technology Meetup will look at alternative payment methods, while the October 17 Marketing Meetup will focus on Libro.fm audiobooks. All booksellers are welcome to join.

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02 Oct

Winter Institute Hotel Waitlist Now Forming

Booksellers are encouraged to add themselves to the waitlist, as ABA is currently securing additional room blocks and will share details with all waitlisted booksellers by the end of October.

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25 Sep

Scholarship Application Process Opens for 2020 ABC Children’s Institute

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Sep

Winter Institute Waitlist Now Forming

Winter Institute registration sold out in record time this year. Booksellers can put themselves on the waitlist for the full event or purchase Day Pass registration to attend on Friday, January 24.

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18 Sep

Registration Now Full for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers began registering at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18; a waitlist has begun as the event has reached capacity.

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18 Sep

Bookstore Romance Day Book Club to Kick Off This November

Each quarter, two or more books in different romance subgenres will be selected; discussions will take place in August, November, February, and May.

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17 Sep

Technology Meetup Recap: Digital Events

During the meetup, booksellers heard about alternatives to in-store visits with authors, from online book clubs to Facebook Live videos to Skype sessions.

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11 Sep

Save the Date: ABA to Present Antitrust Symposium in Washington, D.C., on January 21

Booksellers will attend a panel discussion on the growing monopoly power in the retailing and tech sector and meet with lawmakers to discuss issues impacting their businesses.

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11 Sep

69 Booksellers Awarded Scholarships to 2020 Winter Institute

Scholarships will cover the conference fee, four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block, and transportation costs up to $400. 

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11 Sep

Around Indies

Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies. 

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11 Sep

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 15th Annual Winter Institute

Booksellers should be ready to register for the event at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 18, as it always sells out quickly.

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