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29 Apr
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Join Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi for a Virtual Book Club in May

The book club will meet each Wednesday in May to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning.

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29 Apr
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ABA Launches “Give Me Summer, Give Me Books!”

This summer, instead of a reading challenge, the ABC Children’s Group is inviting 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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28 Apr
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Marketing Meetup Recap: Hosting Virtual Events, Part II

The guest speakers discussed Sqweee, Crowdcast, Facebook Live, and Streamyard. 

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22 Apr
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How to Cancel Your BookExpo Hotel

Following last week’s announcement that BookExpo and BookCon will not take place this year, ABA is encouraging booksellers to review their hotel reservations and make cancellations as necessary.

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22 Apr
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Publishers Share Expectations for Booksellers Planning Virtual Author Events

Here, ABA offers publisher feedback on a range of questions, from what authors think about participating in virtual events to how booksellers can encourage sales during them.

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21 Apr
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#VirtualBookstoreParty Kicks Off

Through April 25, the original date for the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, booksellers are holding contests, creating book lists, and promoting the indie message.

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15 Apr
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Candlewick Launches Digital Find Waldo Local Resources for 2020 Celebration

Although the physical campaign is on hold until 2021, booksellers can access videos, activities, and social media posts to celebrate the 2020 event virtually.

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15 Apr
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Independent Bookstore Day Postponed but Celebrating Virtually This Month

IBD will be doing a social media push about indie bookstores starting on April 19 and ending on the original celebration date of April 25.

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14 Apr
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BookExpo and BookCon Postponed to 2021

“We are now looking forward and can’t wait to return with a stronger show than ever in 2021,” said Jenny Martin, event director for BookExpo and BookCon. 

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14 Apr
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Explore Online and Virtual Events Tools on BookWeb

A team of ABA staff has researched a variety of services that help with hosting online events. See the results in a new chart on BookWeb.

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14 Apr

Marketing Meetup Recap: Virtual Events

Booksellers are now using Zoom, Crowdcast, and Be.Live to host virtual events.

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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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25 Mar

Booksellers Connect With Customers Through Virtual Events

As readers across the country practice social distancing and independent bookstores enter various states of closure, booksellers are finding new ways to stay connected with their customers and communities.

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23 Mar
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BookExpo Postponed to July

BookExpo will now be held July 22–24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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