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29 Oct

Important Independent Bookstore Day Dates and Deadlines

The 2020 Independent Bookstore Day, an all-day celebration of independent bookstores across the nation, will take place on April 25.

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09 Oct

ABA Heads to MPIBA, NAIBA Trade Shows

Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.

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02 Oct

Join ABA at the Fall Regional Trade Shows in October

The 2019 fall regional trade show season is underway, and this month, ABA staff will be attending shows in the New England, Heartland, Pacific Northwest, Mountains & Plains, and New Atlantic regions.

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23 Sep

ABA Heads to SCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 27, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” as well as the session “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”  

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17 Sep

ABA Heads to NCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Saturday, September 21, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success.”

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11 Sep

ABA Heads to SIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 13, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” and roundtables on “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”

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04 Sep

ABA Heads to SIBA, NCIBA, SCIBA Trade Shows in September

Join ABA staff at this year’s shows, where ABA will present the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success.”

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28 Aug

Fall Regional Trade Shows to Kick Off September 13

Stop by the ABA booth to say hi to staff, learn about ABA programming, and drop a business card to get in the running for a Winter Institute scholarship.

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21 Aug

NCIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 20–20 NCIBA Discovery Show in Burlingame, California.

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14 Aug

SIBA Discovery Show to Feature ABA Education Session on Independent Bookstore Day

The American Booksellers Association will present the education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” at the September 13–15 SIBA Discovery Show in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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14 Aug

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Multi-Store Events

Booksellers discussed strategies for planning and marketing such events as Independent Bookstore Day, Find Waldo Local, and Here’s Harry. 

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07 Aug

Sign Up to Join ABA’s August 8 Marketing Meetup, August 13 Technology Meetup

ABA now offers two opportunities for live online education: a twice-monthly Marketing Meetup and a monthly Technology Meetup. All booksellers are invited to participate in these online conversations.

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30 Jul

Marketing Meetup Recap: Marketing Multi-Store Events

In this session, bookseller speakers discussed Independent Bookstore Day and how regional businesses can put together bookstore crawls and passports.

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29 Jul

Sign Up to Join ABA’s August 8 Marketing Meetup

In the second of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will discuss Independent Bookstore Day in addition to other shop local events, such as Find Waldo Local and Here’s Harry.

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24 Jul

Independent Bookstore Day to be the Focus of ABA Education at Fall Regional Shows

This year’s educational session from ABA will offer an overview of the event and tips from booksellers who have successfully made the best of the national celebration of indie bookstores.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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