Booksellers should keep an eye on their inboxes (and spam folders) for an invitation to log in to the 8th annual Children’s Institute (Ci8), which is taking place July 15-16.
On Thursday, July 9, registered booksellers will receive an email from the American Booksellers Association with information about the event, including materials for the Rep Picks presentations and a link to view who’s attending.
On Friday, July 10, an email will arrive from Hopin, the virtual platform where booksellers are gathering for Ci8. That email will include a unique link to join the institute. ABA encourages booksellers to log in early on July 15 to explore the platform; the virtual doors will open 60 minutes before Ci8 begins. Booksellers can log out and log back in at any time throughout the day. A reminder about Ci8 will be sent from Hopin on Tuesday, July 14.
Those who registered for the White Anti-Racist Allyship workshop should watch their inbox on Friday, July 10, for an email from ABA’s Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, who will share login information for the workshop as well as important materials to read ahead of time. (Note: there is a lengthy waiting list for the workshop. If you signed up but can’t attend, please let ABA know by the end of the day on June 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org so another bookseller can take your place.)
Those who signed up for one-on-one meetings with the IndieCommerce team will receive an email on Friday, July 10, with the link to attend their meeting. Booksellers can still make appointments for one-on-one time. A walk-in space will also be available.