Last Call to Register for Children’s Institute; Deadline Extended to July 3 [5]

Booksellers now have until July 3 to register [7] for the American Booksellers Association’s virtual Children’s Institute [8] (Ci8), which will be held July 15–16 in the Eastern time zone. Furloughed booksellers are also welcome to register (note the separate registration form [9]).

This year, a number of programs will feature American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services from Handwriter Ink. See last week’s BTW article for details [10].

Newly added to the schedule is a session featuring bestselling and award-winning authors Kwame Alexander and Jerry Craft. Other program highlights include:

The virtual Children’s Institute is open to all ABA member booksellers and costs $20; visit BookWeb.org now to register [7]. Registration closes July 3.

Children’s Institute will resume in person on June 16–18, 2021, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Questions about the institute should be directed to childrensinstitute@bookweb.org [20]