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19 Apr
De-escalation Recap

Education Recap: De-escalation Workshop

On Thursday, April 15, the American Booksellers Association offered a workshop from the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) on de-escalation techniques.

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14 Apr
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Last Day to Sign Up to Attend Thursday’s De-escalation Workshop

On Thursday, April 15, Center for Anti-Violence Education Program Manager Rej Joo will lead a workshop on a range of de-escalation techniques as well as safety considerations during such unpredictable moments. 

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14 Apr

IndieLite Stores: Sign Up for Webinar on Switching Credit Card Processors

The April 21 webinar will cover the tasks needed to switch and the order in which steps should be completed, as well as detailed information about the different pieces of credit card processing on IndieLite sites.

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14 Apr

Sign Up for April 27 Marketing Meetup on Bookshop.org

The session on optimizing your Bookshop.org page will be led by Bookshop Partnerships Manager Sarah High.

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14 Apr

Upcoming Education to Cover Retail Cooperatives and Nonprofits

The first event, looking at nonprofits, will take place on Thursday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The second event, on retail cooperatives, will be held May 13.

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14 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Continues

Remaining topics for the series include identity in the future with Samira Ahmed on April 21 and diverse worldbuilding in short stories with Zoraida Córdova on April 28.

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13 Apr
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Indie Bookstores Celebrate National Poetry Month

Booksellers around the country are sharing new poetry releases, recommendations, and more.

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13 Apr
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Technology Meetup Recap: Gravity Payments

ABA recently partnered with Gravity Payments to offer credit card processing services to bookstore members. Gravity Payments currently offers special rates and terms for ABA members.

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13 Apr
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Angeline Boulley on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Firekeeper’s Daughter”

“This debut grabbed me from the start and kept me totally immersed in the story of a strong, self-described nerdy young female struggling with the normal problems of belonging, with the added element of being half Native American,” said Carol Putnam of Skylark Bookshop.

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