BTW Articles

03 Oct

Winter Institute Already More Than Half Filled

Registration for ABA’s Eighth Annual Winter Institute has already reached more than 290 booksellers representing over 150 member stores. Wi8 registration is capped at 500 booksellers with a maximum of three registrants per member business to ensure a dynamic yet intimate educational program.

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27 Sep

Winter Institute 8 Registration Opens

Registration for ABA’s Eighth Annual Winter Institute is now open. Wi8 kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri, with a reception on Friday evening, February 22,  and continues through Monday, February 25, with more than 25 education sessions for booksellers at all levels of experience.

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26 Sep

Last Call for Events Specialty Institute

Registration for ABA’s first-ever Events Specialty Institute will close at midnight on Sunday, September 30. The institute, which is open to booksellers at all ABA member stores, will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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25 Sep

ABA to Offer E-Book and Literacy Sessions at Heartland and NEIBA Shows

At next week’s  Heartland Fall Forum and New England Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference, ABA staff will present the education sessions “E-Books and Independent Bookstores” and “Meeting the Literacy Needs of Your Community.”

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20 Sep

Thanks for Shopping Indie Sign-up Deadline October 22

Thanks for Shopping Indie, the first-ever multi-publisher promotion exclusively for ABA member bookstores, will give booksellers the opportunity to offer  an “extra” to customers on a broad range of 2012 Indie Next List titles. The promotion starts on November 24, Small Business Saturday, but to take part stores must sign up by October 22.

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20 Sep

World Book Night 2013 Bookstore Sign-up Begins

This week a crucial first step opened for indie bookstores wishing to take part in World Book Night U.S.’s second annual celebration of reading, giving, and community. Bookstores are being asked to complete a 2013 Host Store Marketing Agreement.

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20 Sep

Wi8: Registration to Open Next Thursday

Booksellers at ABA member stores will be able to register for the eighth annual Winter Institute (Wi8) beginning next Thursday, September 27. Wi8 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, from Saturday, February 23, to Monday, February 25, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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19 Sep

Events Institute Session Presenters Announced

ABA has announced the presenters for the Events Specialty Institute’s four breakout sessions and three roundtable discussions. The institute will be held on October 3 at The Depot in Minneapolis.

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18 Sep

ABA to End Fall Shows With E-Books & Literacy at SCIBA

ABA staff will be at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Authors Feast & Trade Show on October 20 to present education sessions, listen to booksellers’ concerns, and share updates on ABA’s programs and initiatives, including the new ABA/Kobo partnership.

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17 Sep

Bill and Judith Moyers Honorary Chairs of Banned Books Week

Award-winning broadcast journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Davidson Moyers, president of Public Affairs Television, have been named honorary co-chairs of Banned Books Week (September 30 – October 6).

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