ABC Children’s Institute

10 Jun

Children’s Institute Registration Underway

The July 15–16 virtual event will feature sessions on representation in young adult and middle grade sci-fi and fantasy titles; an antiracism training with Cultures Connecting; a talk on store voice, online sales, and profitability; rep picks presentations; and more.

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27 May

Author Isaac Fitzgerald to Present Keynote at Virtual Children’s Institute

Fitzgerald is the indie bookstore champion who hosted a young adult tweet-a-thon and produced a YouTube video to urge support of #SaveIndieBookstores during the COVID-19 crisis.

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20 May

Virtual Children’s Institute Scheduled for July 15–16

The event is open to all ABA member booksellers. Watch upcoming issues of Bookselling This Week for details about programming and links to participate.

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08 Apr
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Children’s Institute Refunds on the Way

Booksellers should contact the Westin La Paloma to cancel their hotel reservation, and keep an eye out for a refund of their Children’s Institute registration fee.

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01 Apr
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ABA Postpones 2020 Children’s Institute

The 8th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 22–24, 2020, will now take place in June 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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09 Mar
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Bookseller Panelists Sought for Children’s Institute Education Sessions

All booksellers are encouraged to review the program and consider sharing their expertise as a panelist at Children’s Institute. 

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04 Mar
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The American Booksellers Association Addresses Coronavirus Concerns

Here, ABA shares updates about upcoming industry events and provides a number of resources for booksellers who are looking to prepare their businesses for the potential effects of coronavirus.

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04 Mar
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Sign Up Now for Children’s Institute

Registration for the institute is open, as are the ABA hotel room blocks and sign-up for the new Bookseller Olympics special event.

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26 Feb
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Children’s Institute Hotel Reservations Open Now

Attendees can also sign up to go for the gold in the brand-new Bookseller Olympics. Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Feb

2020 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s eighth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 22–24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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12 Feb

American Booksellers Association Debuts Program for 8th Annual Children’s Institute

Booksellers should take a look at the many exciting events on tap for this year’s event and be ready to register for Ci8 at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19.

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17 Dec

Know Before You Go: Check Out ABA’s Code of Conduct

Last year, ABA announced the establishment of a new code of conduct for all association meetings and events, which is available for review on BookWeb.

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26 Nov

ABA to Look at Offering Childcare for Children’s Institute

While there was not enough interest to offer the service at Winter Institute, ABA will research childcare services for the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson.

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31 Oct

Scholarship Application Process Ongoing for ABC Children’s Institute 2020

Booksellers at stores that did not have an ABC Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2018 or 2019 can now apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Children’s Institute in Tucson, Arizona.

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