ABC Children’s Institute

05 Jun

Children’s Book Art Up for Grabs at Ci7

Ten pieces of original artwork created by children’s book illustrators will be raffled off later this month at the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute.

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03 Jun

Join in the Conversation at Point-of-Sale User Groups at Children’s Institute

Discussions will focus on integrating POS systems with IndieCommerce websites; representatives from IBID, Booklog, Wordstock, and IndieCommerce will be on hand.

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03 Jun

Sign Up for IndieCommerce One-on-One Meetings at Children’s Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

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15 May

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

WRBG founder Glory Edim will lead an interactive educational workshop centered around the book club turned literary festival at the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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14 May

Attention: Booksellers Looking to Cancel Hotel Reservations for Children’s Institute

Booksellers who need to cancel their hotel reservations for Children’s Institute are asked to contact ABA’s Jill Perlstein instead of calling the hotel.

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13 May

Registration Ongoing for Quidditch Match at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute can register now to participate in the Ci7 Quidditch Match.

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08 May
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Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

In addition to keynote speakers Elizabeth Acevedo, Alyssa Milano, and Ann Patchett, authors include Cece Bell, Erin Entrada Kelly, Innosanto Nagara, Jerry Pinkney, Jon Scieszka, and Henry Winkler.

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01 May

Meet ABA’s Affiliated Business Partners at Children’s Institute Consultation Station

At the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, the Consultation Station will offer booksellers the chance to meet with representatives from ABA’s affiliated business solution partners, POS vendors, and other service providers. 

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23 Apr

Pittsburgh’s DoubleTree Hotel Promises a Green Children’s Institute

The DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree has committed to maintaining recycling and sustainable practices during the event, which takes place June 26-28.

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16 Apr

Registration Ongoing for Bookstore Tours, Quidditch Match at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute can register now for full-day or half-day bookstore tours or to participate in a quidditch match.

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10 Apr
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Join Your Neighbors for Movie Night at Children’s Institute

Here from ABC Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton is a special invitation to booksellers attending the seventh ABC Children’s Institute (Ci7) in Pittsburgh this June.

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26 Mar

Alyssa Milano to Deliver Closing Keynote at 2019 Children’s Institute

At the event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this June, the actress and lifelong activist will discuss her debut children’s book series, Hope.

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25 Mar

Registration Nearing Capacity for 2019 Children’s Institute

There is currently room for fewer than 20 additional attendees at the seventh annual ABC Children’s Institute, which will take place from June 26-28, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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25 Mar

Sign Up Now for Pittsburgh Bookstore Tours at Children’s Institute

Booksellers and publishers who sign up will have the opportunity to take either a full-day or a half-day tour of Pittsburgh’s independent bookstores.

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18 Mar

Registration Underway for Children’s Institute Bookstore Tours

Booksellers and publishers attending Children’s Institute 2019 in Pittsburgh this June can register now for half-day and full-day bookstore tours.

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