13 Mar

Start Making Plans for BookExpo Now

Booksellers have a number of opportunities to meet authors, collect signed books, discover non-book items, network with editors and publicists, and explore new and upcoming titles at this year’s event.

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11 Mar

Save the Date: Children’s Book Art Silent Auction at BookExpo

Proceeds from the annual event, which auctions off art donated by children’s book illustrators, will benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.

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06 Mar
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Sign Up by April 5 for Editors Speed Dating at BookExpo

Attending booksellers will meet with groups of editors from participating publishers to talk about new and upcoming books.

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12 Feb
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New BookExpo Grant Program to Send Booksellers to 2019 Event

The brand-new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program was designed to make it possible for new booksellers to experience and benefit from all that BookExpo has to offer during the May 29–31 event.

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04 Feb
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BookExpo to Feature UnBound, a Collection of Bookish Goods

UnBound will present a collection of relevant products across 25 categories, from journals, calendars, and greeting cards to desk accessories, toys, games, art materials, and artisanal/handmade items.

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29 Jan
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2019 BookExpo Registration Opens

The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31.

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27 Jun

2018 Silent Art Auction Proceeds Total More Than $26,000

The 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit ABFE and Every Child a Reader was once again a success at this year’s BookExpo, with more than 300 attendees and net proceeds of over $26,000.

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21 Jun
Robert Sindelar

A Letter From ABA Board President Robert Sindelar on BookExpo: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Here, Sindelar shares his thoughts on the reimagined BookExpo as well as initiatives to help indie booksellers capitalize on pre-orders and to bring the Batch invoicing system to the U.S.

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12 Jun

BookExpo Education: How Non-Buyers Can Use Edelweiss+

Edelweiss puts booksellers’ reading preferences in front of sales reps, provides access to digital review copies and Indie Next List nomination options, and offers tools for communicating plans for big titles.

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11 Jun
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Missed BookExpo 2018? Visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to Catch Up

ABA members can now access handouts from education sessions held at BookExpo 2018 in New York City.

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06 Jun

NPD Featured Talk at BookExpo: BookScan for Booksellers

A featured talk at BookExpo on Thursday, May 31, showed booksellers the value of reporting to BookScan, which compiles and measures sales data in the U.S. market for physical books.

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05 Jun

B&N’s Len Riggio at BookExpo: The More Bookstores the Better

In his talk, Riggio discussed his early days in bookselling, the growth of Barnes & Noble, and his take on the current state of the bookselling industry. 

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01 Jun

ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers “Stronger Together”

The meeting included an announcement that ABA will invest in a U.S. version of Batch, an electronic invoicing and payment system used by booksellers in the U.K., with an anticipated rollout in early 2019.

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01 Jun
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Booksellers Discuss Range of Topics at ABA Town Hall at BookExpo

Topics at the American Booksellers Association’s Town Hall meeting at BookExpo 2018 included diversity initiatives, ABA’s new code of conduct, and support for the next generation of booksellers.

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31 May

Authors Honored at 18th Annual Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo

Booksellers attending the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BookExpo had the chance to recognize authors and illustrators whose books reflect the indie spirit.

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