13 Apr

BEA Marketplace Expands to Make Convention Planning Easier

BookExpo America (BEA), in partnership with Publishers Lunch, has announced that its online directory, BEA Marketplace (, which was introduced last year on a test basis, has been expanded to facilitate planning for this year's trade show.

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08 Apr

ABA Financial Seminar at BEA Will Help Draw Road Map to Profitability

As part of ABA's educational programming at this year's BookExpo America (BEA), ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz will lead a financial seminar, "The 2% Solution," presenting practical solutions that all independent booksellers can use to draw a road map to profitability. The session will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday, June 5.

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07 Apr

ABFFE Silent Auction Seeks Contributions

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) is urging publishers, booksellers, and others to support the fight for free expression by contributing to the ABFFE Silent Auction, which will be held during BookExpo America. Every year, ABFFE auctions books, book sidelines and services, tickets for concerts and sporting events, and much more to raise funds to support its efforts to protect First Amendment rights.

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07 Apr

BEA Announces Panelists for Editor & Bookseller Buzz Forum

BookExpo America (BEA) has announced the panelists for this year's "Editor & Bookseller Buzz Forum." The Buzz Forum allows top publishing executives to present the one or two upcoming books they feel most passionate about to a gathering of booksellers, book reviewers, and other media and industry professionals. The forum will take place on Thursday, June 3, at 4:30 p.m.

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01 Apr

Booksellers Encouraged to RSVP Soon for Popular Book Sense Author Luncheon

The Book Sense Book & Author Luncheon, previously called the Book Sense 76 Luncheon, one of the highlights of the annual ABA Convention, will be held on Friday, June 4, at this year's BookExpo America at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center. The free noontime event, which is open to all bookstores with Book Sense, provides a special opportunity for booksellers to meet dozens of authors whose books they have helped make past or present Book Sense Picks. Reservations are required and are limited to two per bookstore.

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01 Apr

BEA to Hold Religion & Spirituality Day

BookExpo America (BEA) has announced that this year's trade show, to be held from June 2 - 6 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center, will feature a Religion & Spirituality Day, a focused educational program and special author event, on Friday, June 4.

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25 Mar

ABA All-Day Education Program at BEA Offers Comprehensive Marketing Strategies

Independent booksellers planning to attend BookExpo America (June 3 - 6 in Chicago) are encouraged to attend ABA's All-Day Education Program, a full day of panels and seminars designed specifically for them. The program is set for Thursday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the McCormick Place Convention Center and is free to all ABA member bookstores and their employees who register for BEA. (Booksellers must indicate on the BEA registration form that they are ABA members, and they must register for the all-day program.

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18 Mar

New BEA Super Pass Offers ABA Booksellers Unlimited Educational Opportunities

New for 2004, BookExpo America's (BEA) Super Pass provides ABA bookstore members with unlimited access to all ABA and BEA educational programming with the $65 show pre-registration admission, potentially saving booksellers hundreds of dollars in course fees.

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16 Mar

Lambda Literary Foundation Promises Gala BEA Event

The Lambda Literary Foundation will announce the winners of the 16th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, or "Lammies," honoring a diverse range of distinguished voices in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) publishing, at what promises to be a festive and lively ceremony at the Chicago Mart Plaza on Thursday, June 3, 2004, in conjunction with BookExpo America.

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04 Mar

Jon Stewart, David Sedaris, and Tom Wolfe on BEA Special Events Program

On March 4, BookExpo America (BEA) announced the speakers for its special events program at this year's convention to be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, from June 3 - June 6. Three Book & Author breakfasts, a lunch, and an audiobook tea are among the events planned, and the hosts include NPR's Terry Gross, Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter, and C-SPAN's Brian Lamb.

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26 Feb

Booksellers School at BEA to Explore Strategies for Understanding and Growing

As part of its comprehensive educational programming at this year's BookExpo America (BEA), which will be held from June 2 - 6 in Chicago, ABA is sponsoring a Booksellers School, "Fundamentals of Independent Bookselling -- Strategies for Understanding and Growing a Profitable Business." School programming will augment the skills of anyone who is considering opening a bookstore or buying an existing store; booksellers who still feel new to the business or who are new to management and leadership roles; booksellers asp

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05 Feb

ABA Programming at BEA 2004

In an effort to give booksellers more time to make plans for BookExpo America 2004, to be held June 2 - 6 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, ABA is providing below a preliminary programming schedule for the convention.

Highlights include:

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11 Dec

Hotel ABA Offers for BEA 2004 Completely Sold Out

ABA has announced that as of Tuesday, December 9, all rooms at the Allerton Crowne Plaza and Radisson Hotel & Suites set aside for ABA member booksellers planning to attend BookExpo America (BEA) 2004 in Chicago have been sold out.

"ABA and BEA thank all the booksellers who have signed up to take advantage of these great hotel offers," said ABA COO Oren Teicher. "We have some great things in store for you when you arrive!"

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04 Dec

Going...Going...Almost Gone: Hotel ABA Selling Out Fast!

ABA secures additional single rooms at Allerton/Hotel ABA

Thus far, the response by ABA member booksellers to both "Hotel ABA" offers, at the Allerton and next-door Radisson Hotel & Suites, has been nothing short of remarkable, as nearly all available rooms have been reserved. As such, those booksellers planning to attend BookExpo America (BEA) in Chicago next June and hoping to stay at "Hotel ABA" should act fast.

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