Children’s Bookselling

07 Apr

April ShopTalks to Offer Special Opportunity for Children’s Booksellers

ABA is inviting bookstore members of the ABC Group to this April 20 conversation to share best practices, talk about their business, and crowdsource ideas and solutions to problems.

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07 Apr

2021 Children’s Institute to Go Virtual

Attendees can expect all their favorite programs to return during the virtual event. Registration will open on June 15. 

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31 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Kicks Off April 7

Topics for the series include magic and queering fantasy worlds; magic, speculative, and real-life issues; identity in the future; and diverse worldbuilding in short stories.

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31 Mar

What Are You Reading? Nominate It for the ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

The 2021 catalog will feature titles nominated by American Booksellers Association bookstore members as well as titles nominated by publishers.

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23 Mar

Nominations for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog Now Open

New this year, booksellers can submit their nomination using Edelweiss. Just as a bookseller would nominate for the Indie Next List, they can also nominate children’s titles for the ABC Catalog.

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22 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

April Virtual Reading Series Explores YA Science Fiction and Fantasy

Victoria Schwab, Tochi Onyebuchi, Samira Ahmed, and Zoraida Córdova will be in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton on a variety of topics. 

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17 Mar
April reading series with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, Wednesdays in April

April Virtual Reading Series on “A Universe of Wishes” to Feature YA Sci-fi and Fantasy Worlds

The four-part series will take place every Wednesday in April. Booksellers can start promoting the event to their customers now.

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09 Feb
Kids' Indie Next List

The Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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03 Feb
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Booksellers Talk Virtual, In-School, and In-Store Book Fairs

During the session, booksellers heard about planning virtual book fairs. A session on planning in-person book fairs will be held on Wednesday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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20 Jan
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2021 Children’s Institute Moves to Late Summer

The 9th annual Children’s Institute, slated for June 2021, will now take place August 30–September 1 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Jan
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Booksellers Talk Building School Partnerships in the Time of COVID

Bookseller panelists discussed how to reach out to librarians, what collaboration looks like, the best way to cultivate the partnership, and how a strong relationship with librarians can benefit a bookstore.

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15 Dec
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19
02 Dec
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Karen M. McManus on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Cousins”

“Another stellar mystery by Karen McManus, who doesn’t miss a beat as she takes on summer vacation rather than the schoolroom,” said Sami Thomason of Square Books.

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24 Nov
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ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog PDF Available Now

The PDF can be downloaded on PDF pages can be saved as JPEGs and featured in newsletters and on social media.

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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