Events

07 Apr
Independent Bookstore Day

IndieCommerce Launches Independent Bookstore Day Feature

The new feature will allow stores participating in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) to have the products listed on their site while also providing more control over the product pages themselves. 

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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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07 Apr

Marketing Meetup Added for April 27 to Look at Bookshop.org

Join the Tuesday, April 27, Marketing Meetup at 3:00 p.m. ET to learn about optimizing your Bookshop.org page. The session will be led by Bookshop Partnerships Manager Sarah High.

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06 Apr

Join ABA’s Upcoming Sessions on Business Models to Learn About Retail Cooperatives and Nonprofits

Whether your store is new or long established, it can be profitable to consider how it could be structured differently than your current business model.

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06 Apr
Bookstore Shout Out step by step

Special Bookstore Day Event Announced, #BookstoreShoutOut Campaign Begins

Registration for the April 22 event with author Glennon Doyle opens on April 12, and the IBD social media campaign, featuring a special giveaway, is underway now. 

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06 Apr
First Aid Kit

Special Enrollment Extended: Join ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions for April 12 Webinar

The Special Enrollment Period for the health insurance marketplace has been extended to August 15. Booksellers are encouraged to register for a webinar with LIG Solutions to learn more.

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31 Mar
Independent Bookstore Day with three balloons tied to a stack of four books

Independent Bookstore Day Marketing Kit Now Available

Booksellers can download and print signs, book teasers, and shelf-talkers to promote the event in their stores, as well as images for social media posts.

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31 Mar
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

ABA to Present Two Sessions From the Center for Anti-Violence Education

The April 15 event will look at de-escalation techniques, while the April 22 program will unpack microaggressions. All booksellers are invited to sign up for these sessions now.

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31 Mar

April Offers Opportunities to Connect During ABA ShopTalks, Forums, Office Hours

Booksellers can visit the new at-a-glance calendar to see all upcoming events.

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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

Sign Up for Meetups on Independent Bookstore Day, Gravity Payments

Booksellers should sign up now to join the April 1 Marketing Meetup on Independent Bookstore Day and the April 8 Technology Meetup on Gravity Payments.

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29 Mar
First Aid Kit

April 12 Webinar to Look at ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions

This webinar will highlight changes in the insurance marketplace that will be taking place under the new Biden administration, followed by a discussion around the future of Association Group Health Plans. 

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24 Mar
Independent Bookstore Day with three balloons tied to a stack of four books

Glennon Doyle Named 2021 Bookstore Day Author Ambassador

Booksellers can also visit the searchable Independent Bookstore Day map, which went live this week, and sign up to attend the April 1 Marketing Meetup on Independent Bookstore Day.

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24 Mar
First Aid Kit

Register for an April 12 Webinar With ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions

The webinar, which will run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, will provide an overview of the state of health insurance in 2021.

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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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