Events

07 Apr
A Universe of Wishes virtual reading series

“A Universe of Wishes” Virtual Reading Series Begins

The series kicked off today, April 7, and continues every Wednesday throughout the rest of the month. Booksellers are invited to have their customers join now.

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07 Apr

Learn About Credit Card Processor Gravity Payments at April 8 Technology Meetup

ABA recently partnered with Gravity Payments, which came recommended by several booksellers, to offer credit card processing services to bookstore members.

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07 Apr

New (and New-ish) Members: Get an Introduction to ABA Benefits on April 12

This session will offer a tutorial on navigating BookWeb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members.

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07 Apr

BIPOC Quarterly Forum Scheduled for April 13

The ABA team will attend from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and the BIPOC Forum will continue until 7:30 p.m. ET. BIPOC allies and booksellers who do not identify as BIPOC should not plan to attend. 

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07 Apr
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Next ABA Board Office Hours Scheduled for April 14

Office Hours on April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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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
Center for Anti-Violence Education sessions

Sign Up for Education Sessions From the Center for Anti-Violence Education

All booksellers are invited to sign up for the De-escalation Workshop on April 15 and Microaggressions in the Workplace session on April 22.

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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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