Events

11 Nov

Winter Institute 2021 Goes Virtual

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will now be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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10 Nov

Sign Up for November 13 Book Group Picks Speed-Dating

The event, hosted by ReadingGroupGuides.com, will feature representatives from 18 large, medium-sized, and small publishers sharing selections that book groups will want to know about and discuss.

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10 Nov
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November 12 Technology Meetup to Feature Open Conversation

This is the final meetup of 2020; a new series of Marketing and Technology meetups will begin in 2021.

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10 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist” Underway

The event is free to all who would like to attend. Donations are being taken in support of Black Lives Matter Global Foundation.

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09 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

These virtual events, open to all ABA member booksellers, offer an opportunity to talk about any bookselling-related topics.

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03 Nov
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November Meetups to Feature Open Conversations on Marketing, Technology

The Marketing Meetup will take place on Thursday, November 5, and the Technology Meetup will be held Thursday, November 12. These will be the final meetups for the year.

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03 Nov

Sign Up for the November 5 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The next ABA Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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03 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist” Begins

Bookstores that are interested in bringing the free virtual book club to local educators, students, and readers of all ages can sign up to receive bookplates signed by Cullors. 

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28 Oct

Join the November 5 BIPOC Bookseller Coffee Break

The next ABA Coffee Break meeting space for BIPOC — Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — booksellers will be held on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m.

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28 Oct

Talk Marketing and Technology Strategies During November Meetups

The November meetups will both feature open conversations for booksellers to participate in. 

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28 Oct
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

Registration Underway for November Reading Series on “When They Call You a Terrorist”

The two-part consumer reading series will take place on Thursday, November 5, and Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET on Zoom.

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26 Oct
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Learn About Self-Defense at Upcoming “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinar

The final webinar of the series will look at basic self-defense tips. Booksellers can visit the Education Resources section on BookWeb.org to watch videos of all previous webinars in the series.

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22 Oct

Join Your Colleagues Every Tuesday for a Virtual Coffee Break

During the November 3 Coffee Break, ABA Children’s Group Manager Gen de Botton will walk booksellers through a brief lesson on meditation and relaxation.

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20 Oct
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De-escalation to Be the Focus of Upcoming “Top 10 Things to Know About...” Webinars

These sessions, which have limited capacity, will cover a range of de-escalation techniques that are particularly relevant in the context of our current political and social environment. Booksellers should sign up now. 

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20 Oct
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Top 10 Things to Know About: Creating Safe and Profitable Events

From evaluating platform security to leveraging local connections, this session offered booksellers tips, tricks, and guidance on how to create events in the new digital world.

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