Events

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
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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
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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
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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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22 Mar
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April Meetups to Cover Independent Bookstore Day, Gravity Payments

The April Marketing Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 1, while the Technology Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 8. All booksellers are invited to sign up.

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22 Mar

Join ABA’s Upcoming ShopTalks and More

The month of April will feature bookseller ShopTalks, a session on membership benefits, a quarterly BIPOC forum, Board Office Hours, a special ShopTalk for ABC Group members, and more. 

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22 Mar

Upcoming Education Session to Focus on Twitter Engagement

On Thursday, March 25, booksellers can learn about when to use Twitter vs. other social media platforms, important considerations for engaging with Twitter’s online community, and more. Sign up now.

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17 Mar
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April Meetups to Look at Independent Bookstore Day, Gravity Payments

The April Marketing Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 1, while the Technology Meetup will be held on Thursday, April 8.

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17 Mar

Regional Associations Plan Spring Programming

Virtual programming will take place in March, April, and May.

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17 Mar

Bookseller Danny Caine Publishes “How to Resist Amazon and Why”

Booksellers interested in hearing more can register to attend a March 31 discussion about the book and strategies to help small businesses thrive in the face of tech monopolies.

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17 Mar

Talk With POS Vendors on March 24

On Wednesday, March 24, booksellers are invited to talk with a number of point-of-sale vendors to discuss their current operations or learn about alternative system providers.

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17 Mar

Sign Up for “Twitter Engagement: To Tweet or Not to Tweet”

On Thursday, March 25, booksellers can learn about when to use Twitter vs. other social media platforms, important considerations for engaging with Twitter’s online community, and more.

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