Events

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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17 Mar

ABA Rebrands Coffee Breaks as “ShopTalk”

For the spring, the number of gatherings will be reduced, but ABA is adding a dedicated event for ABC Children’s Group members as well as an event for new and newish bookstores.

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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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10 Mar

Wi16 Education Recap: Hand-selling/Upselling in a Hybrid World

Bookseller panelists discussed how they've used the new hybrid world of bookselling to their advantage by making efficient email marketing campaigns; creating dynamic, community-focused virtual events; and more. 

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10 Mar

New Winter Institute Recordings Available Now

All three keynote sessions from Winter Institute, in addition to three education sessions and several rep picks videos, are available now on BookWeb for ABA member booksellers.

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09 Mar
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March 11 Marketing Meetup to Offer Basic Tips on Using Canva

This session will include a review of graphic image platform Canva, plus a demonstration of customizing a marketing asset by ABA Graphic and Web Designer Melissa Napolitano.

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09 Mar

Talk With Colleagues During ABA’s Coffee Breaks

Regular Coffee Breaks are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET, as well as the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. All booksellers are invited to join.

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09 Mar

Operational Workflow Education Session to Look at Returns

The Thursday, March 11, education session will feature a conversation on the returns process and how to best navigate the what, when, and how of returns.

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