Events

27 Mar

Booksellers Talk Up Children’s Institute Ahead of Sixth Annual Event

Michelle Shaver of Carmichael’s Bookstore called Children’s Institute “invaluable in terms of generating new programming ideas and creating connections within the bookselling community.”

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21 Mar

Spring Forums Coming Up in SIBA, MIBA, and NAIBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 23 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; March 26 in St. Paul, Minnesota; and March 28 in New York City.

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21 Mar

ABA Unveils a Packed Agenda for BookExpo

BookExpo 2018 will feature a variety of programming for independent booksellers, from popular networking events to valuable education sessions to celebrations with favorite authors.

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20 Mar
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Children’s Institute to Feature Array of Education

Educational programming at the June 19–21 ABC Children’s Institute will include sessions on planning and executing successful large-scale events, reaching underserved communities, selling YA to adults, and much more.

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12 Mar

Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

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12 Mar

2018 BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Books Revealed

BookExpo has announced the 16 titles to be featured at this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels.

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09 Mar
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Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA, and PNBA Regions

The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

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05 Mar

Last Call: Register for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will detail the financial state of independent bookstores.

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05 Mar

Register Now for Children’s Institute

This year, booksellers attending the sixth ABC Children’s Institute (June 19–21 in New Orleans) will have the opportunity to participate in a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.

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02 Mar
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Donations Sought for Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

Illustrators are encouraged to donate artwork for the 2018 Silent Art Auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader, which will be held May 30 at BookExpo.

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02 Mar

Start Promoting Independent Bookstore Day

Here are some tips to help spread the word about Independent Bookstore Day, which will be celebrated by more than 500 independent bookstores on April 28.

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28 Feb

ABA Programming at BookExpo to Feature Return of Perennial Favorites

BookExpo 2018 will kick off on Wednesday, May 30, with a full day of events, including Meet the Editors, Publicists Speed Dating, the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, and the Silent Art Auction.

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27 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Brings Back Marketing-in-a-Mailer

The Independent Bookstore Day Marketing-in-a-Mailer contains signage, stickers, teasers, shelf-talkers, and balloons to help bookstores promote the event. The kit costs $20 and orders are due March 15.

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26 Feb

BookExpo Announces Adult Book & Author Breakfast Speakers

The May 31 event will feature authors Trevor Noah, Barbara Kingsolver, Nicholas Sparks, and Jill Lepore, as well as hosts Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.

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20 Feb

2018 Children’s Institute Registration Opens

The American Booksellers Association’s sixth ABC Children’s Institute will be held June 19–21 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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