Events

15 Feb
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Registration Underway for IndieCommerce Institute

This year’s institute will focus on helping stores manage website content, optimize their online shopping cart, and utilize all the new tools and features added to the IndieCommerce platform.

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15 Feb
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March Meetups to Look at Poetry Books, Canva

On March 4, booksellers can join a meetup to learn about marketing poetry books; on March 11, ABA will cover the easy-to-use graphic design platform Canva.

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15 Feb

New Coffee Breaks Announced for March

The month of March is filled with bookseller Coffee Breaks, including a special one for small stores. All booksellers are invited to join the Coffee Breaks to talk with colleagues.

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15 Feb
Binc Trivia Night

Deadline Extended to Join ABA’s Trivia Game and Support the Binc Foundation

Saturday, February 20, at 5:00 p.m. ET is now the deadline to sign up for a trivia night to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Tickets are $5.

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10 Feb

Talk About the Future During Winter Institute’s Bookseller-to-Bookseller Discussion Groups

These discussions are intended to prime booksellers for the Saturday, February 20, keynote “How to Think Like a Futurist” with futurist and author Brian David Johnson.

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10 Feb

Watch Your Inbox: Winter Institute Event Links Coming Soon

Over the next week, ABA will send out all the information that registered booksellers need to access the range of virtual events taking place during Winter Institute.

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10 Feb
Binc Trivia Night

Join ABA’s Trivia Game and Support the Binc Foundation

Tickets are $5 per participant, and all proceeds benefit the Binc Foundation. The deadline to sign up is February 17.

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10 Feb
Amanda Gorman Poetry Interlude

Take a Break With Poets During Winter Institute

Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, torrin a. greathouse, Chris Martin, and Warsan Shire will be reading.

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10 Feb
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Registration Opens for IndieCommerce Institute

The institute will offer a day of programming for IndieCommerce users and a day of programming for IndieLite users.

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09 Feb

Start Making Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers planning to participate in Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24, can check out a number of ideas for virtual and in-person celebrations to get the inspiration flowing.

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09 Feb

Virtual Winter Institute to Feature ASL Interpretation

Handwriter Ink will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for a number of events at Wi16, sponsored in part by Biblio.com, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and Bookazine.

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09 Feb
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Register Now for Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

Booksellers are encouraged to register for an upcoming antitrust webinar with Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, on Monday, February 22.

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08 Feb

Coffee Breaks Continue This Month

Five more Coffee Breaks are on the schedule for the month of February. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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08 Feb
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February 11 Technology Meetup to Look at Constant Contact

Topics discussed will include how to create a template, manage reporting, and grow your contact list.

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08 Feb

Visit ABA’s New Events Calendar to See What’s Coming Up

As the American Booksellers Association increases its event offerings, bookseller members now have a place where they can see the entire lineup in one convenient calendar view.

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