Events

02 Feb

Coffee Breaks Scheduled Throughout February

Seven more Coffee Breaks will take place this month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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02 Feb

February 5 Deadline to Order Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise

Booksellers can use the order form to sign up to participate in Bookstore Day and/or place orders for items to sell during the event.

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02 Feb
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IndieCommerce Institute 2021 to Offer IndieCommerce, IndieLite Seminars

The institute will be held Wednesday, March 17, to Thursday, March 18, and will be free of charge. Registration opens on February 10.

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02 Feb

Meet With the IndieCommerce Team One-on-One at Winter Institute

Booksellers can sign up now for virtual one-on-ones with members of ABA’s IndieCommerce team, open to current IndieCommerce and IndieLite members as well as to non-members.

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02 Feb

ABA Launches Interactive Calendar to Display Upcoming Events

Booksellers can visit the ABA Events Calendar to see the wide range of ABA events on tap for the coming months, including Coffee Breaks, Marketing and Technology Meetups, institutes, virtual education, and more. 

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27 Jan
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President Barack Obama to Appear at Winter Institute

President Barack Obama, an avid supporter of independent bookstores and bestselling author of the recent memoir A Promised Land (Crown), will open the 2021 Winter Institute with a personal video message to independent booksellers.

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27 Jan
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Sign Up for Virtual Winter Institute to See Notable Keynote Speakers and Chat With 120+ Authors

Booksellers have until Friday to register for Winter Institute, which will feature bestselling authors Lauren Groff, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Colson Whitehead, as well as futurist and author David Johnson.

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27 Jan

Wi16 Attendees, Send in Your Education Questions Now

Wi16 attendees are invited to send in questions for select sessions ahead of time; questions must be submitted by this coming Friday, January 29.

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26 Jan
Save the date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Annual Meeting & Town Hall

Save the Date: ABA Virtual Annual Meeting and Town Hall Set for May 27

The Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET with the Town Hall immediately following. ABA will provide details about the digital platform in the coming weeks.

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25 Jan

Join ABA for Upcoming Coffee Breaks

An Evening Coffee Break will take place on January 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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25 Jan
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Upcoming Marketing and Technology Meetups to Cover Edelweiss360, Constant Contact

A Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360 will be held on Thursday, February 4, and a Technology Meetup on Constant Contact will be held on Thursday, February 11. 

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20 Jan

Sign Up Now to Participate in Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers have until February 5 to sign up to participate in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) and/or place orders for special literary-themed merchandise to sell during the event. 

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20 Jan

Join Your Colleagues at the Virtual Winter Institute

Registration costs $35 per person. There is no cap on attendance, and registration closes January 29.

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20 Jan
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Join February Marketing and Technology Meetups

A Marketing Meetup on Edelweiss360 will be held on Thursday, February 4, and a Technology Meetup on Constant Contact will be held on Thursday, February 11. 

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20 Jan

BIPOC Coffee Breaks, Forum Coming Up

Last week, the American Booksellers Association hosted its quarterly forum for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color booksellers, who joined together virtually to discuss any matters of bookselling they chose.

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