Events

08 Feb

Next Webinar in New IndieCommerce Series to Look at Signing Up for the Program

On February 17, the IndieCommerce team will host an educational webinar for stores that are interested in learning about how to sign up for an IndieCommerce or IndieLite site.

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03 Feb
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Chat With Authors During Virtual Socials at Winter Institute

Booksellers are invited to chat with authors in unmoderated, open discussion rooms at Wi16; ABA is also seeking booksellers to act as host for these rooms. 

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03 Feb
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ABA Board to Hold Dedicated Coffee Breaks to Hear from Booksellers

Coffee Breaks on February 10, March 10, and April 14 offer booksellers a forum to share questions, comments, and concerns with the ABA Board of Directors.

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03 Feb

Have Fun While Supporting the Binc Foundation

Trivia enthusiasts are invited to a Virtual Trivia Night on February 20. Players do not have to be booksellers or registered for Winter Institute to attend. The deadline to sign up is February 17.

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02 Feb
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Join ABA for a February 22 Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

“Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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02 Feb
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Sign Up for February’s 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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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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