Events

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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20 Jan

Afternoon, Evening Coffee Breaks Scheduled for Next Week

Virtual Coffee Breaks will be held on January 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET and January 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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20 Jan

One Week Left to Sign Up for Virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel

Booksellers are invited to join editors on Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. ET for an event sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and Publishers Lunch.

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20 Jan
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2021 Children’s Institute Moves to Late Summer

The 9th annual Children’s Institute, slated for June 2021, will now take place August 30–September 1 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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19 Jan
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Join an IndieCommerce Webinar to Learn About Creating Clean, High-Converting Websites

Booksellers can register now for Web Design 101: How to Create Clean, High-Converting Websites, which will take place on Wednesday, January 27.

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13 Jan

Wi16 Attendees: Send in Your Education Questions Now

While the chat function in event platform Hopin will be open during each session for additional interaction, this form will help Wi16 panelists focus session content by collecting some bookseller questions in advance.

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13 Jan

Registration Underway for Virtual Winter Institute

The three-day event will consist of keynote presentations, rep picks sessions, educational programming, social events with fellow booksellers and authors, poetry interludes, IndieCommerce one-on-ones, a fundraiser for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and more. 

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12 Jan

New Book Industry Events Slated for Summer

Publishers Weekly has announced the launch of the U.S. Book Show, set for May 26–28, while Edelweiss by Above the Treeline announced the launch of Edelweiss BookFest, to be held June 8–9.

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12 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog of Exclusives Goes Live January 15

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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