Events

06 Jan
Independent Bookstore Day with three balloons tied to a stack of four books

Independent Bookstore Day Scheduled for April 24

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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05 Jan
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IndieCommerce Team to Launch Monthly Webinar Series

On the third Wednesday of each month, booksellers will have the opportunity to join a webinar to look at a particular feature of IndieCommerce or IndieLite sites. 

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05 Jan

Sign Up for Two Virtual Education Sessions on School Partnerships

A January 13 education session will look at building school partnerships, while the January 27 session will focus on planning book fairs. 

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05 Jan
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Join January Marketing and Technology Meetups

A Marketing Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 7, and a Technology Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 14. 

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05 Jan

Special BIPOC Coffee Break/Forum Coming Up on January 14

This gathering combines the monthly BIPOC Coffee Break with the quarterly BIPOC forum so that booksellers can share ideas for future Coffee Breaks; needs for ABA services, programming, and support in general; and questions.

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04 Jan

ABA Coffee Breaks to Be Held Throughout January

ABA will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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21 Dec

Library Journal Offering Course on Cultivating an Antiracist Workplace

Sessions will focus on collection development, collection management, merchandising and displays, programming, outreach, and more.

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21 Dec

January Virtual Education Sessions to Cover School Partnerships

A January 13 education session will look at building school partnerships, while the January 27 session will focus on planning book fairs. 

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21 Dec

ABA Coffee Breaks to Return January 5

In 2021, the American Booksellers Association will continue hosting virtual Coffee Break events for member booksellers who would like to connect and talk with their colleagues from across the country.

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21 Dec
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Marketing and Technology Meetups Slated for January

The American Booksellers Association will once again host Marketing and Technology Meetups for member booksellers in 2021.

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15 Dec

PubWest Offering Discount for Indie Booksellers to Attend Virtual Conference

Booksellers can attend the conference, which will be held February 2-4, at a discounted member rate of $250 courtesy of PubWest.

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09 Dec
Winter Institute Logo: Virtual World, Real Booksellers, February 18-20, 2021

Mark Your Calendar: Winter Institute Registration Opens January 7

The American Booksellers Association’s 2021 Winter Institute will be held virtually from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20.

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09 Dec

Watch Dan Rather’s Indies First Event Recording Now

Indies First spokesperson Dan Rather held a national event in honor of his bestselling collection of essays, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, in support of independent bookstores.

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08 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Talk With Colleagues at Virtual Bookseller Coffee Breaks This Month

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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02 Dec
ABA Coffee Break

Four Bookseller Coffee Breaks Coming Up in December

Each week, the American Booksellers Association hosts a live virtual Coffee Break forum where bookseller members can discuss any bookselling-related topics.

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