Events

11 Jan
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First Webinar in New IndieCommerce Series to Look at Creating Clean, High-Converting Websites

Rescheduled to January 27, the IndieCommerce team will host an educational webinar for stores on IndieCommerce or IndieLite websites.

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11 Jan

Join the January 27 Virtual Education Session on Planning a Book Fair

A companion session to the January 13 event on building school partnerships will look at the basics for in-school, in-store, and online book fairs.

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11 Jan
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January 14 Technology Meetup to Feature Open Conversation

Booksellers are invited to partake in an open conversation about the results of the feedback survey, the technologies that improve their business operations on a daily basis, and what they might look into during 2021.

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11 Jan

Array of Coffee Breaks to Connect Booksellers Throughout January

Four more virtual Coffee Breaks will be held between now and the end of the month. Join for an opportunity to talk with booksellers from across the country.

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11 Jan

Sign Up Now for Virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel

Booksellers are invited to join editors for a virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel on Wednesday, January 27, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and Publishers Lunch.

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06 Jan
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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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06 Jan

Talk Next Season’s Best New Titles at Virtual Buzz Books Editors Panel

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and will be co-hosted by Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, with Jake Cumsky-Whitlock of Solid State Books as moderator.

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06 Jan
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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
IndieCommerce logo on computer screen

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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