Events

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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02 Dec
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ReedPop Retiring Publishing Events BookExpo and BookCon

BookExpo, BookCon, and UnBound will not return in 2021, ReedPop announced on December 1.

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02 Dec
Dan Rather: What Unites Us, Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 pm ET

Order Now: Indies First Spokesperson Dan Rather Signs Bookplates for Indie Bookstores

A national event featuring Rather will take place on Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. Booksellers can share the registration link with customers now and encourage them to purchase Rather’s What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

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23 Nov

NBF’s Literature for Justice Program to Hold Virtual Launch on December 2

The book-based campaign aims to highlight annual reading lists on the topic of mass incarceration.

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23 Nov
When They Call You a Terrorist Virtual Reading Series, November 5 and 19

“When They Call You a Terrorist” Bookplates Available to Booksellers

Bookstores can request bookplates signed by Black Lives Matter founder and author Patrisse Cullors. 

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23 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

There’s Still Time to Make Your Voice Heard on Banned Books Week 2021

Submit your ideas for next year’s Banned Books Week theme. Booksellers are encouraged to provide their input for the annual event by Tuesday, December 1.

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23 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Late-Night Virtual Coffee Break Added for December

Five Coffee Breaks will be held in December, including a late-night session and a BIPOC-only session. The final Coffee Break of the year will take place on December 15.

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17 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Have Ideas for Next Year’s Banned Books Week Theme? We Want to Hear From You

The Banned Books Week Coalition is now planning next year’s event. Booksellers are encouraged to make their voices heard by submitting ideas for next year’s theme by Tuesday, December 1.

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16 Nov
ABA Coffee Break

Mark Your Calendar for December’s Virtual Coffee Breaks

A late-night Coffee Break for November was also added for this Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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11 Nov

Registration Underway for Professional Bookselling Certification Program

Booksellers from across the country are welcome to register now for NAIBA’s Professional Bookseller Certification program; event management is the first of six courses in the program.

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