Hotel ABA Returns for BEA 2013

Hotel ABA 2013 — the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal — offers a special rate exclusively for ABA member booksellers who are registered for BEA. In addition, booksellers who make their reservations before April 1, will be automatically entered into a drawing for free hotel nights, courtesy of BEA.

BEA Changes 2013 Show Dates

On Monday, BookExpo America announced that its 2013 conference and trade show at New York’s Javits Convention Center will take place one week earlier than previously announced.

Reaching Middle Grade Readers

How booksellers can meet the diverse needs of middle grade readers of a wide range of ages and abilities was the subject of a panel discussion at the first-ever Children’s Institute, presented by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA, at BookExpo America.

Meeting the Literacy Needs of Children

A panel of booksellers and literacy group leaders at ABA’s Children’s Institute examined how booksellers can begin assessing the literacy needs of children in their communities, as well as efforts already underway to meet those needs, to arrive at a plan that helps ensure books and reading programs reach the children who need them most.

Putting the “Sell” in “Bookseller”

Booksellers Arlene Lynes and Calvin Crosby joined noted entrepreneur, author, and speaker Christopher Zane of Zane’s Cycles at ABA’s Day of Education for a discussion about the ways booksellers can take salesmanship to the next level.

Auction Raises Thousands to Support Free Speech Rights of Kids

The June 6 Children’s Art Auction and Reception at BEA, which was attended by more than 300 booksellers, publishers, and artists, raised nearly $30,000 to defend the free speech rights of young readers.

BEA Podcasts & Videos Available

For those who couldn’t make it to last week’s trade show and those who just want a recap, BookExpo America has created an archive of podcasts and videos, and will be adding more material over the next several weeks.

ABA’s President on BEA, DOJ, Why Indies Matter & More

ABA President Becky Anderson of Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville, Illinois, writes to members about last week’s BEA, the Children’s Institute, Why Indies Matter, the Department of Justice’s agency model lawsuit, and more.

The CEO Report From ABA’s 2012 Annual Membership Meeting

Here, in its entirety, is the report of ABA CEO Oren Teicher to the membership at the association’s June 5 annual meeting at BEA.

ABA’s Annual Meeting & Town Hall: Finding Opportunity in Tumultuous Times

Topics of discussion at this year’s ABA Membership Meeting and Town Hall included the Justice Department actions regarding the agency model, tests of new business models, and the importance of finding a new e-book solution for ABA members.

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