Richard Russo to Open ABA’s Day of Education

Award-winning, bestselling author Richard Russo will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session at ABA’s Day of Education, on Monday, June 4, at BEA. Also participating in the hour-long, interview-style opening event will be noted broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr.

Celebrate the Winners

Last week, the winners of the 2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards were announced. Now it’s time for booksellers to act if they want to join in the Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon to honor this year’s winners and finalists.

Seminar Offers Introduction to Bookselling at BEA

ABA is offering the free, full-day seminar “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling: Introduction to the Bookstore Business” in New York City on Sunday, June 3, the day before ABA’s Day of Education and the opening of BookExpo America.

BEA to Set Up Bookseller/Publisher Meetings

Independent booksellers who have registered for BookExpo America 2012 can arrange to meet with publishers at the Javits Convention Center on Thursday, June 4, through a new service offered by BEA.

The BEA Editors Buzz Lineup

BookExpo America will once again feature three Editors Buzz Forums, offering booksellers and representatives of the media insights on publishers’ picks for the upcoming season.

Children’s Institute Filling Up

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute is open exclusively to ABA member booksellers and limited to 150 people. Registration will close once the limit is reached or by May 1, whichever comes first.

Trade Show Hotels Offer a Variety of Rates

Hotel accommodations for ABA members and other attendees of this year’s BookExpo America are available through the BEA Hotel & Travel Desk. 

BEA to Open to Public on Last Day

BookExpo America has announced plans to open the trade show floor to the public on Thursday, June 7, the last day of this year’s event at New York’s Javits Convention Center.

Donations Sought for Children’s Art Auction

Contributions of all forms of original artwork, from a sketch on paper to finished work in any medium, are wanted for the Annual Children’s Art Auction and Reception at BEA to benefit ABFFE and the Kids’ Right to Read Project.

Registration Opens for Introduction to Bookstore Business Seminar

ABA is inviting prospective booksellers to a free, full-day seminar, “How to Succeed at Retail Bookselling:  Introduction to the Bookstore Business,” on Sunday, June 3, in New York City. The program is open exclusively to ABA provisional members and employees of ABA regular member stores.

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