10 Feb

Spring Forum Education Refocuses on the New Localism

In response to booksellers’ feedback at Winter Institute 11, ABA’s Spring Forums will now feature an education session based on the new Civic Economics study “Amazon and Empty Storefronts: The Fiscal and Land Use Impact of Online Retail.”

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13 Jan

Save the Date: ABA’s 2016 Spring Forum Schedule

At ABA’s nine Spring Forums, scheduled for locations across the country, booksellers are invited to share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on ABA projects, as well as take part in the all-new education session “Finding New Efficiencies in a Changing Retail Landscape.”

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16 Sep

SIBA Booksellers Invited to ABA Education Session, Trade Show Booth

Booksellers attending this weekend’s Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Fall Discovery Show are invited to hear George Gibson, publishing director of Bloomsbury USA, present ABA’s all-new education session “The Economics of Publishing and How They Impact Booksellers.”

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22 Jul

Online Forums Offer Opportunities for Bookseller Interaction, Idea Sharing

Changing Hands co-owner Bob Sommer has found BookWeb’s discussion forums to be a prime way to share ideas and network with his bookselling colleagues when in-person meetings are not possible.

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20 May

Reminder: Spring Forum Slideshow Available Online

The PowerPoint presentation from ABA’s Spring Forum education session, “Exploring New Markets,” is now available via

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15 May

Spring Booksellers Forums Conclude: Education Presentation Available Online

The PowerPoint presentation from the ABA spring Booksellers Forum education session “Exploring New Markets” is available to booksellers on The forums, which began March 11 in Omaha, Nebraska, concluded on April 29 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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22 Apr

New POS Online Discussion Forums Added to BookWeb

To facilitate conversations that began during the Roundtable Discussions on POS Systems at Winter Institute 10, and to foster new discussions, six new booksellers-only online forums were recently added to

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22 Apr

Final Spring Forums This Week in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts

The last of ABA’s 10 spring Booksellers Forums of 2015 will be held on April 28 and 29 in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, respectively. The programs are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.

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13 Apr

Spring Forums to Wrap Up in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts

ABA’s schedule of 10 spring Booksellers Forums will come to an end on April 28 and 29 with events in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Massachusetts, respectively. The programs are free and open to ABA members and non-members alike.

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26 Mar

ABA Forums Head to West Coast in April

ABA is inviting booksellers to three Booksellers Forums to be held on the West Coast from April 7 to 12: in Lake Forest Park, Washington, on April 7; in North Hollywood, California, on April 9; and in San Francisco, California, on April 12.

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17 Mar

Booksellers Forums Next Week in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin

Booksellers are invited to ABA Booksellers Forums next week in Fort Collins, Colorado; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Spring Green, Wisconsin. Each will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues and the new ABA education session “Exploring New Markets.”

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04 Mar

Final Week of March to Feature Booksellers Forums in Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin

The ABA Booksellers Forum schedule includes programs on March 24, 25, and 26 in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin, respectively. Each is free and open to all booksellers, including non-ABA members.

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26 Feb

ABA Spring Booksellers Forums Kick Off in Omaha and Atlanta

Booksellers are invited to join American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher and Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger at an ABA Spring Forum in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, March 11, or Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, March 12.

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27 Jan

An ABA Spring Booksellers Forum Is Coming to Your Region

This spring, ABA will once again be traveling around the country to meet with members and non-members alike at 10 Booksellers Forums, held in conjunction with the regional booksellers associations.

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25 Nov

Join the Conversation: Visit ABA’s Bookseller Forums Today

Booksellers are invited to take a look at the many conversations happening in BookWeb’s Bookseller Forums, where members go to discuss topics ranging from social media best practices to IndieCommerce to plans for the upcoming Winter Institute.

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