2008 Booksellers Forum Schedule Announced

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This spring, American Booksellers Association senior staff and representatives of the Board of Directors will meet with booksellers at nine forums across the country. Held in conjunction with the regional booksellers associations, the Booksellers Forums are an opportunity for members, and prospective members, to hear the latest news about ABA's programs and initiatives, to voice concerns, and to offer input on the association's future direction. Each forum will also feature an educational component.

"We hope every ABA member will make plans to attend a Booksellers Forum," said the association's COO, Oren Teicher. "These informal gatherings are great networking opportunities, as well as important venues for the exchange of information about issues of concern to all booksellers."

Program details, which are still taking shape, will be announced in upcoming editions of Bookselling This Week

2008 ABA Booksellers Forum Schedule


Minneapolis, Minnesota: On Saturday, March 8, in conjunction with the Midwest Booksellers Association and the Minneapolis Gift Show

Los Angeles, California: On Monday, March 10, in conjunction with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association at the 2008 Hotel ABA, the Renaissance Hollywood

San Francisco, California: On Wednesday, March 12, in conjunction with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association at the offices of Books, Inc.

Estes Park, Colorado: On Thursday, March 27, in conjunction with the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Spring Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia: On Saturday, March 29, in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the Spring Book Show

Portland, Oregon: On Saturday, March 29, in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association


New York, New York: On Tuesday, April 8, in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association

Grand Rapids, Michigan: On Wednesday, April 16, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Booksellers Association at Schuler Books & Music

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: On Thursday, May 1, in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association