ABA Forums & More in California Next Week

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Next week, ABA will be holding a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in both northern and southern California. On Tuesday, February 15, ABA will conduct a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in conjunction with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) at its offices in the Presidio in San Francisco. On Wednesday, the program will be held in conjunction with the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) at the Long Beach Hilton in Long Beach.

Both programs will run from 10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and lunch is included. All NCIBA, SCBA, and ABA member booksellers are invited to attend. ABA encourages bookstore owners to bring staff members, as the program provides much valuable information and offers a broad perspective on how individual stores fit into the larger industry. The same program, including a substantive educational component, is being offered at both events.

The ABA Booksellers Forum is an opportunity for members to ask questions, express opinions, and hear from colleagues, as well as from ABA staff, including ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz, COO Oren Teicher, and BookSense.com Director Len Vlahos.

Below is an outline of both the NCIBA and SCBA programs. For more information, click here.

NCIBA Programming Schedule:

10:15 a.m. - noon -- Education Session: It's in the Payroll!
noon - 12:30 p.m. -- Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- ABA Booksellers Forum
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- ABACUS Workshop

The NCIBA meetings will be held at:

NCIBA's Offices
The Presidio
37 Graham Street
San Francisco, CA 94129
Tel: (415) 561-7686
Fax: (415) 561-7685

SCBA Programming Schedule:

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. -- Education Program: "It's in the Payroll"
noon- 12:30 p.m. -- Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. -- Bookseller Forum
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. -- ABACUS Workshop

The SCBA meetings will be held at:

Hilton Long Beach Hotel
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90831
Tel: (562) 983-3400