Mark Your Calendars: ABA's Spring Booksellers Forum Schedule

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The American Booksellers Association will be holding 12 Booksellers Forums in March and April to provide booksellers in every region of the country with an opportunity to meet with ABA senior staff to their share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on various association projects. Each forum will also offer an education component from ABA's highly regarded Winter Institute.

"We hope every ABA member will plan to attend a Booksellers Forum this spring," said COO Len Vlahos. "These informal gatherings provide great networking opportunities, and the ideas and concerns shared by booksellers provide the ABA Board and staff with vital information for the development of future programs and initiatives to help all indie booksellers."

The first forum of the season will be held on March 12 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and the National Association of College Stores' (NACS) Campus Market Expo (CAMEX). All ABA member booksellers are invited to take part in the forum program and to take advantage of special housing and registration offers for the CAMEX trade show. (Learn more.)

Here's a look at the Booksellers Forum schedule to date. Watch for updates and further details in upcoming editions of BTW. Questions about the forum schedule should be addressed to ABA Meetings and Planning Officer Jill Perlstein at (800) 637-0037, ext. 6642 or [email protected].

2010 ABA Booksellers Forum Schedule




Friday, March 12

Orlando, Florida

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and NACS/CAMEX

Sunday, March 21

St. Louis, Missouri

Midwest Booksellers Association (MBA)

Saturday, March 27

Atlanta, Georgia

SIBA and the Spring Book Show

Wednesday, April 7

Portland, Maine

New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)

Friday, April 9

Oberlin, Ohio

Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA) and NACS

Tuesday, April 13

Lake Forest Park, Washington

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)

Wednesday, April 14

Long Beach, California

Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA)

Friday, April 16

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)

Sunday, April 18

San Francisco, California

Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)

Tuesday, April 20

New York, New York

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)

April 28

Nashville, Tennessee


April 29

San Antonio, Texas