Final Spring Forum on April 19 in NYC

    ABA is inviting indie booksellers to its last Booksellers Forum of the season. The program, featuring the education session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do” and an open discussion of industry issues, will take place on Tuesday, April 19, in New York City.

    Booksellers Forums: April 8, Boulder; April 10, San Francisco

    ABA invites booksellers to Spring Forums on Friday, April 8, in Boulder, Colorado, and on Sunday, April 10, in San Francisco. Both programs will feature a discussion about industry issues and the education session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do.”

    Spring Forum “New Localism” Video Clips Available

    Three video clips featured in the ABA Booksellers Forum education session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do” are now available on the ABA YouTube channel.

    Spring Forums to Wrap Up in April in Boulder, San Francisco, New York

    ABA is inviting members and non-members alike to its last three Booksellers Forums of the season: on Friday, April 8, in Boulder, Colorado; on Sunday, April 10, in San Francisco, California; and on Tuesday, April 19, in New York City.

    A Letter From ABA CEO Oren Teicher

    ABA’s New Localism initiative and the opportunities and new resources available to booksellers to effect changes in public policy are the subject of ABA CEO Oren Teicher’s bimonthly letter to members.

    Booksellers Forums Next Week in Naperville, Minneapolis & Boston

    ABA members and non-members alike are invited to take part in Booksellers Forums to be held next week in Naperville, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Boston, Massachusetts.

    Booksellers Forums Set for Mid-March in Minneapolis, Naperville, and Boston

    ABA is inviting independent booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — to Spring Forums to be held in mid-March in the Great Lakes, Midwest, and New England regions.

    ABA’s Spring Forum Season Kicks Off in Atlanta

    Booksellers are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger at a Spring Forum program in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, March 1, in conjunction with the SIBA in the Springtime! Day of Education at GABBS.

    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.”

    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.”

    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.”

    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.

    Reminder: Spring Forum Slideshow Available Online

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

    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.

    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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