04 Apr

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.”

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25 Mar

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.

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22 Mar

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.

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15 Mar

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.

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04 Mar

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.

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02 Mar

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.

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17 Feb

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.

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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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