Forums

17 May

ABA CEO Update on This Spring’s Forum Discussions

ABA CEO Oren Teicher provides an overview of the main issues and topics of concern to members at the association’s Booksellers Forums, held in 11 locations across the country this spring.

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19 Apr

Forum Tour Ends April 25 in Massachusetts

ABAs spring Booksellers Forum tour will end on Wednesday, April 25, with a program in conjunction with NEIBA’s “All About the Books!” Author Luncheon and Education Program.

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11 Apr

Forums Next Week: New York City and Naperville

Booksellers are invited to ABA Booksellers Forum programs in New York City and Naperville, Illinois, on April 17 and 20, respectively. Each program will feature an open discussion of industry issues and the ABA education session “The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions.”

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15 Mar

Booksellers Forum Photos & Previews

Here are a few photos from ABA ’s spring forums in Pennsylvania and Tennessee and a reminder about next week’s gatherings in Kansas and Colorado.

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15 Mar

A March Missive From ABA’s CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher talks about the association’s spring Booksellers Forums and some of the issues of concern to those who attended the first two gatherings of the season.

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08 Mar

Forum Previews: New York City and Naperville, Illinois

ABA will be hosting Booksellers Forums in New York City and Naperville, Illinois, on April 17 and 20, respectively. Each program will feature an open forum discussion and “The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions.”

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29 Feb

Booksellers Forums Head West

From Sunday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 28, ABA will be hosting three Booksellers Forums on the West Coast. Each will feature an open discussion of industry issues and “The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions.”

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29 Feb

More Authors Added to Nashville Forum Reception

ABA’s Booksellers Forum program on March 13 in Nashville will be capped by a special reception hosted by Parnassus Books that will feature eight authors, including store co-owner Ann Patchett.

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23 Feb

Booksellers Forum Preview: Wichita and Denver

ABA will reach the mid-point on its spring Booksellers Forum tour with events in Wichita, Kansas, and Denver, Colorado, on March 22 and 23, respectively. ABA member and non-member booksellers are invited to attend.

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22 Feb

An Update From ABA President Becky Anderson

In her bimonthly letter to members, ABA President Becky Anderson writes about the past holiday season, Ann Patchett’s recent appearance on The Cobert Report, last month’s Winter Institute, and this spring’s Booksellers Forums.

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15 Feb

ABA Forums Go South

The American Booksellers Association will be hosting two programs in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance in March.

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06 Feb

Forum Season Kicks Off March 8 in Pennsylvania

ABA’s first spring Booksellers Forum of 2012 will be held on Thursday, March 8, at Towne Book Center & Café in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association.

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02 Feb

ABA Announces 2012 Spring Forum Schedule

On March 8, representatives of ABA (Board members and senior staff) will be hitting the road for the first in this year’s series of 10 spring Booksellers Forums. These open forums are designed to provide member booksellers with the opportunity to share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on various association projects. Each will also feature an educational session drawn from the recently concluded Winter Institute.

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21 Apr

Combining Forces: Shopping Locally and Being Green

Talking Leaves Books owner, and Buffalo First vice president, Jonathon Welch recently talked about the pros and cons of building an active Local First organization.

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