Spring Regional Forums

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Each spring, ABA staff travels around the country to meet with member booksellers. These meetings, held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations, are designed to provide an open opportunity to share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on various association projects. The meetings are open to all booksellers — both ABA members and non-members. An original ABA education session is offered at the spring meetings as well.

Spring Forum 2019 Schedule
(details to be added; dates and locations subject to change)

  • Tuesday, March 19: Embassy Suites by Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia, with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA
  • Saturday, March 23: Pasadena Hilton in Pasadena, California, with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA)
  • Sunday, March 24: The Presidio in San Francisco, California, with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
  • Friday, March 29: The Faust Hotel in New Braunfels, Texas, with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
  • Monday, April 1: Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon, with the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
  • Thursday, April 4: First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)
  • Monday, April 8: Location TBA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA)
  • Wednesday, April 10 (additional forum for MPIBA): Origin Hotel Red Rocks in Golden, Colorado, with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
  • Tuesday, April 16: The Irvington Lodge in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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