Booksellers Forum in New Hampshire Next Week

The last of this spring's nine American Booksellers Association Forum programs will be held next Thursday, May 1, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA). The owners and staff of all ABA and NEIBA member stores are encouraged to attend the event at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The program will feature the ABA education session "Booksellers at the Tipping Point: Leveraging Localism and Independence to Promote Your Store" and an opportunity to discuss concerns and hear the latest news about the association's services and initiatives over lunch with ABA COO Oren Teicher and Dan Cullen, senior director of editorial content and editor-in-chief of the Picks lists.

In the afternoon, NEIBA will provide an update on its Peer Review Program that will explain what the program is, where it stands now, and what's planned for 2008. The day will be capped by a reception at nearby RiverRun Bookstore. (Learn more.)