Forum Tour Ends April 25 in Massachusetts

The American Booksellers Association spring Booksellers Forum tour will end on Wednesday, April 25, with a program in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association’s “All About the Books!” Author Luncheon and Education Program.

The event, which is open to all ABA and NEIBA members, will be held at Springstep (98 George P. Hassett Drive) in Medford, Massachusetts. On hand from ABA will be CEO Oren Teicher, Senior Program Officer Joy Dallengra-Sanger, Content Officer Dan Cullen, Technology Director Matt Supko, and Member Relationship Manager Kaitlin Pitcher.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: NEIBA Author Readings and Boxed Lunch with Authors
    The listing of participating authors is available on the NEIBA website.
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: ABA’s “The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions”
    The 2012 Winter Institute featured a series of 12 half-hour “Best Practices” sessions on everything from on finances, relationship building, children’s bookselling, technology, and more. “The Best of the Best” is a roundup of booksellers’ top tips from these sessions.  ABA Education is sponsored by Ingram Content Group.
  •  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: ABA Booksellers Forum
    ABA senior staff will lead an open forum and discussion of industry issues.  Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to share their questions and comments.