ABA Forums Go South

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

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.

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.

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.

Season’s Last Forum in Buffalo on April 26

ABA’s schedule of 11 Spring Booksellers Forums will come to end on April 26 with a program in conjunction with NAIBA at Talking Leaves … Books in Buffalo, New York.

ABA Hosts Two Productive Sales Tax Workshops

This week, ABA hosted sales tax fairness workshops at Booksellers Forums in Salt Lake City, Utah, in conjunction with MPIBA, and Manhattan Beach, California, in conjunction with SCIBA.

Change in Venue for Salt Lake Booksellers Forum

The location of ABA’s March 29 Booksellers Forum to be held in conjunction with the MPIBA Spring Meeting has been changed to Fresco Italian Café, next door to The King’s English Bookshop, in Salt Lake City.

Booksellers Forum Preview: Buffalo, New York

ABA’s schedule of 11 Booksellers Forums, which began on February 24 and continues with four more forums in the next week, will come to end on April 26, with a program in conjunction with  NAIBA at Talking Leaves … Books in Buffalo, New York.

Forum Previews: San Francisco, New York, and Medford, Massachusetts

Between April 3 - 6, ABA will host Booksellers Forums in San Francisco, in conjunction with NCIBA; in New York City, in conjunction with NAIBA; and in Medford, Massachusetts, in conjunction with NEIBA.

Forum Previews: Manhattan Beach and Lake Forest Park

ABA will host a Booksellers Forum on March 30 in conjunction with SCIBA’s Spring Meeting and on March 31 in conjunction with PNBA. The Southern California meeting will also feature a Sales Tax Fairness Workshop, appropriate for all indie retailers in the state.

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