Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA, and PNBA Regions

    The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

    AdventureKEEN Launches 2018 Indie Bookstore Campaign to Benefit Binc

    Outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN is rolling out the second year of its shop local program, which gives indie bookstores a rebate and provides a matching donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

    EUREKAsiba Talks Bring TED-Style Event to SIBA Booksellers

    A new event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance featured creative talks by booksellers, authors, and industry professionals on topics from social media to branding to goal-setting.

    Larry Law Named GLIBA Executive Director

    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

    Beth Ineson Named NEIBA Executive Director

    Beth Ineson has more than 25 years of experience in the book business in New England and has been a supporter of independent bookstores in all of her roles.

    Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

    Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

    GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

    Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

    Regional Bookseller Associations Revamp Holiday Catalogs

    The nine regional bookseller associations have launched new initiatives and improvements for their 2017 holiday catalogs to increase distribution and bookseller participation and provide wider online access.

    MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

    Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

    NEIBA Executive Director Steve Fischer to Retire

    Steve Fischer, who has served as the executive director for the New England Independent Booksellers Association since 2006, has announced plans to retire.

    SCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    At the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s fall trade show, October 27–28, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

    Bookseller’s Dream of Children’s Book Expo Comes to Life

    Next month, the Western New York Children’s Book Expo, started by an independent bookstore, will attract authors, illustrators, teachers, and families to a day-long celebration of reading.

    NCIBA Show to Feature Maximizing Backlist Education Session & IndieCommerce One-on-Ones

    At the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Discovery show, October 19–20, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

    Booksellers Invited to ABA Programming at Heartland, MPIBA Shows

    Between October 11 and 14, ABA staff will be at the Heartland Fall Forum, a combined show of the Great Lakes and Midwest regional associations, and the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show.

    A Preview of ABA Offerings at NAIBA, PNBA Fall Trade Shows

    ABA members will find an array of educational opportunities and special offers at the upcoming New Atlantic and Pacific Northwest regional association trade shows.

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