ABA bookseller members and non-members alike are invited to a Spring Forum to be held in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance on Tuesday, April 30, at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
ABA member booksellers who are interested in meeting with publishers to discuss issues of common interest and mutual concern at Bookseller/Publisher Focus Groups during BEA must sign up by next Friday, May 3.
From April 15 through May 13, any Kobo eReader device purchased at an ABA member bookstore will come with a free copy of the Algonquin eBook What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most, edited by Elizabeth Benedict.
ABA will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Thursday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 30, respectively, to host Booksellers Forum programs. Each will feature an open discussion of industry issues, a Kobo eReader training program, and the ABA education session “The 10 Things You Must Do Now!”
Monday, April 15, is the last chance for the owners and staff at ABA member stores to cast their ballots for the 2013 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. Every bookseller at an ABA member store is encouraged to vote.
Last Friday, March 29, all ABA Regular Bookstore members were e-mailed an electronic ballot for the 2013 election of American Booksellers Association officers and directors. In order to be counted, ballots must be cast by April 30, 2013.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
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.