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03 Mar

ABA Forum Program Makes Stops in PA, CT, and MN Next Week

ABA will be holding a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in Kingston, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 6; in Shelton, Connecticut, on Tuesday, March 8; and in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Saturday, March 12. All area bookstore owners and staff are encouraged to attend the events, which include a substantive educational component and an update on ABA programs and initiatives, as well as an opportunity to meet with association senior staff to ask questions and to offer comments.

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02 Mar

ABA Forum & Education Program Heads to PNBA Spring Show

The American Booksellers Association will offer a Bookseller Forum and Education Program as part of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's (PNBA) Spring Trade Show, which runs from Monday, March 14 - Wednesday, March 16, at the Seattle Airport Hilton. ABA programming will be featured as part of the Education Workshops on Monday.

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02 Mar

Inaugural ABA/SEBA Program at Bargain Book Show a Success

On Friday, February 25, in Atlanta's Renaissance Concourse Hotel, ABA presented a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in conjunction with the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) and Bargain Books News' Spring Book Show, which was held from Friday through Sunday at the Georgia International Convention Center.

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02 Mar

ABA Board Candidate Petition Deadline March 18

Under the American Booksellers Association's bylaws, in addition to Board of Directors candidates put forth by ABA's Nominating Committee and approved by the Board (this year, Russ Lawrence of Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton, Montana; Collette Morgan of Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis; and Michael Tucker of Books Inc. in San Francisco), any bookstore member may submit a petition for a director candidate. Upon receipt of a valid petition, the Nominating Committee will add the petitioned candidate's name to the director ballot to be mailed to bookstores in early April.

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01 Mar

The Book Standard's Special Free Subscription Offer Continues

ABA member booksellers can still take advantage of the special free subscription offer to VNU's The Book Standard (www.thebookstandard.com), the new online, book-industry trade publication, which launched at the end of January. This special membership offer is for a free one-year subscription and is open to all ABA member bookstore owners and their employees.

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28 Feb

Three-Month Bookseller Action List: March - May

As a helpful reminder, here is a "Three-Month Bookseller Action List," highlighting important dates and deadlines related to ABA and Book Sense activities and events, for the period March - May 2005. The list, which is included in the March Red Box mailing to stores with Book Sense, may also be downloaded in pdf format.

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24 Feb

SCBA Booksellers Make the Most of ABA's Forum Program

The American Booksellers Association held a Booksellers Forum and Education Program, in conjunction with the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA), at the Long Beach Hilton in Long Beach on Wednesday, February 16. "The format was excellent," said SCBA Executive Director Jennifer Bigelow. "I love the way the ABA forum offers an educational opportunity, a chance to network with other booksellers, voice concerns, and learn firsthand what the ABA is doing."

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17 Feb

2005 ABA Board Candidates and Petition Guidelines

At this month's meeting of the American Booksellers Association's Board of Directors, the Board approved the report of the ABA Nominating Committee, chaired by ABA Board member Suzanne Staubach of UConn Co-op in Storrs, Connecticut. The Committee presented the Board with the names of three candidates for three-year terms (2005 - 2008) as directors on the Board. (Under the current ABA bylaws, each year three members of the nine-member Board come to the end of their terms.)

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17 Feb

ABA's Atlanta Forum Next Friday

Next Friday, February 25, the American Booksellers Association will hold a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in conjunction with the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) and Bargain Books News' Spring Book Show in Atlanta. ABA/SEBA programming will be held in the Da Vinci Room of Atlanta's Renaissance Concourse Hotel.

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17 Feb

ABA's Spring Program Travels to Pennsylvania in March

ABA will be holding a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) at the Tudor Bookshop in Kingston, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 6. All area bookstore owners and staff are encouraged to attend the event, which includes a substantive educational component and an update on ABA programs and initiatives, as well as an opportunity to meet with association senior staff to ask questions and to offer comments.

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17 Feb

A Lively Exchange of Ideas in Northern California

ABA held a Booksellers Forum and Education Program on Tuesday, February 15, in conjunction with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) at the regional's offices in the Presidio in San Francisco. NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon described the event, attended by 36 booksellers, as "really upbeat. People raised a lot of good issues, questions, and concerns.

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17 Feb

Three-Month Bookseller Action List

As a helpful reminder to member booksellers, ABA has begun producing a "3-Month Bookseller Action List," highlighting important dates and deadlines related to ABA and Book Sense activities and events. The list for February through April 2005, which was included in the February Red Box mailing to stores with Book Sense, is also provided below and is available in pdf format.

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10 Feb

The Book Sense Marketing Program -- Better Than Ever

The New Year brought a significant change to the Book Sense Marketing Program -- an easier way for more independent storefront bookstores to become a store with Book Sense.

The changes reflect the discontinuation of the Book Sense paper gift certificate program and the minimum participation level now required to receive the Book Sense White Box (the monthly mailing filled with advance readers copies, galleys, and other special promotional items from Book Sense Publisher Partners).

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10 Feb

Idea Exchange This Week

Every week dozens of booksellers seek and share advice and information about bookselling and the book industry on BookWeb's Idea Exchange Forums. Here BTW presents a look at some of this week's topics, with the hope that more booksellers will join in.

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09 Feb

ABA Forums & More in California Next Week

Next week, ABA will be holding a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in both northern and southern California. On Tuesday, February 15, ABA will conduct a Booksellers Forum and Education Program in conjunction with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) at its offices in the Presidio in San Francisco. On Wednesday, the program will be held in conjunction with the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) at the Long Beach Hilton in Long Beach.

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