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08 Apr

ABA Invites Booksellers to Forums in Massachusetts and North Carolina

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!”

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03 Apr

ABA Forum Program Heads to Ann Arbor and Green Bay

ABA will travel to the Midwest and Great Lakes regions on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, respectively, to host two of its 11 Spring Forum programs. Each event will feature an open forum discussion of industry issues and the ABA education session “The 10 Things You Must Do Now!” plus additional programming.

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28 Mar

April Kicks Off With Four Booksellers Forums

ABA will host four of its 11 Spring Forum programs within one week, beginning next Tuesday. Between April 2 - 9, ABA staff will be in Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco; and Santa Monica, California.

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14 Mar

Spring Forum Next Week in Washington, DC

ABA is inviting booksellers to a Spring Forum at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 19. The event, presented in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, is free and open to all booksellers.

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07 Feb

February 18 Deadline for “Top 10 Things” Survey

Booksellers are asked to tell ABA about some of the creative things they have done to make their stores more successful and profitable via a short, online survey. Responses will help in the formulation of the Spring Forum season’s educational component, “The Top 10 Things You Must Do Now!”

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10 Jan

Save the Date: ABA Announces 2013 Spring Forum Schedule

ABA is inviting members to attend any of the 11 Spring Forum programs, which are being held in conjunction with the regional booksellers associations, between Friday, March 15, and Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

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17 Sep

Bill and Judith Moyers Honorary Chairs of Banned Books Week

Award-winning broadcast journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Davidson Moyers, president of Public Affairs Television, have been named honorary co-chairs of Banned Books Week (September 30 – October 6).

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17 May

ABA CEO Update on This Spring’s Forum Discussions

ABA CEO Oren Teicher provides an overview of the main issues and topics of concern to members at the association’s Booksellers Forums, held in 11 locations across the country this spring.

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19 Apr

Forum Tour Ends April 25 in Massachusetts

ABAs spring Booksellers Forum tour will end on Wednesday, April 25, with a program in conjunction with NEIBA’s “All About the Books!” Author Luncheon and Education Program.

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11 Apr

Forums Next Week: New York City and Naperville

Booksellers are invited to ABA Booksellers Forum programs in New York City and Naperville, Illinois, on April 17 and 20, respectively. Each program will feature an open discussion of industry issues and the ABA education session “The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions.”

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15 Mar

Booksellers Forum Photos & Previews

Here are a few photos from ABA ’s spring forums in Pennsylvania and Tennessee and a reminder about next week’s gatherings in Kansas and Colorado.

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15 Mar

A March Missive From ABA’s CEO

In his bimonthly letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher talks about the association’s spring Booksellers Forums and some of the issues of concern to those who attended the first two gatherings of the season.

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08 Mar

Forum Previews: New York City and Naperville, Illinois

ABA will be hosting Booksellers Forums in New York City and Naperville, Illinois, on April 17 and 20, respectively. Each program will feature an open forum discussion and “The Best of Winter Institute 7’s Best Practices Sessions.”

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