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23 Feb

ABA Heads to Wisconsin for Third Spring Forum

Booksellers are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher and COO Len Vlahos at an American Booksellers Association Spring Forum on Saturday, March 19, in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.

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17 Feb

Sales Tax Workshop and ABA Forum Coming to Indianapolis

ABA’s 2011 Spring Forum Tour arrives in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, March 3. The program, presented in conjunction with GLiBA, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Big Hat Books & Arts.

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03 Feb

Hold the Date! ABA’s Spring 2011 Forum Schedule

This week, ABA announces the opening schedule for its 2011 Spring Booksellers Forums. The first forum will be held in conjunction with the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association on Thursday, February 24, at Katy Budget Books in Houston, Texas.

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06 May

Report From the Road: An Update on the 2010 ABA Spring Forums

By Oren Teicher, ABA CEO, and Len Vlahos, ABA COO

After two months of steady travel during ABA's latest series of Spring Forums, in the end, we discovered that you absolutely can get there from here.

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22 Apr

Booksellers Forums End Next Week in LaVergne & San Antonio

The American Booksellers Association's spring forum schedule comes to an end next week with gatherings in LaVergne, Tennessee, and San Antonio, Texas.

On Wednesday, April 28, ABA CEO Oren Teicher and COO Len Vlahos will lead a Booksellers Forum from noon - 2:00 p.m. at Lightning Source, Inc. (1246 Heil Quaker Blvd., La Vergne). All area booksellers are invited.

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15 Apr

ABA on the Road

 This week has been a busy one for ABA senior staff. They've crossed the country to host four Booksellers Forum programs in conjunction with regional associations, participated in the American Independent Business Alliance's International Conference, and have two more forum programs and a Digital Task Force meeting upcoming this weekend.

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08 Apr

One Week, Four Forums

The American Booksellers Association invites members to four Booksellers Forums in the next week:

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25 Mar

Booksellers Forums Continue: Last Weekend, This Weekend, and Upcoming


ABA COO Len Vlahos presents "Techniques and Tactics for Online Website Promotion" at Left Bank Books.

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18 Mar

Spring Booksellers Forums Underway

The American Booksellers Association kicked off its 2010 Spring Forum Tour last weekend in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the National Association of College Stores' Campus Market Expo (CAMEX) in Orlando, Florida. At the forum, led by ABA CEO Oren Teicher, booksellers shared their thoughts and concerns about e-books and how indies can participate moving forward, as well as ideas for alternative business models and new ways to find customers.

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25 Feb

ABA Booksellers Forum to Be Held at MBA Spring Meeting

Indie booksellers are invited to an ABA Booksellers Forum and Midwest Booksellers Association Spring Meeting on Sunday, March 21, in St. Louis, Missouri. The ABA forum and a popular Winter Institute education session will be part of a full day of programming that includes MBA's education component, two Rep Picks sessions, lunch with a guest author, and an Author Reception.

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25 Feb

Reminder: ABA Booksellers Forum @ CAMEX in Orlando

The American Booksellers Association is holding its first Booksellers Forum of 2010 on March 12 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and its Campus Market Expo (CAMEX). All ABA and SIBA members are invited to the forum program, which will feature a wide-ranging discussion and an education session from the very popular Winter Institute. The program will be held from 11:00 a.m.

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18 Feb

Mark Your Calendars: ABA's Spring Booksellers Forum Schedule

The American Booksellers Association will be holding 12 Booksellers Forums in March and April to provide booksellers in every region of the country with an opportunity to meet with ABA senior staff to their share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on various association projects. Each forum will also offer an education component from ABA's highly regarded Winter Institute.

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21 Jan

ABA to Kick Off Spring Forum Schedule at CAMEX

The American Booksellers Association will be holding its first Booksellers Forum of 2010 on March 12 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the National Association of College Stores' (NACS) Campus Market Expo (CAMEX), where forum participants will be able to take advantage of special housing and registration offers. All ABA member booksellers are invited to the forum program, which is being held in conjunction with NACS and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

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14 Apr

Bookseller Forum: A Great Opportunity to Seek a Hotel ABA Room-Share

Looking for a room-share at Hotel ABA, or perhaps a ride-share to New York City, for next month's BookExpo America?

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07 May

Last Booksellers Forum Focuses on Shop Local Efforts

For the presidential primary season, New Hampshire is the starting line -- however, for this year's American Booksellers Association Booksellers Forum season, it was the finish line.

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