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21 Feb

Massachusetts Booksellers Forum Looks to the Future

On Tuesday, February 12, approximately 20 booksellers attended a Booksellers Forum held at the Westford Regency, in Westford, Massachusetts, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Booksellers Forum followed a meeting of the New England Booksellers Association Advisory Council.

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15 Feb

PNBA Book Awards Announced

Awards Celebrate Five Titles by Northwest Authors

On February 15, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) announced the winners of its Pacific Northwest Book Awards 2002, which gives special recognition to five titles written by regional authors that were published in 2001.

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14 Feb

BookSense.com a Hot Topic at Ann Arbor ABA Forum

On Thursday, February 7, about 30 booksellers attended an ABA Booksellers Forum at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Representing ABA at the forum were Avin Mark Domnitz, ABA CEO; Len Vlahos, director of BookSense.com; and Karl Pohrt, ABA Board member, from Shaman Drum Bookshop in Ann Arbor. Among the key topics discussed at the forum were ABA’s new strategic plan and BookSense.com’s new marketing initiative.

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07 Feb

ABA Booksellers Forums Come to New England

On Tuesday, February 12, there will be an ABA Booksellers Forum from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Westford, Massachusetts. The forum will provide ABA member booksellers an opportunity to meet and talk with ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz, ABA COO Oren Teicher, and Len Vlahos, director of BookSense.com. The forum will follow the New England Booksellers Association Advisory Council meeting and will be held at the Westford Regency, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, Massachusetts [(978) 692-8200].

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31 Jan

Windstone Editions Helps Support Independents

As part of an ongoing campaign, Windstone Editions, a company located in North Hollywood, California, supports independent bookstores with an unusual profit-sharing program: It donates 10 percent of the company's profits from the sale of its line of cast stone bookends to independent booksellers associations.

Windstone is the exclusive vendor of bookends, figurines, candleholders, sconces, and other sculptural items designed by artist M. Peña.

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29 Jan

ABA to Visit with Booksellers in the Great Lakes & New England Areas

On February 7, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Bookseller Association, the American Booksellers Association will be conducting the first of two booksellers forums scheduled for the Great Lakes area in the upcoming months. The forum will provide ABA member booksellers an opportunity to meet and talk with ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz and Len Vlahos, director of BookSense.com. It will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Century Ballroom of Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan [(734) 769-2500].

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25 Jan

ABA Booksellers Forums Schedule -- 2002

ABA Booksellers Forums provide members with an opportunity to meet with representatives of the ABA staff and Board to discuss issues relating to ABA programs, bookselling, and the state of the industry.

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15 Jan

Booksellers Busy in Atlanta

This week is a busy one for booksellers in Atlanta, as ABA, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), and the regional bookselling associations come together for a number of meetings. The ABA Booksellers Advisory Council met on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Governance Review Committee are scheduled to meet, and that evening a Booksellers Forum is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel.

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07 Jan

2002 ABA Booksellers Forums

ABA Booksellers Forums provide members with an opportunity to meet with representatives of the ABA staff and Board to discuss issues relating to ABA programs, bookselling, and the state of the industry. Forums get under way in January, and are scheduled through February, March, and April. Stay tuned to BTW for further details of upcoming forums.

The first ABA member forum will be held on Wednesday, January 16, at the DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta/Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. The forum will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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04 Jan

First ABA Booksellers Forum of 2002 Set for Atlanta

ABA is hosting its first Booksellers Forum of 2002, in Atlanta. The forum, held in conjunction with the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA), will provide ABA member booksellers with an opportunity to meet and talk with ABA Board members and senior staff. Participants will have the chance to express their opinions--as well as to provide input as the association develops new priorities and directions.

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21 Dec

NOGSBA Stands for Santa to Needy Young Readers


Book giveaway at University Hospital

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21 Dec

Upcoming ABA Booksellers Forum in Atlanta

We're opening our doors for you…. In conjunction with the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA), ABA is hosting another Booksellers Forum in our series of open meetings for ABA member booksellers to meet and talk with ABA Board members and senior staff. This is your chance to express your opinions--as well as to provide input as we develop new priorities and directions for ABA.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2002, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at:

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30 Nov

Regional Bestseller Lists: A Hit With Authors & Publishers

I'm hearing from publishers that the NEBA and SEBA Book Sense bestseller lists are being noticed, commented on, and relayed to authors. They're becoming a big deal!

Besides the local media possibilities, these regional lists can help put your association at the forefront of publishers' agendas … and budgets. But we need more reporting stores in order to produce lists for all the regional associations.

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