Spring Regional Forums

    Each spring, ABA staff travels around the country to meet with member booksellers. These meetings, held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations, are designed to provide an open opportunity to share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on various association projects. The meetings are open to all booksellers – both ABA members and non-members. An original ABA education session is offered at the spring meetings as well.

    For 2018, the ABA education portion, “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will present a year-long calendar of effective steps that bookstores can implement — as well as key cost-saving programs — to boost sales and improve the bottom line.

    2018 Spring Forums (Locations may change; check back prior to event)

    Fri Mar 16, 2018  - 10am - 2pm       
    SCIBA Spring Forum
    The Garland
    4222 Vineland Ave.
    North Hollywood, CA 91602

    Sun Mar 18, 2018   
    NCIBA Spring Forum
    Tides Thoreau Center Presidio
    1012 Torney Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Part of a larger program, find details here.
    ABA Forum at 8:15am-9:15am; Education at 12-1pm.

    Mon Mar 19, 2018 - 11am-2pm
    PNBA Spring Forum - PNBA author reception at Queer/Bar 3-5pm
    Elliot Bay Book Company
    1521 10th Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Fri Mar 23, 2018  - 10:30am-1pm     
    SIBA Spring Forum 
    Flyleaf Books
    752 M.L.K. Jr Blvd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    Mon Mar 26, 2018 - 10:30am-1pm 
    MIBA Spring Forum, #1 
    Amsterdam Bar and Hall
    6th & Wabasha

    Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Wed Mar 28, 2018 - 11am-2pm
    NAIBA Spring Forum
    Marks Paneth LLP
    685 3rd Ave.
    New York, NY 10017

    Thu Apr 12, 2018 
    NEIBA Spring Forum
    First Parish
    3 Church Street, Harvard Square
    Cambridge, MA

    Part of NEIBA's All About the Books, find details here.
    Education Program and Spring Forum, 1:30-4pm

    Tue Apr 17, 2018 - 10am-2pm
    GLIBA Spring Forum
    The Loft at 1420 (located in the Julian C. Madison Building)
    1420 Washington Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48226
    GLIBA Featured Authors Event, 2pm - 4:30pm

    Mon Apr 23, 2018 - 10:30am-1pm     
    MIBA Spring Forum, #2
    Evangeline's Bistro and Music House
    512 N. Euclid Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63108

    Wed Apr 25, 2018 - 10am-1:30pm       
    MPIBA Spring Forum
    Center for the Arts Evergreen
    31880 Rocky Village Dr.
    Evergreen, CO 80439


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