Spring Regional Forums

Upcoming Events


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2019 dates will be announced in an upcoming issue of BTW.


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.

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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