Spring Regional Forums

Upcoming Events

 
  • Spring Regional Forums
    March & April 2020
  • BookExpo
    July 22 to 24, 2020
    New York, NY
  • Fall Regional Trade Shows
    September & October 2020

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NOTE: The American Booksellers Association has decided that, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, ABA team members will not attend the remaining Spring Forums. As the forums are held in conjunction with regional bookseller association events, booksellers are encouraged to check with their regional association to learn the status of their local event. ABA is also working with each regional association to offer a virtual forum where possible.

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. 

Spring Forum 2020 Schedule
(details to be added; dates and locations subject to change)

  • Sunday, March 8: San Diego Public Library in San Diego, California, with the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA)
  • Wednesday, March 11: Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA
  • Friday, March 13: The Cambria Hotel in Richardson, Texas, with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
  • Thursday, March 19: Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA(Canceled)
  • Sunday, March 29: Tides Thoreau Center in San Francisco, California, with the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA) (Canceled)
  • Thursday, April 2: ABA Office Building in White Plains, New York, with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)
  • Sunday, April 5: Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, Wisconsin, with the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA(Postponed until June 1-2)
  • Tuesday, April 7: DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Maine, with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) (Postponed until June 10-11)
  • Friday, April 10: The Origin Hotel in Golden, Colorado, with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
  • Tuesday, April 14: Third Place Books in Seattle, Washington, with the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA(Canceled)
  • Thursday, April 16: Bookbug and this is a book in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA)

 

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