The American Booksellers Association will be holding a Booksellers Forum in conjunction with the Upper Midwest Booksellers Association (UMBA) Spring Meeting, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Saturday, March 8. The UMBA Spring Meeting runs from March 8 - 9.
The forum will be held from 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the UMBA offices (307 West 44th Street, Minneapolis). The meeting will give attendees a chance to get an update on association business from ABA staff. Additionally, it will present booksellers with an opportunity to ask questions and to provide input to shape future programs and association initiatives.
UMBA programming at the Spring Meeting includes a "Pizza Party! and Roundtable Discussion on Sidelines," held from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. On Sunday, March 9, a "Co-op Management Demystified Workshop (& Continental Breakfast)" seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The workshop fee is $10 per person.
To RSVP or for more information about the ABA Booksellers Forum at the UMBA Spring Meeting, contact Kristen Gilligan at ABA (800) 637-0037, ext. 1286 or Kristen@bookweb.org. For more information about UMBA programming and meeting accommodations, contact UMBA at (800) 784-7522 or e-mail KTatUMBA@aol.com.
The ABA/UMBA Booksellers Forum in Minneapolis is one of five upcoming forums scheduled for February and March.
An ABA Booksellers Forum will be held in conjunction with the New England Booksellers Association at the Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center in Westford, Massachusetts, on Thursday, February 20. (For more information, click here.)
Two forums will occur on March 14: In conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Spring Show, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and in conjunction with the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Spring Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For details regarding ABA programming at these two forums, click here.)
On March 27, a Booksellers Forum will be held in conjunction with the Great Lakes Booksellers Association in Chicago. This will be the second ABA/GLBA forum; the first forum occurred on February 6 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (For more on the first GLBA forum, click here.) Look for more scheduling details regarding the second GLBA/ABA Booksellers Forum in BTW in the near future.