The American Booksellers Association is inviting ABA members and non-members alike to its last Booksellers Forum of the season. The program, held in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA), will take place on Tuesday, April 19, in New York City.
The event will feature the education session “Indie Bookstores and the New Localism: What You Can Do,” a follow-up to the New Localism panel at Winter Institute 11 and the release of the Civic Economics study “Amazon & Empty Storefronts,” commissioned by ABA. The education session, which will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will review the findings of the Civic Economic study and look at other important resources, including ABA’s New Localism Toolkit, which are available to help all booksellers communicate the “new” localism message to colleagues, customers, community members, elected officials, and the media.
The Booksellers Forum will take place over lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Booksellers are encouraged to come to the forum prepared to share their questions, comments, and concerns during the open discussion of industry issues, which will be led by ABA CEO Oren Teicher.
The April 19 Booksellers Forum will be held in Conference Room 34C/D of the law offices of Arent Fox, 1675 Broadway (between 52nd and 53rd streets), New York, New York 10019.
ABA will be required to provide the names of booksellers who will be attending the forum to Arent Fox security, and everyone will be asked to show an ID at the door. To add your name to the guest list for the New York Booksellers Forum RSVP to ABA Member Relationship Manager Catherine Cusick by Thursday, April 14.