This year's first American Booksellers Association Booksellers Forum program is being held on Saturday, March 8, in conjunction with the Midwest Booksellers Association (MBA) Spring Meeting, during the weekend of the Minneapolis Spring Gift Show. The owners and staff of ABA and MBA member stores are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington (4460 West 78th Street Circle, Bloomington, MN 55435).
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss concerns and hear the latest news about ABA's services and initiatives from CEO Avin Mark Domnitz, COO Oren Teicher, Chief Program Officer Len Vlahos, Chief Marketing Officer Meg Smith, and Board member Collette Morgan of Wild Rumpus. The ABA program also includes two education sessions: "Authorless Events: Enhancing Experiential Shopping" and "Booksellers at the Tipping Point: Leveraging Localism and Independence to Promote Your Store." Learn more about ABA's Booksellers Forum programming in Minneapolis.
In addition to ABA programming, MBA is offering a full day of activities in Minneapolis. Complete details and registration information are available at www.midwestbooksellers.org.
Eight more ABA Booksellers Forums are scheduled for this spring. Watch for updates in upcoming editions of Bookselling This Week.