Reminder: ABA to Hold Three Forums in California This Month

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This month, ABA will be holding three Booksellers Forums in California: On Wednesday, February 18, in conjunction with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) at its offices in The Presidio in San Francisco; on Friday, February 20, at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena; and on Saturday, February 21, at Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego. The Pasadena and San Diego forums will be held in conjunction with the Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA). Representing ABA at the forums will be CEO Avin Mark Domnitz and COO Oren Teicher.

Booksellers planning to attend any of the forums are asked to RSVP to ABA's Kristen Gilligan at (800) 637-0037, ext. 1286, or kristen@bookweb.org. Also this month, ABA, in conjunction with the New Atlantic Booksellers Association (NAIBA), is holding a fourth forum in the Washington, D.C., area on Wednesday, February 25. To read a preview of this Booksellers Forum, click here. For a previous article on the California forums, click here.

For the complete schedule of this season's ABA Booksellers Forums, click here.

Here's a look at the three California ABA Booksellers Forums:

San Francisco Forum
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NCIBA offices at The Presidio
37 Graham St.
(415) 561-7686; Web: http://www.nciba.com/

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. -- Book Sense Gift Card Demonstration
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- ABA/NCIBA Open Forum
1:30 p.m. - 3: 00 p.m. -- One-on-One ABACUS Tutorials

Pasadena Forum
Friday, February 20, 2004
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 449-5320; Web: http://vromans.booksense.com

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. -- Book Sense Gift Card Demonstration
Noon - 1:45 p.m. -- ABA/SCBA Open Forum
2:00 p.m. - 3: 30 p.m. -- One-on-One ABACUS Tutorials

San Diego Forum
Saturday, February 21, 2004
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton San Diego
8110 Aero Dr. (between Interstate 805, Interstate 15, and Highway 163)
(858) 277-8888; Web: http://www.starwood.com/fourpoints/index.html

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. -- Book Sense Gift Card Demonstration
Noon - 1:45 p.m. -- ABA/SCBA Open Forum
2:00 p.m. - 3: 30 p.m. -- One-on-One ABACUS Tutorials