On the Road With IndieBound

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Over the next several months, American Booksellers Association staff will be visiting locations around the country to answer questions, share ideas, and help position bookstores to take advantage of IndieBound and all that it has to offer. Sometimes the venue will be a member store, or a gathering might be in conjunction with a regional booksellers association meeting or some other trade event, but, at each, ABA staff and member booksellers will share ideas about how to make the most of IndieBound in the bookstore and in the surrounding community.

Exact times and venues are still being worked out, but here's a look at what's on the schedule to date:

July 9 - 10: In conjunction with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Summer Quenchers

On Wednesday, July 9, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Diego (lunch will be served); and from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the home of SCIBA Board member Lisa Kaplan in Orange County (dinner will be served).

On Thursday, July 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Anthenaeum, Pasadena (lunch will be served); and from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Diesel, A Bookstore, Brentwood (dinner will be served). The deadline to RSVP was July 1; questions should be addressed to SCIBA Executive Director Jennifer Bigelow.

July 11: At a meeting of the Association of Logos Stores in Orlando, Florida; and at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Tampa Independent Business Alliance, also in Florida

July 21: At several Connecticut bookstores

July 23 - 25: In conjunction with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

July 24: In conjunction with the Great Lakes Booksellers Association, in Chicago, Illinois

July 25: In conjunction with the Midwest Booksellers Association, in Madison, Wisconsin

July 28: At Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona

August 2: At the Great American Bargain Book Show in Atlanta, Georgia

August 4: At The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina

August 7 - 8: At Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado

August 21: At Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon

August 26: At The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington

Also, tentatively scheduled are meetings at The Voracious Reader in Larchmont, New York, and in conjunction with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association for sometime in July.

Look for details, and possible changes to the schedule, in upcoming editions of Bookselling This Week and in regional booksellers association announcements.

Questions should be addressed to Paige Poe, IndieBound outreach liaison.