Spring Bookseller Forums Begin March 8

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All indie booksellers — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to take part in the American Booksellers Association’s 2020 Spring Forums, held in conjunction with the regional bookseller associations. Each year, the forums provide an opportunity to share ideas, discuss industry issues, and receive updates on association projects.

Booksellers are also invited to sign up for IndieLite, one of ABA’s two e-commerce platforms, between March 5 and April 30 and get the first three months free. For details, email staff@bookweb.org.

The spring forum dates and locations below are subject to change. For booksellers who are making travel plans, see ABA’s statement about the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Sunday, March 8: San Diego Public Library in San Diego, California, with the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA)
  • Wednesday, March 11: Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA
  • Friday, March 13: The Cambria Hotel in Richardson, Texas, with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
  • Thursday, March 19: Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA
  • Sunday, March 29: Tides Thoreau Center in San Francisco, California, with the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA)
  • Thursday, April 2: ABA office in White Plains, New York, with the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA)
  • Sunday, April 5: Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, Wisconsin, with the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA)
  • Tuesday, April 7: DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Maine, with the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)
  • Friday, April 10: The Origin Hotel in Golden, Colorado, with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)
  • Tuesday, April 14: Third Place Books Seward Park in Seattle, Washington, with the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
  • Thursday, April 16: Bookbug and this is a bookstore in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA)