Upcoming ABA Booksellers Forums Schedule

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In an effort to provide members with updates on association business, as well as to answer questions and gather bookseller input to shape future programs and initiatives, the American Booksellers Association has been holding a series of Booksellers Forums this spring in conjunction with regional booksellers association meetings throughout the country.

Additional ABA programming varies from meeting to meeting. Among the programs offered are an ABACUS Sneak Preview for members who have submitted their financial data for the 2002 survey and those who bring it with them to the meeting; a Budgeting and Monitoring Workshop, exploring a system of financial controls that enables booksellers to predict bookstore performance and measure outcomes; a Succession Planning Workshop; and updates on the Book Sense marketing program and BookSense.com.

To RSVP or for more information about ABA programming, contact Kristen Gilligan at ABA [(800) 637-0037, ext. 1286 or kristen@bookweb.org].


New England Booksellers Association
Thursday, February 20, 2003
  • Special ABACUS Sneak Preview from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Booksellers Forum from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
    219 Littleton Road
    Westford, MA 01886
    Tel: (978) 692-8200
    For more details, click here.


Upper Midwest Booksellers Association
Saturday, March 8
  • Booksellers Forum from 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    UMBA Offices
    307 West 44th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55410
    Tel: (612) 926-5868
    For more details, click here.


Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association
Friday, March 14
  • BookSense.com Users Group Meeting from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Booksellers Forum from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 15

  • Book Sense Update from 4:15 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Radisson Santa Fe
    750 N. St. Francis Drive
    Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Tel: (800) 333-3333; (505) 992-5800
    For more details, click here.


Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Friday, March 14
  • Booksellers Forum from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Book Sense Workshop from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Budgeting & Monitoring Workshop from 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Special ABACUS Sneak Preview from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Coeur D'Alene Resort
    Coeur D'Alene, ID
    Tel: (800) 688-5253
    For more details, click here.


Great Lakes Booksellers Association
Thursday, March 27
  • Special ABACUS Sneak Preview from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Booksellers Forum from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Succession Planning Seminar/How to Value Your Business from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Transitions Bookplace Learning Center
    1000 W. North Avenue
    Chicago, IL
    Tel: (312) 951-7323


Southeast Booksellers Association
Saturday, April 5
  • Booksellers Forum from 9:00 a.m. - noon (includes breakfast)

    The Park Hotel
    2200 Rexford Road
    Charlotte, NC 28211
    Tel: (800) 334-0331; (704) 364-8220


New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association
Monday, April 7
  • Booksellers Forum from noon to 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

    Sheraton Society Hill
    1 Dock Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Tel: (215) 238-6000

Watch future issues of BTW for complete details about ABA programming at the upcoming Mid-South Independent Booksellers Association meeting.