To connect with booksellers and help publishers promote authors whose books are released earlier in the year, we host a series of programs every spring. All members are welcome to attend, as well a nonmembers interested in joining the association. If you're a publisher and would like to pitch an author or a sales rep to participate, please email Carrie Obry.
Confirmed authors for April 20th spring forum
April 10, 2017, 5:00 pm-8:30 pm
Crooked Pint Ale House
501 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Sponsored by Baker & Taylor
Join us for the Midwest Rep-a-rama, our first-ever new title presentation party. We will feature a sterling array of sales reps presenting their newest titles, sponsored by Baker & Taylor. This celebration of indie bookselling will be fueled by good friends, good food, trivia, prizes, and a trove of ARCs.
This event will focus on Spring/Summer 2017 titles.
Booksellers, please RSVP here!
Spring Forum with ABA
April 20, 2017
In conjunction with American Booksellers Association and Books & Company
In the private dining room of Rosati's
Bookstores - An Inclusive Place for Dialogue and Discovery
In the current environment, customers are increasingly coming to bookstores for connection and communication, as well as for sources of a diverse range of voices and viewpoints.
At the upcoming Spring Forum in Oconomowoc, WI, in response to member bookstore feedback and requests, ABA will be hosting a conversation led by a regional ABA board member, where booksellers will share ideas and brainstorm about how bookstores can foster communication and create opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds to express and respond to differing views in the welcoming setting of a bookstore.
This will not be a traditional education session. It is designed to be an interactive discussion, where booksellers will be able to participate in open communication and problem solving -- in both large and small groups -- to clarify strategies for strengthening the unique role that bookstores play in their communities.