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All About the Books and ABA Spring Forum

April 4

NEIBA and the ABA present a day of authors and education. The morning and early afternoon will be devoted to All About the Books, with 10 authors talking about their new books, and joining us for a boxed lunch.

The afternoon will be for the ABA Education and Forum.


First Parish
3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA




Author Talks and Readings

Lauren Acampora, The Paper Wasp, Grove Press

Mona Awad, Bunny: A Novel, Viking

Sarah Blake, The Guest Book, Flatiron Books

Jennifer Blecher, Out of Place, Greenwillow Books

Ann Davila Cardinal, Five Midnights, Tor Teen

Susan Hockfield, The Age of Living Machines, WW Norton

Marjan Kamali, The Stationery Shop, Gallery Books

Damon Krukowski, Ways of Hearing, The MIT Press

Sharon Lamb, The Not Good Enough Mother, Beacon Press

Abi Maxwell, The Den, Knopf





Boxed Lunch with Authors


1:30 – 4:00

ABA Education Program and Spring Forum

This Spring ABA will present an update on two initiatives critical to the success of any independent bookstore — an active pre-orders campaign and participation in the annual ABACUS financial survey.

This new educational session will focus on best practices for increasing pre-orders — including the latest on accurately reporting and tracking — based on in-store experiences and feedback from the Pre-Order Booksellers Task Force.

The session will also provide an overview of ABACUS data, including data specific to each region, earlier ABACUS delivery schedule, and ways submitting stores can successfully use their ABACUS reports to make sound financial decisions.

We hope you will join us this spring for this discussion on improving store profitability.


Registration is now Closed


April 4


First Parish
3 Church Street
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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