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Rose’s TEST ABOS 2012 Conference

October 10-12, 2012


Please join us in Richmond, VA for the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Annual Conference Thinking Outside the Walls October 10-12, 2012!


Registration is now open. Take advantage of the early bird rate by September 1st and save $50 off of regular registration!
To register for the conference, click here.

  • Early Bird (Member): $200 for 3 day conference
  • Early Bird (Nonmember: $250 for 3 day conference
  • Regular Registration (Member): $250 for 3 day conference
  • Regular Registration (Nonmember): $300 for 3 day conference
  • Single Day Rate: $100

Conference registration DOES NOT INCLUDE hotel reservations. Please contact Marriott Reservations directly at 1-800-228-9290 to reserve your hotel room. Mention ABOS Conference to get the reduced rate. Richmond Marriott Hotel.

For more information about the area, please visit Historic Richmond Region visitors’ guide and website.

Here is the ABOS Richmond Area Conference Brochure (PDF file) ABOS Richmond Brochure.


The ABOS Conference Planning Committee is pleased to provide presenter and workshop information for “Thinking Outside the Walls” ABOS Annual Conference:


Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Gary Fountain, rector at Chatham Hall in Virginia, and author. He has been an English professor for many years and was instrumental in starting the iPad program at Chatham Hall. Dr. Fountain is the author of the critically praised Remembering Elizabeth Bishop: An Oral Biography.


Our author lunch, featuring Donald Ray Pollock, will be free for all attendees! Mr. Pollock’s first book, Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, The Journal, Sou’wester, Chiron Review, River Styx, Boulevard, Folio, Granta, NYTBR, Washington Square, and The Berkeley Fiction Review. The Devil All the Time is his first novel.


ABOS is making a lot of changes this year: a new logo, a new outlook and a new website is in the works. Every year our conference is “better than before,” and you won’t want to miss Thinking Outside the Walls. See you in Richmond!

– Brad Thomas President, ABOS