ABC & ABA Present: Training General Booksellers in Kids' Book Sales

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:40am to 11:40am
Holiday 1 & 2, Floor 2, Hilton

The children’s department is typically one of the most profitable departments in any bookstore, but it can be a daunting place for general booksellers if they are not familiar with the material. In this session, seasoned children’s booksellers will lead a workshop for general booksellers on handselling children’s books with confidence to customers of all ages. Panelists: Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston TX), Mariana Calderon, Second Star to the Right (Denver, CO), Susan Kusel, [words] (Mapelwood, NJ), Ariana Paliobagis, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman , MT)

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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