Advanced Bookselling & Special Topics: Bookselling as Activism

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Friday, June 28, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

As the purveyor of young people’s literature, children’s bookstores and booksellers can be an aide to young readers as they navigate the world. Books and bookstores are in a unique position to speak for the underdog and lift silenced voices so that they are heard. In this special topics panel, children’s booksellers will share how they use their bookstore as a platform and a space to create opportunities for activism and young activists in their communities.

Gibran Graham, The Briar Patch (Bangor, ME); Denise Chavez, Casa Camino Real Book Store & Art Gallery (Las Cruces, NM); Stephanie Seales, Bookshop Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA); Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Boseman, 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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