Advanced Bookselling & Special Topics: Small Footprint, Big Impact

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT

You don’t need an infinite amount of space to remain competitive in independent bookselling. Bookstores under 1,000 square feet share what they do to maximize their selling space and host events without having to knock down walls. Attendees will learn from panelists who call a small store home:

  • The logistics of hosting an in-store event
  • Crowd management in a small space
  • Inventory management in a small stockroom
  • Keeping it fresh with inventive displays
Lea Bickerton, The Tiny Bookstore (Pittsburgh, PA); Bel McNeill, Bel and Bunna's Books (Lafayette, CA); Jennifer Green, Green Bean Books (Portland, OR); Marlene England, Curious Iguana (Frederick, MD)

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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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