All About Independent Bookstore Day

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Monday, February 9, 2015 3:35 PM to 4:45 PM EST

With the success of the first California Bookstore Day, the nine regional bookseller associations are working together, with ABA’s assistance, to collaboratively support a national Independent Bookstore Day to launch on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Samantha Schoech, Program Director of California Bookstore Day, will provide an update on the planning process and lead a discussion for booksellers to share ideas about how to make this national debut a success.

  • Christie Olson Day, Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books (Mendocino, CA)
  • Hut Landon, Executive Director, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (San Francisco, CA)
  • Samantha Schoech, Producer, California Bookstore Day/Independent Bookstore Day (San Francisco, CA)
  • Ann Seaton, Hicklebee's Children's Books (San Jose, CA)
  • Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA) (Moderator)

About ABA

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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