Bookselling 101: So You Want to Be a Buyer

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Cotton Row

What are the skills you need to be a successful book buyer? A panel of experts will provide a look into the world of the buyer, from forming publisher relationships to managing budgets, all while balancing the art and science behind the choices they make.

Mark Laframboise, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, D.C.); Stephen Sparks, Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station, CA); Kathi Kirby, Powell's Books (Portland, OR); Moderated by Jenny Cohen, Waucoma Bookstore (Hood River, OR)

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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