Personal Finance for Booksellers

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Between the burden of student debt and rising cost-of-living expenses, making ends meet may seem like an impossible task. Booksellers who have successfully made bookselling their lifelong career will discuss how to make a budget, how to manage a bookseller salary, and how to make use of personal finance tools.

  • Kim Hooyboer, Third Place Books (Seattle, WA)
  • Justus Joseph, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA)

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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