Conducting a staff meeting can be a bit like herding cats. Longtime bookstore owners and managers will share expert tips for organizing and running effective staff meetings in which staff set goals and discuss their progress.
Kelsy April, Savoy Bookshop & Cafe (Westerly, RI)
Laura DeLaney, Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID)
Aubrey Nolan, WORD (Brooklyn, NY)
Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX) (Moderator)
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.