“The holidays really bring out the magic of what a bookstore is and what it can do for a community,” said Laurie Raisys of Island Books. “We get to be a part of so many little special moments. It amazes me.”
Thank You, The Bookstore open; Little City, Loyalty, McNally Jackson to open new locations; Book ’n’ Brush marks 50 years; South Main Book Co., Linden Tree under new ownership; BookBar nonprofit announces board; Still North, Curious Reader, Book Moon, This House of Books, Parnassus, and Seattle member stores featured in local news.
“I’m looking forward to sharing resources and practical considerations for reducing work-life stress, improving work design, and promoting worker well-being,” said session leader Jeannie A.S. Nigam, MS, PHDc.
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.