“Serving on the ABA board was an altogether wonderful opportunity and experience,” said Christophersen. “It was extremely gratifying to try to solve the important issues facing independent bookstores.”
These sessions, which have limited capacity, will cover a range of de-escalation techniques that are particularly relevant in the context of our current political and social environment. Booksellers should sign up now.
An e-commerce conversion rate increase to 5.36 percent, along with a 9.63 percent increase in traffic during the same period, resulted in an average increase in revenue of 26.13 percent for the week ending October 20.
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.