“As queer romance novelists,” David Levithan said, “just as we approach love in a different way and have so many options as to how we approach love and how it intersects with identity, we also have a lot of options when writing about our own love stories.”
This session featured a panel of neurodiverse individuals and advocates who provided context for individuals seeking to learn more about neurodiversity and the challenges and concerns neurodiverse employees and customers may face in the store.
Bookseller panelists discussed how they've used the new hybrid world of bookselling to their advantage by making efficient email marketing campaigns; creating dynamic, community-focused virtual events; and more.
The deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended through May 31. Booksellers are encouraged to look through the full list of relief to ensure they are not leaving money on the table.
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.