Breaking into the book and bookselling industries can be more than a challenge for many of us who are disabled, either visibly or invisibly," said booksellers Sarah Hollenbeck and Annie Carl. "So how do we as an independent industry create bookselling jobs that are more inclusive?"
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.
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.