Ci10 Program

Wednesday, July 13, 2022  

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Book Fair Models & Profitability

Book fairs come in all shapes and sizes. If well planned, they can be a profitable undertaking for a bookstore. In this session, booksellers with profitable book fair models will discuss different store models and how bookstores with established relationships with local school districts can analyze and optimize profitability.

Panelists: Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT); Stephanie Heinz, PRINT: a bookstore (Portland, ME); Mark Adam, San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe (San Marino, CA); Hannah Walcher, Books Inc. (San Leandro, CA)

About ABA

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.


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