Children's Institute 2021 Program

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021  

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Roundtable: Community Partnerships and the Return on Investment of Doing Good Hopin Session Room

Community partnerships are an untapped source of income for many stores and they can have a profound impact on a store’s bottom line as well as the soul of the store and its community. Possible discussion topics are the types of community partnerships that have served stores well, advice on how to make initial contact, what format a partnership can take, and how to manage expectations without taking on too much.

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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