Once again, international guests are invited to grab a boxed lunch and join their colleagues for an informal discussion about bookselling developments and trends from around the world. All country's represented at Wi12 will be given an opportunity to provide a short country report. Take a break, relax and enjoy an informal - but hopefully informative - discussion with other international bookselling colleagues.
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.