International guests are invited to join their colleagues from around the world for an informative discussion about the current state of the American book business. Lunch will be served.
John Mutter, Shelf Awareness (Seattle, WA); Edward Nawotka, Publishers Weekly (New York, NY); Allison Risbridger, NPD Group, Inc. (New York, NY)
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.