Education for Publishers: ABACUS and Bookstore Finances
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 -
9:20am to 10:20am
In this detailed financial session, two booksellers will walk publishers through the ABACUS-16 Financial Benchmarking Report and discuss the financial realities of owning and operating a general bookstore in a storefront retail space.
David Sandberg, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA); Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books and Cafe (Wichita, KS); Michael Becher, Industry Insights (Dublin, OH)
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.