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COVID Coffee Break 4/2/2020

COVID Coffee Break 4/2/2020 (April 2, 2020)
Content related to the education session, COVID Coffee Break 4/2/2020 Coffeebreak.
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Topic:
  • Operations
Tags:
  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent coffee break and/or the daily email update for the most current information.

COVID Coffee Break 3/31/2020

COVID Coffee Break 3/31/2020 (March 31, 2020)
Content related to the education session, COVID Coffee Break 3/31/2020 Coffeebreak.
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Topic:
  • Operations
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  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent coffee break and/or the daily email update for the most current information.

COVID Coffee Break 3/26/2020

COVID Coffee Break 3/26/2020 (March 26, 2020)
Content related to the education session, COVID Coffee Break 3/26/2020 Coffeebreak.
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Topic:
  • Operations
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  • 101

This session follows the format of an Open Forum: the opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent coffee break and/or the daily email update for the most current information.

Marketing Meetup - Marketing Your Store to a School

Marketing Meetup - Marketing Your Store to a School (March 26, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Marketing Meetup - Marketing Your Store to a School ABA Meetups.
Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • 101
  • Events
Working with your local school can be a great source of revenue for your store and build upon your store's foundation of community. In this session, bookseller guest speakers share how they began reaching out to local schools and built mutually beneficial relationships.
 
Guest Speakers
  • Jamie Anderson, Ducks Cottage, Stephanie Heinz, Print: A Bookstore, Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop

Covid-19 Open Forum 3/24/2020

Covid-19 Open Forum 3/24/2020 (March 24, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Covid-19 Open Forum 3/24/2020 Coffeebreak.
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Topic:
  • Operations
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  • 101

The session will follow the format of an Open Forum, with attendees welcome to share what they need, ask questions of ABA and fellow booksellers, and just see some friendly faces.

Eventbrite - Postponing/Canceling Events

Eventbrite - Postponing/Canceling Events (March 20, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Eventbrite - Postponing/Canceling Events ABA Meetups.
Topic:
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Events

Jorge Portillo and Donna Kumar from Eventbrite provide information on postponing/canceling events through Eventbrite.

Is the Government Spying on Free Speech Groups?

Is the Government Spying on Free Speech Groups? (March 4, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Is the Government Spying on Free Speech Groups? Winter Institute 2016.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
Tags:
  • ABFE

Fireside Chat: So You Are Thinking of Running for Office...

Fireside Chat: So You Are Thinking of Running for Office... (January 24, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Fireside Chat: So You Are Thinking of Running for Office... Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
Tags:
  • 101

This informal yet informative talk is designed to provide a relaxed atmosphere for inspiring and educational conversations. Two booksellers with experience with everything from fundraising to campaigning to serving will discuss and offer suggestions and encouragement for those who are curious about what it takes to serve in office. Panelists: Kate Schlademan, The Learned Owl (Hudson, OH), Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshops (Naperville, IL)

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Events: Independent Bookstore Day

Events: Independent Bookstore Day (January 24, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Events: Independent Bookstore Day Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Events

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) has grown from a handful of bookstores in California to a national celebration involving more than 575 stores and, in some cases, citywide celebrations. Participating bookstores see an increase in sales, increased foot traffic, and increased brand awareness. This session will offer attendees an overview of the program and tips from booksellers who have figured out how to make the most of IBD. Panelists will offer information on how to order and make the most of the IBD exclusive merchandise, how to organize and publicize your store’s party to bring people into your store, and how to use social media strategically to increase sales and community participation. Panelists: Samantha Schoech, Program Director of Independent Bookstore Day, Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA), Rebecca George, Volumes Bookcafe (Chicago, IL), Tom Nissley, Phinney Books (Seattle, WA), Christie Olson Day, Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books (Mendocino, CA)

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Innovation Arena

Innovation Arena (January 24, 2020)
Content related to the education session, Innovation Arena Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:  None

This forty-five minute long session offers attendees three lightning talks from booksellers who have had game-changing aha! moments in the past year. Presentations will be short — 10 minutes or less — and will focus on concepts that have saved money, improved operations, created a new efficiency, or increased sales. From major shakeups to a better system for ordering store supplies, innovative ideas come in all sizes but can make a big impact. Presentations this hour include: How to Turn Social Media Activism Into Increased Sales (Danny Caine, The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence, KS); Black Books Matter (Ramunda Lark Young, MahoganyBooks, Washington, D.C.); and Ithica is Books (Lisa Swayze, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY). Panelists: Danny Caine, The Raven Bookstore (Lawrence, KS), Lisa Swayze, Buffalo Street Books (Ithaca, NY), Ramunda Lark Young, MahoganyBooks (Washington, D.C.)

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