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ShopTalk - The Booksellers Insurance Program

ShopTalk - The Booksellers Insurance Program (June 7, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This ShopTalk will feature a presentation on The Bookseller Insurance Program by Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. The presentation will include Insurance 101 training, with a specific focus on important coverages, services and terms for booksellers.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - The Booksellers Insurance Program (June 7, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

This ShopTalk will feature a presentation on The Bookseller Insurance Program by Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. The presentation will include Insurance 101 training, with a specific focus on important coverages, services and terms for booksellers.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q2

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q2 (May 10, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

Our New Member Series:Store Ownership 101 provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. 

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q2 (May 10, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

Our New Member Series:Store Ownership 101 provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. 

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

Technology Meetup - Edelweiss

Technology Meetup - Edelweiss (April 14, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
  • Buying and Selling
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  • Technology

Edelweiss provides a lot of tools for book industry professionals, but its core purpose is to be a convenient place for booksellers to order frontlist titles from their sales reps. Join Deidre Dumpson, Retail Success Manager for Edelweiss, in a webinar to learn how the ordering process works.

Cosed captioning is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and is not reviewed for accuracy.

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q2

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q2 (April 12, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

Our New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits includes a tutorial on navigating Bookweb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members. The presentation looks at education resources, networking and community, business affinity partnerships, indie marketing, advocacy, and much more. The second half of the session will offer booksellers an open forum during which they can ask questions and talk with ABA staff.

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.

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q2 (April 12, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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Our New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits includes a tutorial on navigating Bookweb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members. The presentation looks at education resources, networking and community, business affinity partnerships, indie marketing, advocacy, and much more. The second half of the session will offer booksellers an open forum during which they can ask questions and talk with ABA staff.

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.

Community Connectors: Suggestions From Mission-Driven Stores Walking the Talk

Community Connectors: Suggestions From Mission-Driven Stores Walking the Talk (March 10, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

If you are interested in prioritizing community engagement for societal change, this is a conversation you will not want to miss. A panel of booksellers who represent stores with strong missions will take you behind the scenes of the media coverage and social media posts that reflect the success of their work. They will discuss the very real and substantive processes they have in place to create change. If you want to hear about the actionable steps mission-driven stores take for success, this is the conversation for you!

Panelists: Jamie Thomas, Women & Children First (Chicago, IL); Veronica Liu, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria (New York, NY); Kathy Burnette, Brain Lair Books (South Bend, IN); Errol Anderson, Charis Books & More (Decatur, GA)

Roundtable: Book Banning Challenges in Schools and Libraries

Roundtable: Book Banning Challenges in Schools and Libraries (March 10, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Children's Bookselling
  • Owners and Managers

There has been a dramatic increase in books by BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ authors that feature their experiences being challenged and banned. In this discussion, booksellers will share available resources, effective ways to address challenged books with customers, and how bookstores can support K-12 educators, librarians, and children.

Moderators: Heather Hebert, Children's Book World (Haverford, PA); Brein Lopez, Children's Book World (Los Angeles, CA); Diane Capriola, Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)

Poetry Theater

Poetry Theater (March 10, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Genre

“...poetry began when somebody walked off of a savanna or out of a cave and looked up at the sky with wonder and said, ‘Ahhh.’ That was the first poem.” —Lucille Clifton
 

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