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Lightning Talk - Kelsy April of Bank Square Books (Mystic, CT) on Bringing Winter Institute Back to Your Staff

Lightning Talk - Kelsy April of Bank Square Books (Mystic, CT) on Bringing Winter Institute Back to Your Staff (January 11, 2024)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On January 11, 2024, Kelsy April of Bank Square Books (Mystic, CT) on Bringing Winter Institute Back to Your Staff.

 

Lightning Talk - Emma Kaas (Norwich Bookstore) on Taking Annual Inventory

Lightning Talk - Emma Kaas (Norwich Bookstore) on Taking Annual Inventory (January 11, 2024)
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  • Operations
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  • 101

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On January 11, 2024, Emma Kaas (Norwich Bookstore) discussed Taking Annual Inventory.

This is a Fire Drill: Preparing for and Avoiding Crises

This is a Fire Drill: Preparing for and Avoiding Crises (November 9, 2023)
Content related to the education session This is a Fire Drill: Preparing for and Avoiding Crises, Regional Conferences.
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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Join ABA Director of Education, Kim Hooyboer, as we review some of the top crises stores have experienced this past year. From cybersecurity threats to a car driving into the store, we will provide resources and tips to prepare for and, when possible, avoid these crises at your store. Topics will include: fire, flood, and natural disasters; protesters, break-ins, and ransomware, credit card fraud, and more. Throughout the session, we’ll explore ways to respond to these crises, prioritize employee communication, and mitigate the risk of these events occurring at your store. Think of this session as insurance and take this time to invest in protecting your business.
 
The session guide and accompanying templates can be found in the ABA Bookstore Resource Library.
 
 
This is a Fire Drill was presented at the Fall 2023 Regional Shows.

 

ABA New Member Series: Store Ownership 101

ABA New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 (November 7, 2023)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

This session will provide new & prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. New and new-ish members are welcome!

ABA New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 (November 7, 2023)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

This session will provide new & prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. New and new-ish members are welcome!

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q4

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q4 (October 31, 2023)
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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 Q4 (October 31, 2023)
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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.

Lightning Talk - Lane Jacobson (Paulina Springs Books) on Employee Retention

Lightning Talk - Lane Jacobson (Paulina Springs Books) on Employee Retention (October 12, 2023)
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ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On October 12, 2023, Lane Jacobson (Paulina Springs Books) discussed Employee Retention.

 

Lightning Talk - Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) on Hosting Drag Story Hour

Lightning Talk - Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) on Hosting Drag Story Hour (October 12, 2023)
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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  • Events
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On October 12, 2023, Chelsia Rice (Montana Book Company) discussed Hosting Drag Story Hour.
 
Referenced Resources: ABA's Right to Read Toolkit
 

Lightning Talk - Clark Mason (Vroman's Bookstore) on eCommerce Fraud Protection

Lightning Talk - Clark Mason (Vroman's Bookstore) on eCommerce Fraud Protection (October 12, 2023)
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  • IndieCommerce
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  • Technology
ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On October 12, 2023, Clark Mason (Vroman's Bookstore) discussed eCommerce Fraud Protection.
 

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