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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Talking Productively About Content Issues in Children's Literature

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Talking Productively About Content Issues in Children's Literature (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Talking Productively About Content Issues in Children's Literature Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Recently, children's literature has been the subject of debate as readers respond to content related to race, class, culture, individuality, and identity. Authors are self-selecting to delay publication of their books, publishers are canceling titles, and review outlets are retracting starred statuses. There is immense pressure from all sides of the industry to do the right thing, but what is the right thing? This session is designed to be a discussion led by bookselling peers that will begin with a contextual overview of the issues surfacing in kids' books. Attendees will discuss the implications of these issues and how booksellers can productively talk about race, class, culture, individuality, and identity without alienating customers, authors, and each other.

Kenny Brechner, Devaney, Doak & Garrett (Farmington, ME); Summer Laurie, Books Inc. (San Francisco, CA); Javier Ramirez, The Book Table (Oak Park, IL); Sara Grochowski, McLean & Eakin Booksellers (Petoskey, MI)

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Operations & Finances: Small Acts for Financial Gain

Operations & Finances: Small Acts for Financial Gain (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Operations & Finances: Small Acts for Financial Gain Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

When your wallet is slim and margins are small, every penny counts. But there are little things that can be done every single day to boost a bookstore’s bottom line. Bookstore panelists who have effectively pinched a penny here and saved a penny there will teach attendees:

  • How to identify small costs that add up
  • Where to look for savings
  • Small actions booksellers can take to impact overall savings and sales

Adlai Yeomans, White Whale Books (Pittsburgh, PA); Katie Orphan, The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles, CA); Ariana Paliobagus, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT); Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music (Millerton, NY)

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Operations & Finances: Small Acts for Financial Gain (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Operations & Finances: Small Acts for Financial Gain Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Finance
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

When your wallet is slim and margins are small, every penny counts. But there are little things that can be done every single day to boost a bookstore’s bottom line. Bookstore panelists who have effectively pinched a penny here and saved a penny there will teach attendees:

  • How to identify small costs that add up
  • Where to look for savings
  • Small actions booksellers can take to impact overall savings and sales

Adlai Yeomans, White Whale Books (Pittsburgh, PA); Katie Orphan, The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles, CA); Ariana Paliobagus, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT); Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music (Millerton, NY)

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Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools

Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Events

Title 1 schools work with a small number of resources and even smaller budgets to bring authors to student audiences, host book fairs, and keep accounts with independent bookstores. Luckily, many bookstores do manage successful and profitable partnerships with Title 1 schools. Panelists with ongoing success in partnering with Title 1 schools will share with attendees:

  • How to approach Title 1 schools
  • How these partnerships are effective and profitable
  • How to assist a school in maximizing monies received from a granting organization
  • How to build community goodwill through partnership with a Title 1 school

Rebekah Shoaf, Boogie Down Books (New York, NY); Kim Krug, Monkey See, Monkey Do (Clarence, NY); Cecilia Cackley, East City Books (Washington, D.C.); Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop (Southern Pines, NC)

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Opening Keynote: Ann Patchett

Opening Keynote: Ann Patchett (June 27, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Opening Keynote: Ann Patchett Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Ann Patchett, the author of eight novels and three works of nonfiction, is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England’s Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.

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Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events

Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events (June 26, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Events

Pre-registation required; $45 fee per person; space is limited and lunch is provided. Hosting events in-store and offsite is a great way to strengthen a customer base, build goodwill within your community, and make money. But tackling the ins and outs of events, no matter how large or small, is daunting, time-consuming, and, let’s face it, overwhelming. This full-day, two-part workshop led by aces in bookstore event management will teach attendees:

  • Best practices for in-store author events
  • Tips for navigating events in a small space
  • Best practices for off-site author events, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues
  • Best practices for ticketing events and anticipating turnout
  • How to launch a book festival in your community

Events University is open to all booksellers, including those who are not registered for Children’s Institute.

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Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events (June 26, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Events

Pre-registation required; $45 fee per person; space is limited and lunch is provided. Hosting events in-store and offsite is a great way to strengthen a customer base, build goodwill within your community, and make money. But tackling the ins and outs of events, no matter how large or small, is daunting, time-consuming, and, let’s face it, overwhelming. This full-day, two-part workshop led by aces in bookstore event management will teach attendees:

  • Best practices for in-store author events
  • Tips for navigating events in a small space
  • Best practices for off-site author events, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues
  • Best practices for ticketing events and anticipating turnout
  • How to launch a book festival in your community

Events University is open to all booksellers, including those who are not registered for Children’s Institute.

Watch video from this event.
Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events (June 26, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Events University (AM): In Store and Off Site Author Events Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Events

Pre-registation required; $45 fee per person; space is limited and lunch is provided. Hosting events in-store and offsite is a great way to strengthen a customer base, build goodwill within your community, and make money. But tackling the ins and outs of events, no matter how large or small, is daunting, time-consuming, and, let’s face it, overwhelming. This full-day, two-part workshop led by aces in bookstore event management will teach attendees:

  • Best practices for in-store author events
  • Tips for navigating events in a small space
  • Best practices for off-site author events, including partnering with schools and libraries, hosting large-scale events, and using alternate venues
  • Best practices for ticketing events and anticipating turnout
  • How to launch a book festival in your community

Events University is open to all booksellers, including those who are not registered for Children’s Institute.

Watch video from this event.

Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Terms

Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Terms (June 19, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Terms .
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:  None

Counterspeak: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs with Joshua Clark Davis

Counterspeak: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs with Joshua Clark Davis (June 5, 2019)
Content related to the education session, Counterspeak: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs with Joshua Clark Davis .
Topic:
  • Advocacy
Tags:  None

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