Idea Exchange: Exploring Innovative Business Models and Funding Options

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

In today’s competitive, high-cost world, building a financially viable bookstore is a challenge more than ever, resulting in the need to identify and explore non-traditional business building and creative funding options. In this roundtable, owners and managers will meet to share and discuss their experiences with various non-traditional ways to start a book businesses and access funding in different economic environments.

Angela Maria Spring, Duende District Bookstore (Washington, D.C.)

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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.




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