Inspiring Literary Citizenship

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:40am to 11:40am

This session will focus on ways booksellers can give back to both their literary and local communities by participating on boards of literary associations, serving as judges for book awards, volunteering with the chamber of commerce, or even running for city and/or local government positions, all while still being active in the day-to-day life of the bookstore.

Melanie McNair, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe (Asheville, NC); Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books (Portland, OR); Richard Howorth, Square Books (Oxford, MS); Moderated by Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA)

About ABA

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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