Connecting With Fellow Booksellers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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As the coronavirus outbreak continues, booksellers around the country are managing life shifts they might not be prepared for. Booksellers looking for support, advice, and a chance to chat with fellow colleagues should join ABA’s “COVID-19 Open Forum.” 

Meetings will be held via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET through April 30. Join the Zoom calls here; the meeting ID is 749 778 583. ABA’s membership team will moderate the forum. In addition to socializing, these meetings also give booksellers a chance to ask ABA specific questions. 

Booksellers can visit the dedicated Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers page on BookWeb to find critical information about immediate steps to take regarding the outbreak; support being offered by publishers, wholesalers, and vendors; ABA’s initiatives during the outbreak; opportunities for financial assistance; and more.

Additionally, the COVID-19 Bookseller-to-Bookseller Forum on BookWeb offers a place for booksellers to talk with one another about their concerns at any time of day.

Booksellers are encouraged to reach out to ABA with any questions or concerns during this unprecedented time in bookselling.