Partnering for Offbeat Events

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

Creating successful community partnerships — with businesses ranging from toy stores to clothing boutiques — allows bookstores to expand their reach and to offer more creative and diverse authorless events. Bookseller panelists will review the challenges and rewards of local partnerships as well as the financial and logistical considerations that may arise when working with other businesses or local associations.

Denise Chávez, Casa Camino Real Book Store & Art Gallery (Las Cruces, NM); sweet pea, King’s Books (Tacoma, WA); Rebecca George, Volumes Bookcafe (Chicago, IL); Moderated by Susan Hans O'Connor, Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA)

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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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