Connecting With Fellow Booksellers During the COVID-19 Outbreak [2]

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 [4]; 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 [5] 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 [6] 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 [7] during this unprecedented time in bookselling.