Almost every bookstore has a story time, but not every bookstore has a story time that keeps customers coming back again and again. This session is designed to teach attendees:
The performance aspect of story time and how to turn up the energy
Tips and tricks to be the best reader in the world
How to keep little ones engaged
Ways to adjust your approach when the crowd gets restless
How to read to kids of all ages
Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Co. (Seattle, WA); Jonathan Hamilt, Drag Queen Story Hour NYC (New York, NY); Anastasia McKenna, The Twig Book Shop(San Antonio, TX); Angela Whited, Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul, MN)
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.