Programming & Partnerships: Working with Title 1 Schools

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT

Title 1 schools work with a small number of resources and even smaller budgets to bring authors to student audiences, host book fairs, and keep accounts with independent bookstores. Luckily, many bookstores do manage successful and profitable partnerships with Title 1 schools. Panelists with ongoing success in partnering with Title 1 schools will share with attendees:

  • How to approach Title 1 schools
  • How these partnerships are effective and profitable
  • How to assist a school in maximizing monies received from a granting organization
  • How to build community goodwill through partnership with a Title 1 school
Rebekah Shoaf, Boogie Down Books (New York, NY); Kim Krug, Monkey See, Monkey Do (Clarence, NY); Cecilia Cackley, East City Books (Washington, D.C.); Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop (Southern Pines, NC)

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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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