ShopTalk Subsets- Small(ish) Stores, Nontraditional Stores, Mixed & Used Inventory Bookstores, Tourist Town Bookstores, Bookstores with Cafes/Restaurants/Bars, College/University Bookstores

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:00 PM EDT

Come together for connection, support, community, and resources! This ShopTalk will provide space to discuss the unique issues you experience within your business. The last 15 minutes of the session will be reserved for a larger group discussion, with the rest of the time set aside for smaller breakout groups. All attendees should come prepared to participate. Booksellers who fit in more than one group will have the ability to move between breakout rooms.

  • Small(ish) Stores: Members at stores operating with three or fewer employees
  • Nontraditional Stores: Members whose retail types are pop-ups, online-only, hybrids, mobile, and more
  • Mixed & Used Inventory Bookstores: Members who stock mixed or used inventory
  • Tourist Town Bookstores: Members in tourist areas
  • Bookstores with Cafes/Restaurants/Bars: Members whose bookstores include a cafe, restaurant, or bar
  • College/University Bookstores: Members whose bookstores are part of a college or university

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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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