Winter Institute 2021 Program

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Sessions marked with this symbol feature American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services provided by Handwriter Ink. Brought to you in part by and The Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Thursday, February 18, 2021  

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET

Bookseller-to-Bookseller Discussion Group Breakouts

Discussion Topics:

  • What are your greatest fears for the future of your store? Be as specific as possible.
  • What is the most recent prediction you’ve heard about the future? For the economy? For retail? For indie bookstores? How did those predictions make you feel? What did they make you think about?
  • What is your greatest hope for your store? Be as specific as possible.

About ABA

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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