Wi2023 Program

Tuesday, February 21, 2023  

10:40 am to 11:40 am

Raising Readers: Literacy During the Elementary School Years (Outside Expert) 606, Level 6, Seattle Convention Center

All children who pass through the doors of a bookstore are potential lifetime customers. In this session, John Schu author of This Is a Story(Candlewick Press) will educate booksellers on the fundamentals of literacy and development during the critical years of early childhood education, and equip stores with the tools and language needed to help young readers forge a path toward a lifelong love of reading. Presented by the ABC Children’s Group for all booksellers. (All)

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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