Wi2023 Program

Thursday, February 23, 2023  

3:10 pm to 4:10 pm

Partnering with Literary Institutions (Outside Expert and Bookseller Panel) 609, Level 6, Seattle Convention Center

This session is a celebration of the symbiotic relationships between independent bookstores and other literary institutions. Featuring representatives from Town Hall Seattle and Hugo House, as well as booksellers who have relationships with these institutions. The panelists will highlight how their partnerships began and will discuss the creative and successful results of these ongoing collaborations.


Speakers: Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, Washington); Stesha Brandon, Seattle Public Library (Seattle, Washington); Gary Luke, Hugo House (Seattle, Washington); Megan Castillo, Town Hall Seattle (Seattle, Washington); Spencer Ruchti, Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, Washington)


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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