Wi2023 Program

Thursday, February 23, 2023  

9:25 am to 10:25 am

Serving Communities by Creating Space 608, Level 6, Seattle Convention Center

For people in historically marginalized communities, having a space to exist, work, play, and connect can be a powerful thing. There are many ways to honor your community by creating space, and this panel will feature four booksellers who have done just that. You will leave this session with great hope for the future and promise of bookselling and with new ideas for creating space for the communities to which you belong.


Speakers: Davis Shoulders, Atlas Books (Johnson City, Tennessee); Lee Francis, Red Planet Books and Comics (Albuquerque, New Mexico); Janet Jones, Source Booksellers (Detroit, Michigan); Jonah Zimiles, [words] Bookstore (Maplewood, New Jersey)


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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