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Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line

Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line (June 22, 2022)
Content related to the education session Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Partnerships to Strengthen Your Network and Your Bottom Line, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Advocacy
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101

Community partnerships are an untapped source of income for many stores. They can have a profound impact on a store’s bottom line as well as the soul of the store and its community. A panel of booksellers who work closely with community partners will share how to make initial contact, what format a partnership can take, and how to manage expectations without taking on too much. Attendees will have an opportunity for open discussion and to ask each other questions on community partnerships.

Jennifer Kraar, City of Asylum (Pittsburgh, PA); Lupe Penn, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC); Verlean Singletary, Da Book Joint (Chicago, IL); Laurie Gillman, East City Bookshop (Washington, D.C.)

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Indies Introduce Lunch & Signing

Indies Introduce Lunch & Signing (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session Indies Introduce Lunch & Signing, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • Handselling

Indies Introduce is all about what independent booksellers do best: Discovering exciting debut authors and sharing the best with readers across the country. You will hear about the title selection process from the bookseller panelists who curated the list and many of the debut authors will be present to read a short passage and answer a question posed by one of the panelists. Afterwards, authors will move to the signing area where booksellers can meet the authors and get galleys signed.

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NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview

NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session NPD Feature Talk: A Children’s Book Market Overview, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Brenna Connor, Books Insights Manager of The NPD Group, will break down the state of the US children’s book market including key trends to watch, highest growth areas, and performance by genre, format, and age range. This can’t-miss session is based on the latest NPD BookScan data and Brenna’s industry expertise.

Brenna Connor, NPD Books (Port Washington, NY)

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Merchandising Non-book Gifts and Sidelines

Merchandising Non-book Gifts and Sidelines (June 21, 2022)
Content related to the education session Merchandising Non-book Gifts and Sidelines, Children's Institute 2022.
Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101

Non-book gifts and sidelines support a store’s book inventory, increase dollars per transaction, add value for customers, and enhance a store’s personality. This session will offer merchandising tips to optimize your space, improve profitability, and serve your customers in a way that both increases sales and lets your store’s identity shine.

Alethea Chorey, Second Star to the Right

BJ Hegedus

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Summer-Fall 2022 Adult Indies Introduce Presentation

Summer-Fall 2022 Adult Indies Introduce Presentation (June 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Summer-Fall 2022 Adult Indies Introduce Presentation, Indies Introduce.
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Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • Handselling

Indies Introduce is about what independent booksellers do best: Discovering exciting debut authors and sharing the best with readers across the country. You will hear from the bookseller panelists who curated the Summer/Fall 2022 adult list, and many of this season’s debut authors will be present to read a short passage and answer a question posed by a panelist

Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses

Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses (May 24, 2022)
Content related to the education session Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses, Top Ten Things.
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Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
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  • Owners and Managers

Known for cultivating and building solid and symbiotic relationships with bookstores, university presses can be some of the best curation partners you have. Join a panel of booksellers and representatives from university presses as they discuss curation, partnerships, mission, finances, and — oh, yes — favorite titles. 

Featuring:

  • Clancey D'Isa, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL)
  • Catherine E. Hobbs, Columbia University Press (New York, NY)
  • Gianna LaMorte, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  • Levi Stahl, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL)
  • Alyson Turner, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI) 
  • Clancey D'Isa, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL)
  • Catherine E. Hobbs, Columbia University Press (New York, NY)
  • Gianna LaMorte, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  • Levi Stahl, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL)
  • Alyson Turner, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI) 
 
Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses (May 24, 2022)
Content related to the education session Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses, Top Ten Things.
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Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
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  • Owners and Managers

Known for cultivating and building solid and symbiotic relationships with bookstores, university presses can be some of the best curation partners you have. Join a panel of booksellers and representatives from university presses as they discuss curation, partnerships, mission, finances, and — oh, yes — favorite titles. 

Featuring:

  • Clancey D'Isa, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL)
  • Catherine E. Hobbs, Columbia University Press (New York, NY)
  • Gianna LaMorte, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  • Levi Stahl, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL)
  • Alyson Turner, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI) 
  • Clancey D'Isa, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL)
  • Catherine E. Hobbs, Columbia University Press (New York, NY)
  • Gianna LaMorte, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  • Levi Stahl, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL)
  • Alyson Turner, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI) 
 

Technology Meetup - Edelweiss

Technology Meetup - Edelweiss (April 14, 2022)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
  • Buying and Selling
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  • Technology

Edelweiss provides a lot of tools for book industry professionals, but its core purpose is to be a convenient place for booksellers to order frontlist titles from their sales reps. Join Deidre Dumpson, Retail Success Manager for Edelweiss, in a webinar to learn how the ordering process works.

Cosed captioning is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and is not reviewed for accuracy.

Roundtable: Genre Book Buzz

Roundtable: Genre Book Buzz (March 9, 2022)
Content related to the education session Roundtable: Genre Book Buzz, Snow Days 2022.
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Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101
  • Genre

Guaranteed to be both fun and informative, bookseller moderators will kick off the conversation by sharing their favorite frontlist and backlist genre titles, briefly discuss how the sale of these titles impacts their stores, including marketing and buying, and then invite you to join the conversation. What’s your hottest genre seller? What genre event are you the most proud of? And what titles can you not help but handsell?

Moderators: Mackenzie van Engelenhoven, The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT); Jessica Hahl, Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, ID); Audrey Huang, Belmont Books (Belmont, MA); Anne Holman, The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT); , (, )

Roundtable: Best Practices for Optimizing Store-Branded Merchandise

Roundtable: Best Practices for Optimizing Store-Branded Merchandise (March 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Roundtable: Best Practices for Optimizing Store-Branded Merchandise, Snow Days 2022.
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Topic:
  • Buying and Selling
Tags:
  • 101

Bookstore-branded merchandise is an important way to capitalize on the story and personality of your store. If you have had success with various vendors or specific merchandise, come share your experiences with your colleagues! And if you are considering offering branded merchandise, but aren’t sure where to start, this is the perfect space to ask for recommendations. Come prepared to crowdsource ideas, best practices, and resources — and to learn.

Moderators: Danny Caine, Raven Book Store (Lawrence, KS); Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA); Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books (Washington, DC)

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