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Lightning Talk - Zsamé Morgan (Babycake's Book Stack) on Mobile Bookstores

Lightning Talk - Zsamé Morgan (Babycake's Book Stack) on Mobile Bookstores (August 10, 2023)
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  • Buying and Selling
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  • Events

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On August 10, 2023, Zsamé Morgan (Babycake's Book Stack) discussed Weekly Events Inventory Curation in Niche Model Bookstores.

 

Lightning Talk - Dick Hermans of Oblong Books (Millerton & Rhinebeck, NY) on Music Retailing

Lightning Talk - Dick Hermans of Oblong Books (Millerton & Rhinebeck, NY) on Music Retailing (August 10, 2023)
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  • Buying and Selling
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  • 101

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On August 10, 2023, Dick Hermans of Oblong Books (Millerton & Rhinebeck, NY) discussed Music Retailing.

 

Lightning Talk - Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN) on Podium

Lightning Talk - Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN) on Podium (August 10, 2023)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • Technology

ABA's Lightning Talk series features booksellers presenting 5-10 minute talks on tech tools, organizational strategies, communication methods, or innovations they’ve made in their stores. On August 10, 2023, Cynthia Compton of 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN) discussed Podium.

 

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3 (August 8, 2023)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

Our New Member Series:Store Ownership 101 provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. 

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3 (August 8, 2023)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

Our New Member Series:Store Ownership 101 provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. 

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

ABACUS Workshop

ABACUS Workshop (July 17, 2023)
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  • Finance
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  • ABACUS

Join ABA CFO PK Sindwani, a former bookseller, and our accounting staff for our sessions designed to jumpstart your ABACUS submission. In this session, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions to fill out your ABACUS survey, tips on how to find your information to complete the survey, and ways to find time to report. Please bring your Trial balance, year-end payroll register from your payroll provider, and year-end cash register summary from your POS.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

ABACUS Workshop (July 17, 2023)
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  • Finance
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Join ABA CFO PK Sindwani, a former bookseller, and our accounting staff for our sessions designed to jumpstart your ABACUS submission. In this session, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions to fill out your ABACUS survey, tips on how to find your information to complete the survey, and ways to find time to report. Please bring your Trial balance, year-end payroll register from your payroll provider, and year-end cash register summary from your POS.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Virtual Bookstore Tour - Libros Bookshop (Taylor, TX)

Virtual Bookstore Tour - Libros Bookshop (Taylor, TX) (July 13, 2023)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101
Bookstore tours are always a highlight of ABA’s in-person institutes, and now you can join in on the fun from the comfort of your home (or bookstore!). These tours will offer booksellers the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain to see how other stores set up their spaces. On July 13, 2023, Veronica Soliz Johnson took us on a tour of Libros Bookshop in Taylor, TX. 
 
 
 
We look forward to touring a variety of store models, from traditional to pop-up to mobile, urban to rural, and all across the country. Email [email protected] to submit a proposal for your store!

Virtual Bookstore Tour - Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID)

Virtual Bookstore Tour - Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID) (July 13, 2023)
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Bookstore tours are always a highlight of ABA’s in-person institutes, and now you can join in on the fun from the comfort of your home (or bookstore!). These tours will offer booksellers the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain to see how other stores set up their spaces. On July 13, 2023, Rebecca Crosswhite took us on a tour of Rediscovered Books in Boise, ID. 
 
 
 
We look forward to touring a variety of store models, from traditional to pop-up to mobile, urban to rural, and all across the country. Email [email protected] to submit a proposal for your store!

 

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q3

New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits Q3 (July 11, 2023)
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  • Bookselling Essentials
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  • 101

Our New Member Series: Intro to ABA Benefits includes a tutorial on navigating Bookweb.org to ensure a better understanding of where to find the information most vital for members. The presentation looks at education resources, networking and community, business affinity partnerships, indie marketing, advocacy, and much more. The second half of the session will offer booksellers an open forum during which they can ask questions and talk with ABA staff.

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording. Please see the most recent coffee break and/or the daily email update for the most current information.

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