The Bookstore Renaissance: New experiments and innovations from independent booksellers

A session at Digital Book World 2012

  • Bradley Graham
  • Mitchell Kaplan

Wednesday 25th January, 2012

1:30pm to 2:20pm (EST)

Increased ebook reading and the continuing migration of print book buying to online retailers keeps reducing the need for shelf space in brick-and-mortar retail. We’ve seen the demise of Borders in 2011 take a large amount of space out of the game, perhaps breathing new life into the chain and indie players that remain. Meanwhile, experiements are taking place involving events and community, discounts and returnability, printing-in-store with Espresso, and inventory management, all in efforts to help independent stores continue their important role in the book supply chain. With a panel assembled with the help of the American Booksellers Association, bookstores and publishers will discuss these experiments and what they tell us about the future of independent bookstores in challenging times.

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Bradley Graham
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John Mutter

I'm editor-in-chief of Shelf Awareness, providing daily enlightenment for the book trade. bio from Twitter

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Roxanne Coady

Founder and CEO of R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT and JustTheRightBook.com bio from Twitter

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Mitchell Kaplan

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Time 1:30pm2:20pm EST

Date Wed 25th January 2012

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