Host: Bradley Jones Participants: Donna, Paz, Bradley Jones, Christine Longmuir Notes: Affordable Occupancy is the foundation/essential component for the future of retail bookselling Check out Mainvest.com Look for community partners with Property or Wealth-Tech titans? Community Connection and collaboration to develop concept to present to investors or property owners Mine business districts business partners How… Continue reading Real Estate Trust
Host: Praveen Madan, CEO, Kepler’s Books Participants: Georgie Court, Bookstore1Sarasota Jeff Waxman, sales rep for IPG Nina Barrett, Bookends Beginnings, Evanston, IL Kathy Brozek, independent consulting working with nonprofits/financial services, writer Evan Karp, Booksmith Larry Engel, Reader and Author Jhoanna, Bel Canto Books Lisa, Buffalo Street Books Ron Charles, book critic at The Washington Post… Continue reading How can we work together to build a $50 Million national fund that will work as a foundation focused on bookstores and give grants and loans and offer fundraising training to bookstores?
Host: BrocheAroe Fabian, River Dog Book Co. firstname.lastname@example.org Participants: Bruce DeLaney, Rediscovered Bookstore, Clare Doornbos, bookseller, Mr. Mopps, Eric Besner, Fable, Julia, Vroman’s & Book Soup, Sandi, Book Dragon, Billie Bloebaum, Bill Densmore, Nilaja Biggs, Rebecca Fitting, Greenlight, Nicole Brinkley, Tom, New Story Community Bookstore Notes: Arts Council? Seed grants/maintenance grants Private funding, VC model,… Continue reading Can we create a funding model that exists outside of traditional lending institutions and does not rely solely upon increased profit margins?
Host: Jamie Fiocco Participants: Eileen Dengler, NAIBA; Nina Bennett, Bookends Beginnings, Timothy Daudelin, Pendragon Books, Jim Bean, Anthology, Rebecca Fitting, Greenlight Bookstores Notes: How do we create living wages with pre-priced merch and slim margins? No consensus among booksellers on pricing books themselves. Stores: time / effort to price every book. What do they price it… Continue reading How do we create a living wage model?
Host: Jeff Deutsch Notes: Philanthropy as a path towards non-book-sale funding JD ‘any step away from bookselling is a step in the wrong direction’ How to preserve bookselling as core practice Publishing partners, what would you want bookstores to do/provide? Josh Cook: “why can you be a successful bookstore and still struggle financially?” … where… Continue reading How can we create a financial model that recognizes that booksellers’ primary work is cultural – and the funding can’t come from the retail activity exclusively – without losing sight of our primary work: bookselling? And how can we do it in collaboration with (not in opposition to) publishers and other literary community?