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Twenty years of BookNet Canada: A trivia event
Trivia | Dec. 9, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET | Free
BookNet Canada turned 20 this year! To celebrate, we’re hosting a live webinar trivia event — our twist on a good, old-fashioned pub quiz. Join us to see how much you remember about general book trivia, Canadian publishing goings-on, and the evolution of book formats over the past two decades.
Sign up as a solo player or put gather a team of up to ten players (each team member needs to register separately). When you register we’ll send you the trivia answer sheet to use the day of the quiz and the Zoom link.
This event promises fun, prizes, and — perhaps most important — bragging rights!
Retail panel: Pandemic-era booksellers one year later
Webinar | Jan. 24, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET | Free
In January 2022, we convened a panel of retailers, all of whom launched their bookstore during the pandemic (if you missed it, you can watch the video at tinyurl.com/techforumretailers ). Where are our booksellers and bookstores one year later? What have they learned? What further challenges have they encountered? What opportunities have opened up? How goes their customer acquisition and retention? And what do they think about returns? Join Stacy Batchelor (Fable Book Parlour), Kerri Doyle (Books & Shenanigans), and Meghan Desjardins (River Bookshop) in conversation with Tim Middleton and Lauren Stewart of BookNet and learn what it’s like to evolve as a retailer without a “before time” to reference.