Upcoming sessions

Tech Forum sessions now run throughout the year. Check back here regularly for registration details or sign up to the Tech Forum newsletter to be notified of new sessions as they’re announced.

I opened a bookstore in the pandemic!

Panel | January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET | Free

Join our panel of retailers, all of whom launched their bookstore during the pandemic, for a discussion of lessons learned. They’ll share what motivated them to start a bookstore and what it was like to open their doors, virtual and physical, during a pandemic. The panelists will also delve into how they establish themselves within their communities and how they forge relationships with their customers.

Peek behind the curtain of this new class of booksellers and hear how their expectations stacked up to the reality of this new bookselling ecosystem.



Emerging trends: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market

Webinar | February 3, 2-3 p.m. ET | Free

This webinar will use the most up-to-date data to reveal the emerging trends in the types of books Canadians are buying. Are Canadians still buying books about bread-making? Are they turning away from Thrillers and Self-Help in favour of Manga and Crafts & Hobbies? BookNet Canada SalesData experts, Monique Mongeon and Hannah Johnston dig deep into the data to show you the book subjects on the move.