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Lori Wightman

Manager/Lead Bookseller

River Bookshop

Lori has been a booky as long as she remembers, first as a voracious reader, then as a library worker and now as a bookseller at River Bookshop, a small indie bookshop in beautiful Amherstburg, Ontario. She plans to live long enough to get through her to-read pile.

Session

I opened a bookstore in the pandemic!

January 27, 2022 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.

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