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Meghan Desjardins

Lead Bookseller

River Bookshop

Meghan Desjardins joined River Bookshop as the Lead Bookseller in August 2022, working with a great team to sell books to the communities of Amherstburg and Windsor-Essex. She has also worked in publishing for Biblioasis, Black Moss Press, and local authors. She considers it a small miracle to have had a career in books for over nine years so far, and she plans to keep it going for as long as she can.

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Retail panel: Pandemic-era booksellers one year later

Jan. 24, 2023, 2-3 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 https://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.

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